Javier de la Fuente

Javier de la Fuente
ATHLOS PhD Student
Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

I have a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Masters degree in Methodology in Behavioral and Health Sciences, specialized in psychometrics and applied statistics. My fields of specialization are cognitive epidemiology, ageing, and differential psychology.

PhD thesis summary

PhD title: Trajectories of functioning and mental health: associated determinants in general population

PhD supervisors:

  • José Luis Ayuso-Mateos, MD, PhD. Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Mental Health Services Research and Training.
  • Francisco Félix Caballero, PhD. Assistant Professor, Public Health and Preventive Medicine Deparment, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.

PhD Overview:
Worldwide life expectancy has increased steadily over the last five decades, with an expected increment of people aged 60 years or above from 11.2% in 2011 up to a 22% in 2050. However, whether this increase on the life span is accompanied by a better health status is still a debate. My PhD thesis aims at identifying groups of different populations with varying patterns of health trajectories and their determinants. As part of my PhD, a first article assessing determinants of health trajectories in England and the United States has already been published (https://doi.org/10.1093/gerona/gly006).

Contact details

Javier de la Fuente Carrillo
Researcher
Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.
WHO Collaborating Centre for Mental Health Services Research and Training

Phone number: (+34) 91 497 58 16

Email: javier.fuente@uam.es

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Javier de la Fuente