About me

Dr Juana María Delgado-Saborit

Principal Investigator & Academic Supervisor

Dr Juana María Delgado-Saborit is the head of the Environmental Health Research Laboratory. She is based at the University Jaume I in Spain, where she joined the Perinatal Epidemiology, Environmental Health and Clinical Research as a Distinguished Researcher in 2020 thanks to the Generalitat Valenciana incoming talent programme GenT. She is also a member of the Joint Research Unit in Epidemiology, Environment and Health (UJI-FISABIO-UV).

Her current research focuses on understanding the interrelationship between environmental factors with health and well-being in order to inform environmental health policies that promote healthy, resilient and sustainable societies.

She is an expert in studies evaluating exposure to atmospheric pollutants, in chemical characterization for the identification of sources of pollution and in the use of biomarkers to evaluate environmental exposures and the effects of oxidative stress and inflammation on health. Her research applies epidemiology, geostatistics, biomarkers, modelling, sensors and artificial intelligence to evaluate the effects of environmental factors, including air pollution, on cognitive health in children.

She has previously worked at the University of Birmingham (UK) and ISGlobal (Spain). She has completed research stages at leading scientific institutions such as the Harvard School of Public Health, Imperial College London, King’s College London, University College London, Utrecht University, and the Joint Research Centre.

She has collaborated with the World Health Organization and the Committee on the Medical Effects of Air Pollutants (UK). She holds honorary appointments at Imperial College London, King’s College London and the University of Birmingham.

She received the Cefic LRI Innovative Science Award 2010 and the 2011 Walter A. Rosenblith New Investigator Award, and the 2018 Safety in Construction Medal at the Institute of Civil Engineers Publishing Awards.