Maria Victoria Zunzunegui

Universite de Montreal


Maria Victoria Zunzunegui

Positions held:

2017- Retired. Honorary Professor.  Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, School of Public Health. University of Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

2002- 2016  Full Professor, Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, University of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Research, teaching and supervising of students in the second and third cycles of Public Health and Epidemiology.

1999-2001 Associate professor, Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, University of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Research, teaching and supervising of students in the second and third cycles of Public Health and Epidemiology.

1994-1998 Researcher. Andalusian School of Public Health. University of Granada. Spain. Research projects on aging, social factors and population health status and the spread of HIV infection. Teaching of epidemiology for students of Public Health at the Masters level.

 

Education:

1985 PhD in Epidemiology. School of Public Health. University of California at Berkeley. California. United States

1977 MA in Biostatistics. School of Public Health. University of California at Berkeley. California. United States

1973 BSc in Physics. Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain.

 

Research expertise: international health, gender studies, epidemiology of aging, social epidemiology, longitudinal studies.

Award:

  • Lauréate du prix du Chercheur émérite du Réseau de recherche en santé des populations du Québec pour l’année 2016-2017.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Countries Spain;
Topics COVID-19 and other infectious diseases and LTC; Epidemiology and ageing trajectories; Gender and care; Outcome measurement in LTC; Outcomes for unpaid/informal carers; Unmet needs; Unpaid / informal care;
Methods Literature reviews and synthesis; Quantitative data analysis; Questionnaire; Systematic Review;
Role Research;
Interest Groups Community-based approaches to dementia care;
ORC.ID0000-0003-0827-2804
GOOGLE SCHOLARhttps://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=o8wFdfgAAAAJ
Research interests

Long term care outcome research: mortality, physical and cognitive function, social relationships, prevention of dementia.

Social an gender inequalities in  long term care and ageing well.

Epidemiology of aging and disability prevention.

Key publications

Restrictions on Hospital Referrals from Long-Term Care Homes in Madrid and COVID-19 Mortality from March to June 2020: A Systematic Review of Studies Conducted in Spain.

Zunzunegui MV, Béland F, García López FJ.Epidemiologia (Basel). 2023 Jun 6;4(2):176-187. doi: 10.3390/epidemiologia4020019.PMID: 37367184 .

Long-Term Care Home Size Association with COVID-19 Infection and Mortality in Catalonia in March and April 2020.

Zunzunegui MV, Béland F, Rico M, López FJG.Epidemiologia (Basel). 2022 Sep 5;3(3):369-390. doi: 10.3390/epidemiologia3030029.PMID: 36417245

The Impact of Long-Term Care Home Ownership and Administration Type on All-Cause Mortality from March to April 2020 in Madrid, Spain.

Zunzunegui MV, Rico M, Béland F, García-López FJ.Epidemiologia (Basel). 2022 Jun 23;3(3):323-336. doi: 10.3390/epidemiologia3030025.PMID: 36417241

[Unknown mortality of the population in long-term care homes in Spain].

Zunzunegui MV, García López FJ, Rodríguez V.Gac Sanit. 2022 Oct 26;37:102261. doi: 10.1016/j.gaceta.2022.102261. Online ahead of print.PMID: 36308997

[COVID-19 in care homes: equity will be needed to avoid new catastrophes].

Zunzunegui MV.Gac Sanit. 2022 Jan-Feb;36(1):3-5. doi: 10.1016/j.gaceta.2021.06.009. Epub 2021 Jul 21.PMID: 34400008