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Health, Psychology and Psychiatry - Research lines

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The program in Health, Psychology and Psychiatry provide a broad vision of the basic and applied processes in Psychology, Psychiatry, Health and Neurosciences. The lines of research are led by specialists integrated into research groups recognized by the Generalitat de Catalunya.

The program offers methodological lines led by the Department of Psychology aimed at the development and application of techniques for the evaluation and assessment of behavior and for the development and application of psychometric models for the evaluation of personality.

The lines of research in Psychiatry are led by professionals from the Pere Mata Institute, Reus University Psychiatric Hospital, and include both basic and applied research in the field of psychiatry, clinical psychology and intellectual disability.

In the field of clinical psychology, the lines related to nutrition and mental health, developmental disorders and child and adolescent psychopathology, led by professionals from the Department of Psychology and the Department of Basic Medical Sciences of the URV. Also in this field the lines of evaluation and neuropsychological intervention.

The lines of research in Pain also led by researchers from the Department of Psychology, include the validation and development of an instrument for the evaluation of pain, as well as the study of different interventions in subjects with pain, and the evaluation and intervention of chronic childhood pain.

Within the Health field, the lines in Neurotoxicology and the development of Preclinical Models are also offered, led by professors from the Department of Psychology and the Department of Basic Medical Sciences.

Within the scope of Social Psychology are the lines of evaluation and psychological intervention in the social, health and work fields, led by the URV Department of Psychology. These lines include research in human resources and quality models; health and psychosocial risks and entrepreneurship and innovation.

Assessment diagnostic criteria and health indicators in intellectual disability

Supervisors
Dra Cortés Ruiz, Maria José (Ins. Pere Mata)

Assessment of cognitive function and personality

Supervisors
Dr Gutiérrez Zotes, José Alfonso - CV Dra Martorell Bonet, Lourdes - CV
Dra Sánchez Gistau, Vanessa (IISPV) - CV Dra Vilella Cuadrada, Elisabet - CV

Chronic Pain

Supervisors
Dr Miró Martínez, Jordi - CV
Supervisors in collaboration
Dr Aragonès Benaiges, Enric Dra Jacques Aviñó, Constanza Andrea (FUN.JORDI GOL GURINA)

Development and application of multivariable quantitative techniques for the assessment and measurement of behaviour

Supervisors
Dra Morales Vives, Fàbia - CV Dr Vigil Colet, Andrés - CV

Development and application of psychometric models and procedures for evaluation

Supervisors
Dr Ferrando Piera, Pere Joan - CV Dr Lorenzo Seva, Urbano - CV
Dra Morales Vives, Fàbia - CV Dr Vigil Colet, Andrés - CV
Supervisors in collaboration
Dr Roldán Merino, Juan Francisco (Sant Joan de Deu)

Entrepreneurship and innovation

Supervisors
Dr Boada Grau, Joan - CV Dra Sora Miana, Beatriz
Supervisors in collaboration
Dr Assens Serra, Jordi Dra Boada Cuerva, Maria - CV
Dra Serrano Fernandez, Maria Jose

Epidemiology of mental disorders in childhood and adolescence

Supervisors
Dra Arija Val, Maria Victoria - CV Dra Canals Sans, Josefa - CV
Dra Hernandez Martinez, Carmen - CV
Supervisors in collaboration
Dr Aragonès Benaiges, Enric Dra Jacques Aviñó, Constanza Andrea (FUN.JORDI GOL GURINA)
Dra Morales Hidalgo, Paula - CV Dra Voltas Moreso, Núria - CV

Evaluation and intervention in infant chronic pain

Supervisors
Dr Miró Martínez, Jordi - CV Dra Sánchez Rodríguez, Elisabet - CV

Evaluation of the processes in therapeutic interventions in mental health

Supervisors
Dr Arrufat Nebot, Francisco Javier - CV Dra Cortés Ruiz, Maria José (Ins. Pere Mata)
Dr Gutiérrez Zotes, José Alfonso - CV Dr Sepulveda Ramos, Esteban - CV
Dra Sánchez Gistau, Vanessa (IISPV) - CV

Excitotoxicity, neurotoxicity and neuroprotection

Supervisors
Dr Sureda Batlle, Francesc Xavier - CV
Supervisors in collaboration
Dr Diògene Fadini, Jorge-Ottone (IRTA)

Genetic and molecular bases of schizophrenia

Supervisors
Dra Alonso Perez, Maria Yolanda - CV Dra Martorell Bonet, Lourdes - CV
Dra Vilella Cuadrada, Elisabet - CV

