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Mª Teresa Ruiz Cantero

Field of study: Preventive Medicine and Public Health

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 Mª Teresa Ruiz Cantero


University Professor of Preventive Medicine and Public Health

Coordinator of the Doctorate in Health Sciences and of the Research Group in Public Health of the University of Alicante

Training: Undergraduate degree and Doctorate in Medicine and Master in Public Health

I am member of the University of Alicante Institute for Gender Studies Research, and of the Biomedical Research Centre in Epidemiology and Public Health Network (CIBERESP). I have been deputy dean of Research, Doctorate and International Relations of the Faculty of Health Sciences at the UA from 2012 to 2015.

Lecturer of Medicine from 1984 to 1997, I have initiated the Public Health course in the UA undergraduate degrees, like Social Work, Optics, Nursing and Education, with subjects/courses like Woman Health with a gender perspective, taken by students from different disciplines (Economics, Geography, IT, Philosophy,…).

I have supervised 8 PhD theses for undergraduate students in Medicine, Obstetrics, Nutrition, Philosophy, Optics-Documentation and Biology. 5 PhD theses have been awarded the special award and 3 the European/international mention.

I have conducted 11 competitive projects (teaching innovation: 2), and have participated in 25 (3 Europeans and 2 Contracts with the Ministry of Health) from which many national and international articles have come. Six-year research activity periods: 4.

Lines of research

My main lines of research are:

  • Political epidemiology.
  • Health and Gender:
    • 1. Gender Bias and Innovations related to health (in research, scientific dissemination and sanitary attention)
    • 2. Indicators of gender and health

Links to websites

University Institute for Gender Studies Research (IUIEG)

Universidad de Alicante
Carretera San Vicente s/n
03690 San Vicente del Raspeig
Alicante (Spain)

Tel: (+34) 96 590 9415

Fax: (+34) 96 590 9803

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