Dr Maria Ruiz-Castell


Dr Maria Ruiz-Castell’s research interests range across the epidemiology and public health fields. Over the past several years, she has contributed to the development of international projects in epidemiology and global health with fieldwork and quantitative data analyses conducted in the Canadian Arctic, Spain and highland Bolivia. Her work has focused on how challenging environmental conditions (social and natural) may affect population’s health.

Her recent involvement with interdisciplinary research teams in the past two years have led her to locate her work on the socio-determinants of health. She is the project leader of the European Health Examination Survey in Luxembourg and European Health Interview Survey, cross-sectional studies examining the general health status of the population of Luxembourg. 

Research projects

  • EHES-LUX - European Health Examination Survey in Luxembourg, 2013-2015 (since 2015). Project co-funded by the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Higher Education and Research.

  • EHIS - European Health Interview Survey, 2014 and 2019 (since 2017). Project funded by the Ministry of Health.

  • iMPACT.lu - Micronutrients, Pollutants And CardiomeTabolic health in Luxembourg (2018- 2021). Project co-funded by the National Fond of Research (FNR) under the Junior CORE program 2017 and Ministry of Higher Education and Research.

Maria Ruiz- castell


1A-B, rue Thomas Edison
L-1445 Strassen
Tel. : +352 26 970 746

Featured Publications

Estimated visceral adiposity is associated with risk of cardiometabolic conditions in a population based study.

  • PHR Custom Group 3
  • NutriHealth
  • Competence Center for Methodology and Statistics
  • Deep Digital Phenotyping Research Unit
  • Public Health Research
April 27, 2021
2021 Apr. Sci Rep.11(1):9121.
  • Ruiz-Castell M
  • Samouda H
  • Bocquet V
  • Fagherazzi G
  • Stranges S
  • Huiart L.

Heterogeneous contributions of change in population distribution of body mass index to change in obesity and underweight.

  • Public Health Research
  • Competence Center for Methodology and Statistics
  • PHR Custom Group 3
March 09, 2021
2021 Mar. Elife.10.
  • NCD Risk Factor Collaboration (4 collaborators from LIH)
  • Alkerwi A
  • Huiart L
  • Le Coroller G
  • Ruiz-Castell M.
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