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Published articles

  • Doetsch J, Pilot E, Santana P, Krafft T. (2017). Potential barriers in healthcare access of the elderly population influenced by the economic crisis and the troika agreement: a qualitative case study in Lisbon, Portugal. International Journal for Equity in Health, 16(1), 184.
  • Rosicova K, Bosakova L, Rosic M, Andrejkovic M, Zezula I, Groothoff JW, van Dijk JP. Regional mortality by socioeconomic factors in Slovakia: a comparison of 15 years of changes. International Journal for Equity in Health. 2016; 15: 115.
  • Wang L, Zhong B, Vardoulakis S, Zhang F, Pilot E, Li Y, Yang L, Wang W, Krafft T. Air Quality Strategies on Public Health and Health Equity in Europe—A Systematic Review. International Journal of Environmental Research and public health. 2016; 13(12): 1196.

Abstracts presented at conferences

Conference participation 2017

  • Mitsakou C, Dimitroulopoulou S, Heaviside C, Katsouyanni K, Samoli E, Rodopoulou S, Costa C, Santana P, Borell C, Corman D, Coue N, Deboosere P, Franke C, Lustigova M, Vardoulakis S. Environmental public health risks in European metropolitan areas..Research and Applied Epidemiology Scientific Conference, University of Warwick, UK; March 2017.
  • Lustigová M, Dzúrová D, Bosáková L, Costa C, Santana P: Health transition in Visegrad group countries. 11th SLOVAK-CZECH-POLISH Seminar, JUNE 2017, Trencianske Teplice, Slovakia.
  • Costa C, Ferreira P, Freitas Â, Gama R, Santana P. Analysing geographical variation in health determinants and outcomes across European regions, 17th International Medical Geography Symposium, Angers, France; Jul 2017.
  • Costa C, Tenailleau Q, Squiban C, Rican S, Santana P. Regional Amenable mortality disparities in Europe before and after economic crisis. 17th International Medical Geography Symposium, Angers, France; Jul 2017.
  • Freitas Â, Santana P, Costa C, Gama R. Regional patterns of population health indicators in Europe. A Multiple Correspondence Analysis approach. 17th International Medical Geography Symposium, Angers, France; Jul 2017.
  • Freitas Â, Costa C, Santinha G, Santana, P. Population health indicators and regional eligibility for receiving EU funds. 17th International Medical Geography Symposium, Angers, France; Jul 2017.
  • Stefanik I, Costa C, Santana P. Transport- related indicators across European regions: lack of systematically collected data. 17th International Medical Geography Symposium, Angers, France; Jul 2017.
  • Almendra A, Santana P, Vasconcelos J. Evidences of the spatial association between social deprivation and Excess Winter deaths. 17th International Medical Geography Symposium, Angers, France; Jul 2017.
  • Doetsch J, Pilot E, Santana P, & Krafft T. Potential barriers in healthcare access of the elderly population influenced by the economic crisis and the troika agreement: a qualitative case study in Lisbon, Portugal. 17th International Medical Geography Symposium, Angers, France; Jul 2017.
  • Loureiro A, Almendra R, Nunes C, Santana P. Mental health in Lisbon Region (Portugal) during an economic crisis. A multi-level analysis of individual and neighbourhood characteristics. 17th International Medical Geography Symposium, Angers, France; Jul 2017.
  • Mitsakou C, Dimitroulopoulou S, Heaviside C, Katsouyanni K, Samoli E, Rodopoulou S, Costa C, Santana P, Borell C, Corman D, Coue N, Deboosere P, Franke C, Lustigova M, Vardoulakis S. Environmental Public Health Risks in European Urban Areas. 14th International Conference on Urban Health (ICUH); September 2017, Coimbra, Portugal.
  • Costa C, Mitsakou C, Franke C, Corman D, Willaert D, Camprubi L, Lustigova M, Coué N, Tenailleau Q, Rodopoulou S. The geography of amendable deaths to healthcare in ten European metropolitan areas. ICUH 2017; Coimbra, Portugal; September, 2017.
  • Almendra R, Santana P, Silva G, Mitsakou C, Heaviside C, Dimitroulopoulou Sm Samoli E, Rodopoulou S, Katsouyanni K, Vardoulakis S. Comparative study of cold related mortality in three European capital cities: Athens, Lisbon and London. ICUH 2017; Coimbra, Portugal; September, 2017.
  • Doetsch J, Pilot E, Santana P, & Krafft T. The influence of the economic crisis and troika agreement on the availability and affordability of healthcare access among the elderly population in Lisbon, Portugal. ICUH 2017; Coimbra, Portugal; September, 2017.
