ContactO'Callaghan Gordo, Cristina
Her research encompasses the field of planetary health, that is, the study of the impacts on human health caused by anthropogenic disruptions of the Earth's natural systems, taking into account the political, economic and social systems in which these interactions take place. As an epidemiologist, she studies the association between exposure to different environmental factors and non-communicable diseases on a global scale.
At present, her main research lines are the following:
i) association between heat stress and kidney diseases, including the study of idiopathic chronic kidney disease;
ii) urbanization and health, with a particular interest in exposure to cities' green spaces;
iii) environmental epidemiology and indigenous communities, particularly the study of pollution related with mining industries.