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David Gimeno Ruiz De Porras, Ph.D.

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David Gimeno Ruiz de Porras, MSc, PhD, is Professor within the Department of Epidemiology, Human Genetics and Environmental Sciences at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health (UTSPH) in San Antonio. He is also Director of the Occupational Epidemiology Doctoral Training Program, part of the U.S. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Research Center at the Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (SWCOEH). Dr. Gimeno is a trained psychologist (Universitat de Barcelona [UB], 1997) and social and occupational epidemiologist with a PhD in Public Health (Universitat Pompeu Fabra [UPF], 2003) and a Master in Occupational Hazards Prevention (UPF and UB, 1999). Dr. Gimeno’s research focuses on the impact of work on a range of health outcomes, particularly workplace injuries, work-related lost productivity, sickness absence and return-to-work. Dr. Gimeno is the Principal Investigator of the II Central American Survey of Working Conditions and Health and of a grant studying the associations between occupational exposures and asthma among Texas healthcare workers. In addition, Dr. Gimeno is also involved in research on physiological workloads related to musculoskeletal injuries among workers performing milking tasks and other research regarding the relationship of safety management and leadership with injuries and fatalities among logging workers.

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Ph.D. in Public Health, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, 2003