David Gimeno Ruiz de Porras, MSc, PhD, is tenured Professor within the Department of Epidemiology, Human Genetics and Environmental Sciences at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) 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). Before joining the UTHealth School in Public Health in 2008, Dr. Gimeno was Senior Research Fellow on the Whitehall II study in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at University College London (UCL) Medical School, where he further developed his research expertise in occupational health with particular experience in the social and cultural determinants of occupational injuries and illnesses. 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, with Dr. Douphrate, 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. At the doctoral level, Dr. Gimeno teaches Applied Epidemiological Analysis in Environmental and Occupational Health and Introduction to Research Methods in Environmental and Occupational Health. He also teaches the MPH Integrative Learning Experience (ILE) in EHGES, the capstone for students in the MPH programs of Epidemiology and Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences.
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