About us

About us


CitieS-Health aimed to put citizens’ concerns at the heart of research agenda on environmental epidemiology by tackling health issues that concern them.

Citizens along with scientists in five cities in Europe co-designed and implemented epidemiological studies to explore how their living environment is affecting their health.

The project co-created an interactive toolkit.eu with customised tools and best practices for the replication of the studies in other locations by researchers, individuals and citizen groups.


The project includes experts in epidemiology, citizen participation and ethics from five European countries and is coordinated by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal).


Advisory board | Alba L'Astorina
Alba L’Astorina
Researcher at the Institute for IREA

She is a researcher at the Remote Sensing of the Environment of the CNR (Italian National Research Council) in Milan, Italy, dealing with theoretical and practical aspects of science communication and public engagement with science and technology. She has also worked at the CNR press office. Her expertise is the result of a long experience as responsible of science communication activities for policy makers, media, teachers, students and citizens within national and international research projects. Her research interests include science-society interactions with a focus on the role played by the scientific community in science communication, Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) and Post-Normal Science (PNS).

Advisory board | Rosa Arias
Rosa Arias
CEO & Founder at Science for Change. D-NOSES Project Coordinador at Fundación Ibercivis

She has more than 9 years’ experience working with European projects (FP7, H2020, LIFE+, etc.), she has created the citizen science App OdourCollect to empower citizens suffering from odour nuisance, and she also coordinates the Spanish hub of the HYPATIA project for “la Caixa” Foundation (RRI Tools coordinators), on attracting girls towards STEM careers. She is the coordinator of D-NOSES for the Ibercivis Foundation. Rosa has been collaborating with Ibercivis since 2013, has contributed to the discussions for defining the European White Paper in citizen science, to #citsci sessions and several CS projects in Spain.


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