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Academic background

  • Grado de Doctora (Apto Cum laude. Premio Extraordinario en Medicina)
    Universidad de Alicante (01/01/1997)
  • Grado de Licenciada (Sobresaliente por unanimidad)
    Universidad de Alicante. Facultad de Medicina (01/10/1988)
  • Licenciada en Medicina y Cirugía
    Universidad de Alicante. Facultad de Medicina (01/06/1988)

 Elena Ronda, graduated (1988) as a medical doctor (MD) and as Ph.D. (with special distinction, 1997) at the University of Alicante -UA- (Spain). Master in Public Health at the Spanish School of Public Health (Madrid). She obtained the specialist in Preventive Medicine and Public Health in 1991. She has been a professor in Public Health since 1998 (University of Alicante) and a researcher at CISAL (Research Center in Occupational Health), center recognized as a consolidated group of the CIBER-Epidemiology and Public Health by the Instituto de Salud Carlos III (since 2008).

Her work background began in the Preventive Medicine Service in Alicante General Hospital) and as Senior Occupational Health Officer at the Public Health Centre of Alicante. 
Her main area of research is in occupational epidemiology. Her research focuses on the impact of work on a range of health outcomes. She has wide experience on the measurement of work exposures, the use of statistical models applied to public health and in comparative epidemiological studies, working with large complex databases and with prospective longitudinal cohort data.
Her first major research projects were in occupational epidemiology in the field of reproduction, where she has concentrated on effects of different exposure in adverse reproductive outcomes. This line has been in cooperation with the Department of Occupational Medicine at the University of Bergen (Norway). In collaboration with faculty of optics of the UA she has established a line of research which aims to evaluate the effect of the use of visual display terminals on visual health through the development of specific tools.
During the past few years, she has been involved in the start of several projects related to the health of migrants and the link between migration, working conditions and health.  She is the co-coordinator of the Immigration and Health Program of the Biomedical Research Networking Centers (CIBER) del Instituto de Salud Carlos III in Spain and member of the steering committee of the Migrant health section at the EUPHA (European Public Health Association). She is a Faculty Member of the Migration and Health Research Center at the University of California (United States).
She has been the leader of more than 15 competitive scientific projects. She is author of more than 90 papers in peer review journals ( She runs the occupational health research line in the health sciences doctorate program in the UA. She has participated in funded research leading to ten doctoral theses (three of them with international distinctions and with honours).  Since 2009, she has been the Coordinator of the Group of Technological Innovation (GITE) in Public Health in the UA whose aim is to promote educational innovation among teachers and students of this subject. She was the director for 12 years of the University of Alicante venue in Cocentaina, a campus dedicated to innovation in scientific research.
She served in several European Union (EU) and other expert committees evaluating the effect of working conditions on health and in EU research evaluation committees. Since 2012 has been the coordinator of the Clinical Medicine and Epidemiology area of the Spanish Research Agency for evaluation of research projects.
She is the editor of the Spanish journal of occupational medicine: Archivos de prevención de riesgos laborales. She