Institut Català d’Oncologia (ICO)
The Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO) is a Comprehensive Cancer Centre located in L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, a city in the metropolitan area of Barcelona. The Institute, through its Tobacco Control Unit, has been working to foster tobacco control at the national and international level during the last decade.
Dr Esteve Fernández, MD, MPH, PhD, is the Head of the Tobacco Control Unit of ICO and the Associate Professor of public health at University of Barcelona. His main areas of research include tobacco control, electronic cigarettes, and cancer epidemiology.
Dr Fernández has provided advice on tobacco control to WHO (EURO region and TFI program), and has been the editor-in- chief of Gaceta Sanitaria, the journal of the Spanish Society of Public Health, and serves as a reviewer for Tobacco Control, Nicotine and Tobacco Research, the Lancet, the American Journal of Public Health, among other journals.
Olena Tigova is the Scientific Project Manager of TackSHS. Olena has previous research experience in the area of public health and epidemiology, health inequalities and care coordination.
She has further experience in project coordination (EC FP7) and has managed research activities of CRHIM in a number of EC-funded projects.
Marcela Fu, BSc, PhD, is an Associate Researcher at the Tobacco Control Unit of ICO. Dr. Fu's main area of research is tobacco control, including the characterisation and determinants of addiction, second-hand tobacco smoke in public enclosed and outdoor settings, and electronic cigarettes.
Yolanda Castellano BSc, MPH, is a statistician at the Tobacco Control Unit of the Catalan Institute of Oncology involved in a number of international research projects focused on second-hand smoke and e-cigarettes. She has previous experience in the field of addictions, epidemiology, social inequalities and public health.
Sarah is a first-year PhD student working on Eurest-Plus project. Her interests include a wide range of topics related to tobacco and other substance use, tobacco control policy development and implementation and the relationship between addiction and mental health. Prior to starting her PhD, Sarah worked as a project manager in the Drugs Reference Centre in Federal University of Ceará (Brazil).