Project Director, IEGD
Samuel Preston Professor of Sociology (Emeritus), UW-Madison
Alberto Palloni’s research focuses on formal modelling of adult health, disability and mortality effects of adverse early conditions (embryonic, in utero and shortly after birth). He develops macrosimulation and microsimulation models utilizing inputs derived from empirical human and animal studies to formulate projections and forecasts of chronic illnesses, disability, and mortality. He is also generating an integrated framework to better understand the future evolution of human longevity and the role played by various mechanisms of plastic adaptation that operate pre-pregnancy, pre- and post-implantation, and during early infancy. This area of study requires integration of mechanisms associated with DNA mutations, epigenetic programming and reprogramming, and adjustments throughout the life course. His research involves empirical estimation using biomarkers from human and animal studies, formalization using stochastic processes and their translation into simpler multistate hazard models and modelling of the adult life course.
Diego Ramiro Fariñas
Research Scientist, IEGD
Director of the Institute of Economy, Geography and Demography Center for Human and Social Sciences of CSIC and member of the ECHO project.
Since October 2019, he is also the Vice-Director of the Center for Humanities and Social Sciences. He was Marie Curie Fellow at the Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure at the University of Cambridge (UK) from 1998 to 2000. He has developed the following roles: from 2001, Tenured Scientist at the Spanish National Research Council; from 2002-2013, Head of the Department of Demography and from 2013-2019 Head of the Department of Population Studies; from 2010-2012, Vice-Director at the Center for Human and Social Sciences, a large (>800 employees) Research Facility; from 2011-2017, elected President of the Iberian Association of Historical Demography ; from 2011, Member of the International Advisory Board of the Historical Sample of the Netherlands; from 2012, Member of the Council of Advisors of Population Europe, the Network of Leading’s Demographic Research Centers in Europe; from 2011-2014 Member and, from 2014-2017, Chair of the Historical Demography Panel at IUSSP; from 2015, Secretary General and Treasurer of the European Society of Historical Demography, member of the Advisory Board of the LatinAmerican Mortality Database University of Wisconsin-Madison and member of the Editorial Board at Peter Lang Editors, Population, Family and Society series; from 2016, member of the Editorial Board at Demography and from 2018, member of the Editorial Board of Spatial Demography; from 2018, Member of the Digital Demography panel at IUSSP. Apart from being involved as member in ECHO, he is the Principal Investigator (PI) and Coordinator of the ITN Marie Curie H2020 LONGPOP project 2016-2020 and PI of the H2020-MSCA-IF-2017 Project SEU-FER 2018-2020. Since 2017, he is a Research Scientist at CSIC.
His main areas of interest are on the study of mortality and health, demographic analysis, historical demography, longitudinal studies and BigData.
Sebastián Daza Aranzaes
Demographer and Social Data Scientist
Sebastián received both his B.A. and M.A. degrees in Sociology from the Catholic University of Chile. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research focuses on the effects of socioeconomic mobility on health and mortality, the consequences of incarceration for health, the reentry experiences of women recently released from prison, and social networks. He relies on statistical and computational methods, with an emphasis on data science and agent-based modeling, to conduct research in the aforementioned areas.
Postdoctoral Researcher, IEGD
Mathias earned his PhD in demography at the Autonomous University of Barcelona and a M.Sc. degree in demography at the University of Rostock. His research focuses on the long-term effects of behavioral and socio-cultural mechanisms on health, and health inequalities throughout Spain and Europe. His work also includes aspects of social equity and its effect on vulnerable populations, particularly those individuals in need of care. Mathias was a collaborating member of the LONGPOP project on Methodologies and Data mining techniques for the analysis of Big Data based on Longitudinal Population and Epidemiological Registers funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant.
Postdoctoral Researcher, IEGD
Laura prior research has spanned the gauntlet of research themes in population studies, and as such, she considers herself an “all purpose” demographer. While she has spent time investigating migration flows and political implications of demographic change, her most recent research has delved into the general theme of social epidemiology and historical epidemics, focusing on the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918. Most generally, Laura is interested in understanding how group and individual life course trajectories and outcomes are influenced by genomic markers and exposures.
Geographer, GIS Specialist and Data Scientist
Dariya graduated from the Lomonosov Moscow University, Faculty of Geography, in 2012 and obtained her joint MSc degree in GIS and Environmental modelling and management from Lund University in Sweden and the University of Southampton, UK in 2014. She has more than five years of experience working in the private sector in energy consulting, geolocation analytics & software development. Dariya was a collaborating member of the LONGPOP project on Methodologies and Data mining techniques for the analysis of Big Data based on Longitudinal Population and Epidemiological Registers funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant. Currently, she is enrolled in a PhD program at the Complutense University of Madrid, faculty of History & Geography. Dariya´s primary research interests include global aspects of climate change and the effects of climate change on human health.
Begoña Villuendas Hijosa
Research Assistant, IEGD
Sociologist, specialization Human Ecology and Population
Begoña specializes in the realization of databases, digitization of historical archives, mapping of demographic data, and introduction of historical sources in different databases at the Instituto de Economía, Geografía, y Demografía (IEGD) in Madrid, Spain.
Guillermo Gómez Moreno
Research Assistant, IEGD
Sociologist and political scientist
Guillermo graduated in Political Sciences and Sociology from the Carlos III University of Madrid in 2018. He specializes in social investigation techniques and his main research interests focus on social stratification of human health