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Cash Gibson, Lucinda

Lucinda Cash Gibson
Social and Political Sciences Department
Post-doctoral researcher

Short Biosketch

Lucinda Cash-Gibson, BSc, MSc, MRes, PhD, has been part of GREDS-EMCONET since 2015. Her current position is Research Manager of the Johns-Hopkins University-Pompeu Fabra University Public Policy Center (JHU-UPF-BSM-PPC), and Professor-Lecturer at UPF-Barcelona School of Management.

She holds a PhD in Public Health (Cum Laude) from Universitat Pompeu Fabra (2016-2020); her thesis was on: “Where, Why and How Scientific Knowledge on Health Inequalities in Generated? -An integrated perspective to strengthen understanding of health inequalities research capacities. Key insights from the United Kingdom and the city of Barcelona”. She also holds a Master of Research (MSc) in Sociology and Demography from Universitat Pompeu Fabra (2015-2016), a Master of Science (MSc) in Reproductive and Sexual Health Research (Global Public Heath) from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK (2007-2008), and a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Molecular Cell Biology from University College London, UK (2004-2017).

Research Interests (key words)

Health inequalities; public health; sociology of science; research capacity strengthening; health systems strengthening; public policies.

Appointments and visiting positions

Research Manager, Johns-Hopkins University-Pompeu Fabra University Public Policy Center (JHU-UPF-BSM-PPC), and Professor-Lecturer at UPF-Barcelona School of Management (2021- ongoing).

Researcher, Research Group on Health Inequalities, Environment and Employment Conditions Network (GREDS-EMCONET), Department of Political and Social Sciences, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain (2015-ongoing).

Scientific Project Manager, Institut de Recerca Vall d'Hebron (VHIR), Barcelona, Spain (2021-2021)

Consultant, World Health Organization, WHO European Region (2018-2019).

Intern, World Health Organization, WHO European Region (2017-2018).

Visiting Researcher, National Institute of Public Health of Mexico (INSP), Cuernavaca, Mexico (2014).

Researcher, IESE Business School, Center for Research on Healthcare Innovation Management (2013-2015).

Pre-doctoral Researcher, Imperial College London, UK (2011-2012).

Selected Publications

Benach, J; Zografos, C; Cash-Gibson, L; Martinez-Herrera, E; Pericàs JM. The case for Planetary Health Prevention.  J Epidemiol Community Health Published Online First: 11 November 2021. doi: 10.1136/jech-2021-217988

Cash-Gibson, L; Martinez-Herrera, E; Benach, J. What key conditions and mechanisms generate health inequalities research in different settings? Study protocol for two realist explanatory case studies. Eval Program Plann. 2021 Jul 30;89:101986. doi: 10.1016/j.evalprogplan.2021.101986. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34390924

Cash-Gibson, L; Pericàs JM, Martinez-Herrera E, Benach J. Health Inequalities in the Time of COVID-19: The Globally Reinforcing Need to Strengthen Health Inequalities Research Capacities. Int J Health Serv. 2021 Mar 8:2073142199393

Cash-Gibson, L. Where, Why and How Scientific Knowledge on Health Inequalities is Generated?: An Integrated Perspective to Strengthen Understanding of Health Inequalities Research Capacities: Key Insights from the United Kingdom and the City of Barcelona. Doctoral thesis. Universitat Pompeu Fabra. 2020

Cash-Gibson, L; Harris, M; Guerra, G; Benach, J. A novel conceptual model and heuristic tool to strengthen understanding and capacities for health inequalities research. Health Res Policy Sys 18, 42 (2020).

Llop-Girones, A; Cash-Gibson, L; Chicumbe, S; Alvarez, F; Zahinos, I; Mazive, E; Benach; J. Strengthening health equity monitoring is essential in public health: lessons from Mozambique. Global Health 15, 67 (2019).

Peralta, A; Benach, J; Borrell, C; Espinel, V; Cash-Gibson, L; Marí-Dell’Olmo, M. Evaluation of the Mortality Registry in Ecuador (2001-2013): Social and Geographical Inequalities in Data Completeness and Quality. Population Health Metrics. 2019; 17:3.

Cash-Gibson, L; F Rojas Gualdron, D; M Pericas, J; Benach, J (2018). Inequalities in the Global Health Inequalities Research: A 50-year Bibliometric Analysis (1996-2015). PLOS ONE. 13(1): e0191901.

Cash-Gibson, L; Guerra y Guerra, G; Salgado de Snyder, N. SDH-Net: A South-North-South collaboration to build sustainable capacities for research on social determinants of health in low and middle income countries. Health Res Policy Sys 13, 45 (2015)

Participation in international projects

IMI Innovative Medicines Initiative 2 joint Undertaking funded project: EU-PEARL - EU Patient- cEntric clinicAl tRial pLatforms (2019-2023). (

European Commission FP7 Collaborative research project: "SDH-Net- Building Sustainable Capacity for Research for Health and its Social Determinants in Low and Middle- Income Countries" in Africa and Latin America (2012-2015) (

European Commission FP7 Collaborative research project: “Project Integrate – Benchmarking Integrated Care for Better Management of Chronic and Age-Related Conditions in Europe" (2012-2016) (