  • Loureiro A, Almendra R, Nunes C, Santana P. The effect of individual and neighbourhood characteristics on the mental health of the Lisbon Region population (Portugal) in a period of economic crisis. ICUH
  • Stefanik I, Santana P, Krafft T. Multi-dimensional integrated transport policies: a good practice from Lisbon, Portugal. ICUH 2017; Coimbra, Portugal; September, 2017.
  • Freitas Â, Santana P, Bana e Costa C, Correia PV, Rodrigues TC, Oliveira MD. Engaging stakeholders to identify critical issues affecting urban health equity. Evidence from Lisbon city case study. ICUH 2017; Coimbra, Portugal; September, 2017.
  • Tavares AI, Quintal C, Santana P, Ferreira PL, Mitsakou C, Gotsens M. Is population density a health determinant? An analysis at three geographical levels. ICUH 2017; Coimbra, Portugal; September, 2017.
  • Santana P, Freitas A. The EURO-HEALTHY project. Pre-conference presentation at the EURO-HEALTHY Workshop on: “Shaping policies to promote Urban Health equity: A socio-technical approach. Evidence from the EURO-HEALTHY case studies”, ICUH 2017; Coimbra, Portugal; September, 2017.
  • Almendra R, Santana P, Silva G, Mitsakou C, Heaviside C, Dimitroulopoulou S, Samoli E, Rodopoulou S, Katsouyanni K, Vardoulakis S. Comparative study of cold related mortality in three European capital cities: Athens, Lisbon and London. ICUH 2017; Coimbra, Portugal; September, 2017.
  • Costa C, Mitsakou C, Franke C, Corman D, Willaert D, Camprubi L, Lustigova M, Coue N, Tenailleau Q, Rodopoulou S. The geography of amenable deaths to healthcare in ten European metropolitan areas. ICUH 2017; Coimbra, Portugal; September, 2017.
  • Tavares AI, Quintal C, Santana P, Lopes Ferreira P, Mitsakou C, Gotsens M. Health equity: The new urban agenda and sustainable development goals. ICUH; Coimbra, Portugal; September, 2017.
  • Lustigová M, Dzúrová D, Costa C, Santana P: Prague and Lisbon Metropolitan Areas: The similarities or differences in mortality determinants? ICUH 2017, Coimbra, Portugal; September, 2017.
  • Palència L, Gotsens M, Marí Dell'Olmo M, Rodríguez Sanz M, Borrell C, EUROHEALTHY Group. Trends in socioeconomic inequalities in mortality before and during the current economic crisis. ICUH 2017, Coimbra, Portugal; September, 2017.
  • Gotsens M, Palència L, Marí-Dell’Olmo M, Rodríguez-Sanz M, Borrell C. Social Inequalities in Mortality and Economic Crisis in 8 European Cities. 25th SEE Annual Conference and 12th APE Conference. Barcelona, Spain; September 2017.
  • Dimitroulopoulou S, Mitsakou C, Rodopoulou S, Costa C, Dell’Olmo M, Corman D, Coue N, Deboosere P, Franke C, Lustigova M, Vardoulakis S. Environmental Public Health Risks Across European Metropolitan Areas. 19th MESAEP Symposium on Environmental and Health Inequity, Rome, Italy; October 2017.
  • Bosakova L, Rosicova K, Bobakova D. Socioeconomic Inequalities in Health in Central Europe. The importance of socioeconomic measures to attain health equity. ISQUA’S 34th International Conference, October, 2017.
  • Santana P, and others (2017) Atlas of Population Health in European Union Regions. Coimbra: Coimbra University Press. 266 pages
  • Santana P (coord.) (2017). Promoting Population Health and Equity in Europe: from Evidence to Policy. Coimbra: Coimbra University Press. 104 pages.
  • Doetsch J, Pilot E, Santana P, Krafft T. (2017). Potential barriers in healthcare access of the elderly population influenced by the economic crisis and the troika agreement: a qualitative case study in Lisbon, Portugal. International Journal for Equity in Health, 16(1), 184.
  • Regional health inequalities. Pan European Networks: Science & Technology, Issue 22 (April 2017). Paula Santana, coordinator of the EURO-HEALTHY project. P. 136.
  • The Population Health Index. Pan European Networks: Science & Technology, Issue 25 (December, 2017). Paula Santana, coordinator of the EURO-HEALTHY project. P.104-105
  • The geography of EURO-HEALTHY Population Health Index. Open Access Government, (November 2, 2017). Paula Santana, coordinator of the EURO-HEALTHY project. P.92
  • Tavares A I. (2017). Infant mortality in Europe, socio-economic determinants based on aggregate data. Applied Economics Letters, 24(21), 1588-1596.
  • Li W., Zhong B., Vardoulakis S., Zhang F., Pilot E., Li Y., Yang L., Wang W., Krafft T., 2016. Air quality strategies on public health and health equity in Europe - a systematic review. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 13, 1196