Health and psycho-social risks

Supervisors
Dr Boada Grau, Joan - CV Dra Sora Miana, Beatriz
Supervisors in collaboration
Dr Assens Serra, Jordi Dra Boada Cuerva, Maria - CV
Dra Serrano Fernandez, Maria Jose Dr Vega Muñoz, Alejandro
Dra Villamizar Osorio, Magda Liliana

Human resources and quality models

Supervisors
Dr Boada Grau, Joan - CV Dra Sora Miana, Beatriz
Supervisors in collaboration
Dr Araya Castillo, Luis Andrés (UNAB) Dr Assens Serra, Jordi
Dra Boada Cuerva, Maria - CV Dra Pegalajar Jiménez, Maria Carmen (U de Granada)

Identification of genetic and molecular markers in psychiatry

Supervisors
Dra Alonso Perez, Maria Yolanda - CV Dra Martorell Bonet, Lourdes - CV
Dr Muntané Medina, Gerard - CV Dr Sepulveda Ramos, Esteban - CV
Dra Vilella Cuadrada, Elisabet - CV

Neuropsychological evaluation and intervention

Supervisors
Dra Torrente Torné, Margarita - CV Dra Vicens Calderón, Paloma - CV

Neurotoxicology and developmental disorders and neurodegeneration

Supervisors
Dr Blanco Pérez, Jordi - CV Dra Cabré Bargalló, Maria - CV
Dra Colomina Fosch, Maria Teresa - CV Dra Torrente Torné, Margarita - CV
Dra Vicens Calderón, Paloma - CV
Supervisors in collaboration
Dra Biosca Brull, Judit - CV Dr Valero Cabré, Antoni (ICM PARIS)

Pain research

Supervisors
Dr Miró Martínez, Jordi - CV
Supervisors in collaboration
Dra Huguet Roselló, Anna - CV

Psychobiology and psychopharmacology of behaviour, cognitive processes and the emotions

Supervisors
Dra Colomina Fosch, Maria Teresa - CV Dra Torrente Torné, Margarita - CV
Dra Vicens Calderón, Paloma - CV
Supervisors in collaboration
Dr Bouso Saiz, José Carlos Dr Heredia Santaella, Luis - CV

Research in myofascial pain

Supervisors
Dr Santafé Martínez, Manuel - CV
Supervisors in collaboration
Dra Fibla Simó, Montserrat - CV

Research in psychoeductaional and social contexts

Supervisors
Dra Castarlenas Solé, Elena Teresa - CV Dra Morales Vives, Fàbia - CV
Supervisors in collaboration
Dr Dueñas Rada, Jorge Manuel - CV

Risk factors affecting infant development

Supervisors
Dra Arija Val, Maria Victoria - CV Dra Canals Sans, Josefa - CV
Dra Hernandez Martinez, Carmen - CV
Supervisors in collaboration
Dra Voltas Moreso, Núria - CV

Role of stress in psychiatric pathology

Supervisors
Dra Alonso Perez, Maria Yolanda - CV Dr Gutiérrez Zotes, José Alfonso - CV
Dra Martorell Bonet, Lourdes - CV Dra Sánchez Gistau, Vanessa (IISPV) - CV
Dra Vilella Cuadrada, Elisabet - CV

Study of factors involved in the initial phases of psychotic disorders

Supervisors
Dr Gutiérrez Zotes, José Alfonso - CV Dra Martorell Bonet, Lourdes - CV
Dr Muntané Medina, Gerard - CV Dra Sánchez Gistau, Vanessa (IISPV) - CV
Dra Vilella Cuadrada, Elisabet - CV
Supervisors in collaboration
Dr Bhattacharyya , Sagnik

Study of group and personal psychological variables in the workplace

Supervisors
Dr Ferrando Piera, Pere Joan - CV Dr Lorenzo Seva, Urbano - CV
Dra Morales Vives, Fàbia - CV Dr Tous Pallarés, Jordi - CV
Dr Vigil Colet, Andrés - CV
Supervisors in collaboration
Dra Espinoza Díaz, Ivette Margarita - CV Dra Valdivieso León, Lorena

Study of personality and individual differences throughout the life cycle

Supervisors
Dr Ferrando Piera, Pere Joan - CV Dr Lorenzo Seva, Urbano - CV
Dra Morales Vives, Fàbia - CV Dr Vigil Colet, Andrés - CV

Synaptogenesis

Supervisors
Dr Santafé Martínez, Manuel - CV

e-Health

Supervisors
Dra Canals Sans, Josefa - CV Dra Hernandez Martinez, Carmen - CV
Supervisors in collaboration
Dra Huguet Roselló, Anna - CV