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Jordi Sunyer Deu

Jordi Sunyer is Head of ISGlobal's Child Health Programme. He is a professor in Preventive Medicine and Public Health at the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona. He is the founder and chair of the INMA birth cohort in Spain and principal investigator of several international studies including the ERC Advanced Grant BREATHE:  BRain dEvelopment and Air polluTion ultrafine particles in scHool children. His main research is about the frequency and aetiology of the asthma and the COPD, air pollution and the cardio respiratory diseases and the early life origins of the neurobehavioral development. In 2014 he won the most prestigious global prize of environment and health research, the John Goldsmith Award. He received this award for his outstanding contributions to the knowledge and practice of environmental epidemiology.

  • Selected Publications

Air Pollution Exposure during Pregnancy and Childhood Autistic Traits in Four European Population-Based Cohort Studies: The ESCAPE Project.

Guxens M, Ghassabian A, Gong T, Garcia-Esteban R, Porta D, Giorgis-Allemand L, Almqvist C, Aranbarri A, Beelen R, Badaloni C, Cesaroni G, de Nazelle A, Estarlich M, Forastiere F, Forns J, Gehring U, Ibarluzea J, Jaddoe VW, Korek M, Lichtenstein P, Nieuwenhuijsen MJ, Rebagliato M, Slama R, Tiemeier H, Verhulst FC, Volk HE, Pershagen G, Brunekreef B, Sunyer J.

Environ Health Perspect. 2016 Jan;2016(1):133-40


Association between traffic-related air pollution in schools and cognitive development in primary school children: a prospective cohort study.

Sunyer J, Esnaola M, Alvarez-Pedrerol M, Forns J, Rivas I, López-Vicente M, Suades-González E, Foraster M, Garcia-Esteban R, Basagaña X, Viana M, Cirach M, Moreno T, Alastuey A, Sebastian-Galles N, Nieuwenhuijsen M, Querol X.

PLoS Med. 2015 Mar 3;12(3):e1001792


Green spaces and cognitive development in primary schoolchildren.

Dadvand P, Nieuwenhuijsen MJ, Esnaola M, Forns J, Basagaña X, Alvarez-Pedrerol M, Rivas I, López-Vicente M, De Castro Pascual M, Su J, Jerrett M, Querol X, Sunyer J.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015 Jun 30;112(26):7937-42. 


Temporal trends in concentrations and total serum burdens of organochlorine compounds from birth until adolescence and the role of breastfeeding.

Gascon M, Vrijheid M, Garí M, Fort M, Grimalt JO, Martinez D, Torrent M, Guxens M, Sunyer J.

Environ Int. 2015 Jan;74:144-51.


Vitamin D in Pregnancy and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder-like Symptoms in Childhood.

Morales E, Julvez J, Torrent M, Ballester F, Rodríguez-Bernal CL, Andiarena A, Vegas O, Castilla AM, Rodriguez-Dehli C, Tardón A, Sunyer J.

Epidemiology. 2015 Jul;26(4):458-65


Intrauterine and early postnatal exposure to outdoor air pollution and lung function at preschool age.

Morales E, Garcia-Esteban R, de la Cruz OA, Basterrechea M, Lertxundi A, de Dicastillo MD, Zabaleta C, Sunyer J.

Thorax. 2015 Jan;70(1):64-73.


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Jordi Sunyer Deu

Head of the Child Health Programme

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