Benach De Rovira, Joan

MD, MHP, PhD. Co-Director. Professor. Department of Political and Social Sciences, Pompeu Fabra University. Associate Professor. Johns Hopkins University.
Departament de Ciències Polítiques i Socials

+34 93 542 2847
joan.benach@upf.edu
Ramon Trias Fargas, 25-27 08005 Barcelona

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Dr. Joan Benach is Senior ResearcherDirector of the Health Inequalities Research Group -­‐ Employment Conditions Network (GREDS-­‐EMCONET), and Professor of Public Health and Occupational Health in the Department of Political and Social Sciences (Section Sociology) at the Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona. He has appointments at the Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, US), the University of Toronto (Toronto, Canada), and the University of Alberta (Edmonton, Canada).

Dr. Benach has a varied academic background that includes a MD, a MPH, a PhD and a degree in Preventive Medicine and Public Health from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. His research focuses on Occupational health, Social determinants of health, Health inequalities, Social public health policy, Precarious employment and Employment conditions.

 

 

Recent publications (selection):

Peralta A, Benach J, Espinel-Flores V, Gotsens M, Borrell C, Marí-Dell’Olmo M. (2020), Studying geographic inequalities in mortality due to specific causes in contexts with deficient data sources: lessons from Ecuador. Epidemiology 31:2, pp. 290-300.

Benach, J., Rivera Díaz, M., Muñoz, N.J., Martínez-Herrera, E., Manuel Pericàs, J. (2019) "What the Puerto Rican hurricanes make visible: Chronicle of a public health disaster foretold." Social Science & Medicine.

Cash-Gibson L, Benach J. (2019) Health inequalities research capacity in the UK: preliminary findings from a realist explanatory case study. The Lancet; 394, Special issue 29.

Julià M, Belvis F, Vives A, Tarafa G, Benach J. (2019) "Informal employees in the European Union. Working conditions, employment precariousness, and health," Journal of Public Health, 41(2), Pp e141–e151

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

Ruiz, M. E., Vives, A., Martínez, E., Julià, M., Benach, J. (2017) "How does informal employment impact population health? Lessons from the Chilean employment conditions survey". Safety Science.

Ruiz, M. E., Bolíbar, M., Sanchez-Mira, N., Vives, A., Benach, J. "Informality under the skin. Chilean workers: (re)presenting informal employment and health inequalities" (Forthcoming)

Julià M, Vives A, Tarafa G, Benach J. (2017) "Changing the way we understand precarious employment and health: precarisation affects the whole salaried population," Safety Science 100:66-73.

Mousaid S, Huegaerts, K Bosmans K, Julià M, Benach J, Vanroelen C. (2017) "The quality of work in the Belgian service voucher system," International Journal of Health Servives 47(1):40-60.

Benach, J., and Muntaner, C., with Solar, O., Santana, V., and Quinlan, M., and the Employment Conditions Network. (2014). "Employment, Work and Health Inequalities: A Global Perspective". Icaria Editorial, ISBN: 978-84-9888-518 (ebook)

Julià M, Ollé-Espluga, Vanroelen C, De Moortel D, Mousaid S, Vinberg S, Puig-Barrachina V, Sánchez E, Muntaner C, Artazcoz L, Benach J. (2017) "Employment and labor market results for the SOPHIE Project: concepts, analyses and policies," International Journal of Health Services, 47(1):18-39.

Julià M, Vanroelen C, Bosmans K, Van Aerden K, Benach J. (2017) "Precarious employment and employment quality in relation to health and well-being in Europe," International Journal of Health Services 47(3):389-409.

Benach, J., Julià, M., Tarafa, G., Mir, J., Molinero, E., & Vives, A. (2015). "Multidimensional measurement of precarious employment: Social distribution and its association with health in Catalonia (Spain)". Gaceta Sanitaria, 29(5), 375-378.

Julià, M., Tarafa, G., O'Campo, P., Muntaner, C., Jódar, P., & Benach, J. (2016). "Informal employment in high-income countries for a health inequalities research: A scoping review". Work, 53(2), 347-356.

Llop-Gironés, A., Tarafa, G., Benach, J. (2015). "Nurse staffing, working conditions and the impact on health". Gaceta Sanitaria, 29(2), 155-156.