Georgina Pujol-Busquets GuillénUniversity of the Witwatersrand | wits · Agincourt Health and Population Division
Georgina Pujol-Busquets Guillén
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
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September 2016 - July 2019
University of Barcelona - Queen Margaret University
Field of study
- Global Health
October 2015 - June 2016
Professional College of Pharmacy
Field of study
- Community Pharmacy Management
Travel has individual, societal and planetary health implications. We explored socioeconomic and gendered differences in travel behaviour in Africa, to develop an understanding of travel-related inequity. We conducted a mixed-methods systematic review (PROSPERO CRD42019124802). In 2019, we searched MEDLINE, TRID, SCOPUS, Web of Science, LILACS, Sci...
Scientific evidence suggests that low-carbohydrate high-fat (LCHF) diets may be effective for managing non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Eat Better South Africa (EBSA) is an organization that runs LCHF nutrition education programs for women from low-income communities. Three focus group discussions (FGDs) were held with 18 women who had taken part...
The prevention of bone mass loss and related complications associated with osteoporosis is a significant public health issue. The Mediterranean diet (MD) is favorably associated with bone health, a potentially modifiable risk factor. The objective of this research was to determine MD adherence in a sample of women with and without osteoporosis. In...
The Mediterranean Diet (MedDiet) has been promoted as a means of preventing and treating cardiodiabesity. The aim of this study was to answer a number of key clinical questions (CQs) about the role of the MedDiet in cardiodiabesity in order to provide a framework for the development of clinical practice guidelines. A systematic review was conducted...
Insulin resistance is present in the vast majority of persons suffering form the most prevalent chronic diseases currently experienced in the developed and developing world. This research aims to show that the modern diet of highly processed foods high in carbohydrates, sugar and vegetable oils are especially damaging to the health of those with insulin resistance. Whereas a diet that restricts these foodstuffs improves the health of those with insulin resistance.
This is s cross-sectional and exploratory study and it is used to assess and compare community-based antibiotic access and consumption, as well as the factors underpinning them. This project is done under the International Network for the Demographic Evaluation of Populations and their Health Network,41conducted in seven HDDs within six LMICs: South Africa, Mozambique, and Ghana in Africa; Vietnam, Bangladesh, and Thailand in Asia.
This project aims to 1) optimise the nutrition education program for women from poor communities and 2) evaluate its effectiveness for changing dietary behaviour and improving metabolic health. 3) explore health practitioners' perceptions of the health and nutritional advice recommended by the nutrition education program.