Ester Villalonga Olives
Ester Villalonga-Olives is a Social Epidemiologist. She is a Sociologist and PhD in Biomedicine and has studied and performed her research in Spain, Italy, Germany, the UK and the US. Her research interests are related to infant health, health related quality of life, stress measures, mental health, the social determinants of health, and structural equation modelling. Some of the articles that are part of her dissertation in Biomedicine have received young investigator awards at international conferences. She has also been part of organizing and scientific committees at several international events. In 2013, she has received an Award of Excellence of the Interntional Society for Quality of Life Research in recognition of superior achievements for her work related to perceived health in migrant children. At present she is part of the scientific committee of the next Epi Worldwide conference that will be held in Alaska in 2014. She is currently the head of the European Young Epidemiologists group, the European delegate of the Early Carreer Epidemiologist worldwide group, and a member of the International Epidemiology Association board.