Juana Maria Delgado-Saborit completed her PhD degree at the University Jaume I (Spain). Subsequently, she moved to the University of Birmingham (UK) to work as a Research Fellow progressing later to Lecturer. She has conducted research stages at prestigious centres, such as Harvard School of Public Health, Imperial College London, King’s College London, University College London and Utrecht University.
She is an expert in exposure assessment studies, in chemical speciation for source identification and in using biomarkers to assess environmental exposures and effects to oxidative stress and inflammation.
Her current research applies epidemiological methodologies and geographical information system techniques to assess the effects of air pollution and noise on cognitive performance and development in children. She applies exposure models based on dispersion, land use regression and machine learning to estimate exposures in large-scale populations.
Juana Maria Delgado-Saborit is collaborating with the Committee on the Medical Effects of Air Pollutants (UK) and Public Health England to evaluate the epidemiological evidence linking exposure to air pollution and cognitive decline and dementia.
She has received two prestigious Investigator Awards: the 2010 Cefic LRI Innovative Science Award and the 2011 Walter A. Rosenblith New Investigator Award. She currently holds a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship.
Lines of Research
- Exposure assessment monitoring
- Exposure assessment modelling
- Cognition, neurodevelopment and neurodegenerative diseases