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Dr. Maria M. Morales Suárez-Varela

Dr. Maria M. Morales Suárez-Varela
Professor Titular de Universidad
Area de Medicina Preventiva y Salud Pública
Universitat de Valencia
Avd. Vicente Andrés Estellés s/n
46100 - Burjasot (Valencia)
Telephone/Fax: 34-963544951
e-mail: maria.m.morales@uv.es

María Morales is a university professor at the University of Valencia (Spain) and doctor in Preventive Medicine and Public Health. She studied at the University of Córdoba (S. Spain) and holds a MD (1984) and PhD (1987). I entered the University of Valencia in 1988 as a full professor until the present day. Her training took her to the McGill University (Montreal, Canada), Summer WHO Epidemiology course in Florence, Italy under Professor Jorn Olsen, with whom I continue working. I have completed a statistics course at IARC (Lyon, France), and a course at Rotterdam University, Holland on Epidemiology and Public Health. I obtained my master in Public Health at the University of Valencia (1992). I am specialised in Preventive Medicine and Public Health at the University Dr. Peset Hospital (Valencia, 1994). I have managed the unit of Clinical and Epidemiological Research as an epidemiologist from 1994-2006 at this hospital, which has become a Foundation (presently undergoing changes). Furthermore, Dr. Morales is a member of the Royal Academy of Medicine (Valencia), a referee for various journals, and she collaborates with the Spanish Ministry of Health.

María Morales has written widely on numerous aspects of preventive medicine and public health in several International Journals according to the Medical Science Citation Index. In the last 5 years, she has worked on European projects, Bio-med, rare cancers led by Prof. Olsen and Elsbeth Lynge (both from Denmark), she has collaborated with the Thames Cancer Research (T.C.R.) on several occasions, and she presently collaborates with the Danish National Cohort (D.N.C. Aarhus University, Denmark), and also in coordination with Valencia on the ISAAC I, II and III projects on Asthma, Atopic Dermatitis in Children with the New Zealand University. She has been involved in 311 published articles, a similar number of communications and has led some 30 doctorate theses. She has undertaken an environmental project on Water, Residues and Atmospheric Quality.

Presently, she is working on several Perinatology projects within the D.N.C., and the T.C.R.

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