Conference participation 2016

  • Bana e Costa CA (2016). Which indicators are considered relevant for the evaluation of the European population’s health? IE Business School. Madrid (Spain). September.
  • Costa C, Rican, S, Santana, P, Amenable mortality in European Regions for the last fifteen years. 9th European Public Health Conference (EPH 2016). Vienna, November 2016
  • Costa C, Stefanik I, Bana e Costa J (2016). Selecting indicators for the evaluation of European population health. A Delphi consensus study, 9th European Public Health Conference (EPHA 2016). Vienna. November.
  • Costa C, Freitas Â, Santana P (2016). Health determinants and outcomes across European regions. EURO-HEALTHY' Preliminary results, 9th European Public Health Conference 2016 (EPHA 2016). Vienna. November.
  • Costa C, Stefanik I, Freitas Â; Leal C, Santana P (2016). Detecting health inequities in European regions, Pre-conference on Shaping Geographies of Health, Health Care and Environment, 33rd International Geographical Congress (IGC 2016). Xi’an. August.
  • Bana e Costa CA (2016). Processo socio-técnico de construção de um modelo multicritério para desenho e avaliação de políticas de saúde na Europa. 1º Workshop Projeto PMR Brasil. Brasília (Brasil). December.
  • Bana e Costa CA, Bana e Costa J (2016). The MACBETH socio-technical multicriteria evaluation approach: Method, desktop and web software, and decision conferencing and Delphi applications: Lisbon Housing planning and the EURO-HEALTHY PHI. LSE cities. London (UK). November.
  • Bana e Costa CA (2016). Processo socio-técnico de construção de um modelo multicritério para desenho e avaliação de políticas de saúde na Europa. Universidade de Évora, Évora (Portugal), November.
  • Bana e Costa CA (2016). Population health indices and policy design: the Euro-Healthy participatory approach. Euro-Healthy Expert Policy Forum. Vienna (Austria). November.
  • Mitsakou C, Dimitroulopoulou S, Vardoulakis S, Heaviside C, Katsouyanni K, Samoli E, Rodopoulou S, Santana P (2016) Development of environmental public health indicators for assessing policies and interventions. 28th Annual Conference of International Society for Environmental Epidemiology, ISEE 2016, 1 - 4 September 2016, Rome.
  • Rodopoulou S, Samoli E, Dimitroulopoulou S, Mitsakou C, Heaviside C, Vardoulakis S, Santana P, Katsouyanni K (2016). Health impact of selected environmental indicators in Athens, Greece. 28th Annual International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE) Conference. Rome. September
  • Santana P; Freitas Â, Bana e Costa C, Oliveira M, Costa C, Stefanik I, Bana e Costa J, Selecting indicators for the evaluation of European population health. A Delphi consensus study. 9th European Public Health Conference (EPHA 2016). Vienna, November 2016
  • Santana P, Costa C, Almendra R, Freitas Â, The impact of preventable mortality on life expectancy at birth in Portugal: changes in the last 25 years and health promotion needed complimentary insight. 9th European Public Health Conference 2016 (EPHA 2016). Vienna, November 2016.
  • Santana P, Freitas Â, Costa C, Stefanik I, Bana e Costa J (2016). Which indicators are considered relevant for the evaluation of the European population’s health? 33rd International Geographical Congress (IGC 2016). Beijing. August.
  • Santana P, Freitas Â, Costa C, Stefanik I (2016). Improving the understanding of policymakers regarding the major factors affecting population health, 9th European Public Health Conference 2016 (EPHA 2016). Vienna. November.
  • Santana P, Costa C, Almendra R, Freitas  (2016). The impact of preventable mortality on life expectancy at birth in Portugal: changes in the last 25 years and health promotion needed complimentary insight. 9th European Public Health Conference 2016 (EPHA 2016). Vienna. November.
  • Schweikart J, Franke C, Santana P (2016). EURO-HEALTHY project: Analysis of health inequalities in the metropolitan area of Berlin. German Medical Geography Conference in Remagen in October 2016.
  • Vardoulakis S, Dimitroulopoulou S, Mitsakou C, Heaviside C, Katsouyanni K, Samoli E, Santana P (2016). Developing environmental public health indicators for European metropolitan areas. ICUR 2016 Conference. Lisbon. July.
  • Vieira CA, Bana e Costa C, Bana e Costa J, Oliveira M, Santana, P (2016). An innovative Web-Delphi on weights to inform the construction of a EUROHEALTHY population health index. 42nd annual meeting of the EURO Working Group on Operational Research Applied to Health Services. Pamplona. July.

