Meritxell Mallafré Larrosa

Research Associate, Barcelona

United States, 2020

Meritxell is a Medical Doctor (MD, University of Barcelona, 2020) in pursuit of a career at the intersection of Cancer Control and Global Health Governance. She is currently a Master of Global Public Health candidate (MPH, Columbia University in the City of New York, 2023) under the support of La Caixa Fellowship program.
She holds 4 years of professional experience in Translational Research and Implementation Science focusing on Cancer Control internationally, with a broad portfolio ranging from both quantitative and qualitative data analysis, project management and impact assessment, to stakeholder engagement and policy analysis.
Meritxell currently serves as a Research Associate for the European Cancer Leagues, in addition to representing the NGO as a Youth Ambassador at a national level. Moreover, as part of her postgraduate studies, she recently joined the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC-WHO) to work on a multi-state Health System Assessment in India.
Previously, she served as an Epidemiologist within the Public Health Agency of Catalonia, working on COVID-19 surveillance and response. Furthermore, she defended her master thesis on the topic of breast cancer and brain metastasis, for which she received a scholarship from the Spanish Association Against Cancer. Driven by the purpose to contribute to human wellbeing, Meritxell aims at generating evidence and translating it into action in order to tackle cancer from a public health perspective. She holds a particular interest in the WHO’s call towards Cervical Cancer Elimination, given its fundamental gender and health equity framing.

The fellowship of Meritxell

United States, 2020

Studies pursued with the fellowship

Master of Public Health

Type of studies

Master degree or equivalent

Host university or research centre

Columbia University, New York, NY

Speciality of studies pursued with the fellowship

Public health

Home university

Universitat de Barcelona

Home speciality

General and internal medicine

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