ICREA Academia
Joan Benach de Rovira

Joan Benach de Rovira

ICREA Acadèmia 2018

Universitat Pompeu Fabra · Social & Behavioural Sciences

Joan Benach de Rovira

Director of the Health Inequalities Research Group/Employment Conditions Network (GREDS-EMCONET, UPF), Co-Director of the Johns Hopkins-Pompeu Fabra Public Policy Center, Senior Researcher and Full Professor at the Department of Political and Social Sciences at
Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) in Barcelona. My academic background includes a MD, a MPH, a degree in Preventive Medicine & Public Health, a PhD in Public Health (Johns Hopkins University) and a wide-ranging background in social sciences (studies of History, and
Methodology of Social Sciences). My main scientific contributions include a large number of papers and publications with original analyses on the Social Determinants of Health and Health Inequalities.

Research interests

I substantially have contributed to Social Determinants of Health and Health Inequalities scholarship in research/health policy and knowledge transfer. In the last five years, my main scientific contributions include papers (n=28), and books, reports, and other publications (n=73), with original analyses, reviews and commentaries on employment conditions and precarious employment, the health intersections among social class, geography, migration, and gender, health policy analyses, and critical complex systems reviews. I’ve shown my research leadership in many international projects and collaborations linked to scientists from all over the world (e.g., Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Colombia, India, Mozambique, Puerto Rico, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, UK, U.S.), giving many presentations, conferences, and workshops on the aforementioned subjects.


Social Determinants of Health, Health Inequalities, Employment Precariousness