Conference participation 2015

  • Bana e Costa C (2015). Agreeing a way forward with MACBETH. Seminar of the Consensus Building Institute at MIT. Boston. June.
  • Bana e Costa C (2015). Critical Mistakes in Multicriteria Evaluation: Examples with Health Indicators. IDCF (International Decision Conferencing Forum) Meeting. Washington. June.
  • Dimitroulopoulou S, Vardoulakis S, Heaviside C, Katsouyanni K, Samoli E, Santana P (2015). Development of environmental public health indicators in Europe. 18th International Symposium on Environmental Pollution and its Impact on Life in the Mediterranean Region. Crete. September.
  • Forte H, Oliveira M, Nicola P, Bana e Costa C, Lucas de Freitas C (2015). What determines population health? Making the best use of literature to structure a multicriteria population health index. 14th Conference of the Portuguese Association of Health Economics. Lisbon. October.
  • Henriques F, Alvarenga A, Oliveira M, Bana e Costa C, Nicola P (2015). A new methodology for informing health policy: building population health scenarios for Portugal. 14th Conference of the Portuguese Association of Health Economics. Lisbon. October.
  • Lopes D, Bana e Costa C, Oliveira M (2015). Designing a MACBETH aggregation/disaggregation model to build a population health index. 14th Conference of the Portuguese Association of Health Economics. Lisbon. October.
  • Luís G, Oliveira M, Bana e Costa C, Cardoso T, Nicola P (2015). Evaluating policies with the highest potential to improve health and reduce health inequities in Europe through multicriteria resource allocation. 27th European Conference on Operational Research. Glasgow. July.
  • Oliveira M, Luís G, Bana e Costa C, Cardoso T, Nicola P, Santana P (2015). Which policies have the highest potential to improve health and health equity across European regions? A multimethodology combining clustering with portfolio decision analysis methods. 14th Conference of the Portuguese Association of Health Economics. Lisbon. October.
  • Oliveira M, Bana e Costa C, Lopes D, Forte H, Lucas de Freitas C, Nicola P (2015). What determines population health? From structuring the multidimensional population health concept towards designing a MACBETH model to evaluate population health. 27th European Conference on Operational Research. Glasgow. July.
  • Pilot E, Sholtes B, Wang L, Freitas Â, Stefanik I, Krafft T, Santana P (2015). Good Practices in European Public Policies to reduce Health Inequities - a multilevel policies review. International Geographical Union Regional Conference (IGU 2015). Moscow. August.
  • Rodrigues T, Bana e Costa C, Bana e Costa J, De Corte J-M, Vansnick J-C (2015). M-MACBETH for Multicriteria Resource Allocation. 27th European Conference on Operational Research. Glasgow. July.
  • Santana P, Oliveira M, Freitas  (2015). Population Health Index: A tool for European policy dialogue. IMGS 2015 - 16th International Medical Geography Symposium. Vancouver. July.
  • Santana P, Freitas  (2015). Creating Healthy Communities through a Population Health Index in Europe. International Conference “Risk Factors in Regional and Local Development”. Paris. September. Lisbon, Portugal.
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