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Researcher 

Mariona Pons-Vigués holds a Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy, a Master’s degree in Public Health and a PhD in Health and Life Sciences. She is currently working as researcher at the Institut Universitari d’Investigació en Atenció Primària Jordi Gol (IDIAP Jordi Gol) in Barcelona (Spain) since December 2011. In this primary health care research institute, she is developing different activities: research, research consultancy and teaching ongoing courses for primary health care professionals.

She is member of the GRenSSAP (Research group on health services in primary care), a research group recognized by the Catalan Government, and of the Primary Care Prevention and Health Promotion Research Network (redIAPP), funded by the RETICS programme of Charles III Health Institute (Instituto de Salud Carlos III).

She has expertise in qualitative studies, quantitative studies and mixed-methods in the field of Epidemiology, Public Health and Primary Health Care. Her areas of research are health promotion and preventive activities, multimorbidity, complex interventions and social inequalities in health. In addition, she is a part-time lecturer in the Master on Health Promotion at Universitat de Girona.

At present, she will start as a senior researcher leading two important research lines that are crucial in the strategies of the IDIAP Jordi Gol: public involvement in research and integration social determinants of health into primary care research.