Clinical Epidemiology

Group leader: Iratxe Urreta Barallobre, Ph.D.

Donostialdea IHO
Dr. Iratxe Urreta Barallobre is a trained Family Doctor, with a Master’s Degree in Genetic Epidemiology, a Diploma in Health Science Statistics from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) and a PhD completed at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) within the Official Doctoral Programme in Public Health. She is a member of CASPe (Critical Appraisal Skills Programme in Spanish). The majority of her professional career has been related to clinical research, focussed on the transfer of results to clinical practice. Author of more than 25 scientific publications and experience in various research projects.

Strategic Objectives

  • To offer teaching in the following areas:
    • Research methodology.
    • Evidence-based healthcare.
    • Clinical decision-making.
  • To advise on the research process:
    • Designing research protocol.
    • Leading the study.
    • Collecting information.
    • Statistical analysis.
    • Disseminating results.
  • To design our own research projects on:
    • Diagnosis
    • Prognosis / Clinical prediction rules.
    • Treatment (randomised clinical trials).
  • To participate in:
    • Hospital structures to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of healthcare.
    • National and international Clinical Epidemiology and EBM.

Main lines of research

  • Clinical efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Research methodology.
  • Evidence-based medicine.

Team Members

Name Surname
Center E-mail
Maite Álvarez Frias Donostialdea IHO  
Eukene Ansuategui Zengotitabengoa Donostialdea IHO
Jose María Arteche Ocasar Donostialdea IHO
Mª Teresa Iglesias Gaspar Donostialdea IHO
Juan Antonio Martínez Martínez Donostialdea IHO
Mª Del Mar Ubeda Carrillo Donostialdea IHO
Mª José Velázquez Zubikoa Donostialdea IHO
Xavier Zubeldia Caminos Donostialdea IHO  

Scientific Output