Victor Suarez-Lledo

Victor Suarez-Lledo
Universidad de Cádiz | UCA · Department of Biomedicine, Biotechnology and Public Health

Master of Science
Ph.D. candidate at UCA.

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Introduction
I am a PhD Student Sociology (Department​ of Biomedicine, Biotechnology & Public Health) at the University of Cadiz. I have experience teaching courses related to methodology, online surveys and R Programming. My main research interests are related to quantitative research methods, computational social science, social inequalities and social determinants of health.
Additional affiliations
November 2019 - present
Universidad de Cádiz
Position
  • PhD Student
September 2018 - November 2019
Consejería de Educación
Position
  • Técnico
July 2016 - September 2018
Ilustre Colegio Nacional de Licenciados en Ciencias Políticas y Sociología
Position
  • Researcher
Education
January 2016 - September 2017
National Distance Education University
Field of study
  • Advanced methods of applied statistics
January 2014 - September 2016
Complutense University of Madrid
Field of study
  • Methodology in Social Sciences Research
January 2007 - September 2013
University of Granada
Field of study
  • Sociology

Publications

Publications (30)
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Background: Although at present there is broad agreement among researchers, health professionals, and policy makers on the need to control and combat health misinformation, the magnitude of this problem is still unknown. Consequently, it is fundamental to discover both the most prevalent health topics and the social media platforms from which these...
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Background: Social media has changed the way we live and communicate, as well as offering unprecedented opportunities to improve many aspects of our lives, including health promotion and disease prevention. However, there is also a darker side to social media that is not always as evident as its possible benefits. In fact, social media has also op...
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National Eating Disorders Association conducts a NEDAwareness week every year, during which it publishes content on social media and news aimed to raise awareness of eating disorders. Measuring the impact of these actions is vital for maximizing the effectiveness of such interventions. This study is an effort to empirically measure the change in be...
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Background: The widespread use of social media represents an unprecedented opportunity for health promotion. We have more information and evidence-based health related knowledge, for instance about healthy habits or possible risk behaviors. However, these tools also carry some disadvantages since they also open the door to new social and health ris...
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Background: The challenge posed by multimorbidity makes it necessary to look at new forms of prevention, a fact that has become heightened in the context of the pandemic. We designed a questionnaire to detect multimorbidity patterns in people over 50 and to associate these patterns with mental and physical health, COVID-19, and possible social ineq...
Poster
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Background Along with the Covid-19 pandemic we need to fight an ‘infodemic'. Some of the most widespread social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter have implemented policies to combat the spread of misinformation about Covid. However, the online ecosystem is still full of health myths, hoaxes, and fake news that-either conscious...
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Background Governments and healthcare systems are facing multimorbidity (MM) as a major challenge due to the difficulties related to its proper identification and clinical management. Despite growing research on MM, its epidemiology is poorly understood due to the great complexity of underlying patterns of chronicity. The present review aims to ide...
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Background Multimorbidity (MM) is associated with lower quality of life, greater disability, and higher use of health services. It is a complex problem that is difficult to capture due to the broad spectrum of concurrent chronic diseases involved. There is a need to identify and characterize patterns of chronic conditions in the local context of sp...
Preprint
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Multimorbidity is a growing challenge, associated with reduced quality of life, increased disability, increased health care utilisation, and increased mortality. There is a need to identify associations among patterns of chronic conditions and social determinants of health in the local context of specific population groups. This work aims to respon...
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Multimorbidity is associated with lower quality of life, greater disability and higher use of health services and is one of the main challenges facing governments in Europe. There is a need to identify and characterize patterns of chronic conditions and analyse their association with social determinants not only from an individual point of view but...
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BACKGROUND Social media has changed the way we live and communicate. These tools are an unprecedented instrument that may lead to great opportunities for improving many aspects of our lives, including health promotion and disease prevention. However, social media also presents a dark side that is not always so evident as its possible benefits. In f...
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Obesity is a risk factor that exponentially increases morbidity and mortality in the world. Today, new health strategies are being implemented based on the use of social media but the use and effectiveness for these interventions needs to be assessed. The objective of this systematic review is to assess the impact of social-media-delivered weight l...
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BACKGROUND Obesity is a risk factor that exponentially increases morbidity and mortality in the world. Today, new health strategies are being implemented based on the use of social media but the use and effectiveness for these interventions needs to be assessed. OBJECTIVE The objective of this systematic review is to assess the impact of social me...
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Introduction: Suicide is a complex public health problem in contemporary societies. Macroeconomic downturns derived from the economic crisis have been found to be associated with growing suicide mortality in the United States and in Europe. The present work is aimed to assess the association between the recent economic downturns and suicide patter...
Conference Paper
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Background: Life expectancy has increased dramatically in all regions of the world over the last years. The average life expectancy in Western Europe was 79 years for males and 84 years for females in 2018. Consequently, the number of people suffering (or at risk of) long-term conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease, musculoskeletal disorders,...
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National Eating Disorders Association conducts a NEDAwareness week every year, during which it publishes content on social media and news aimed to raise awareness of eating disorders. Measuring the impact of these actions is vital for maximizing the effectiveness of such interventions. This paper is an effort to model the change in behavior of user...
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National Eating Disorders Association conducts a NEDAwareness week every year, during which it publishes content on social media and news aimed to raise awareness of eating disorders. Measuring the impact of these actions is vital for maximizing the effectiveness of such interventions. This paper is an effort to model the change in behavior of user...
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BACKGROUND The propagation of health misinformation through social media has become a major public health concern over the last two decades. Although today there is broad agreement among health professionals and policy makers on the need to control health misinformation, there is still little evidence about the effects that the dissemination of fal...
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Studies on social inequalities in health present contradictory findings when they attempt to describe and identify the complex societal mechanisms that give rise to poor health outcomes and health inequalities. This work aims to study the mechanism of reproduction of health inequalities among different population groups using agent-based modeling....
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Random forests (RF) is commonly described in social science literature as a black box technique that is difficult or impossible to understand. RF consists of a large number of deep trees, where each resulting tree is trained on bagged data using a random selection of attributes. Therefore, gaining a full understanding of the internal decision proce...
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Background: Andalusia has been one of the regions most damaged by the economic crisis in Spain. A qualitative study of the effects of the economic crisis and austerity policies in this region has been conducted within the framework of the IMPACT-A project. This research seeks to analyse the perceived impact of the crisis upon the health of the Anda...
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Background: Studies on social inequalities in health present contradictory findings when they attempt to describe and identify the complex societal mechanisms that give rise to poor health outcomes and health inequalities. Objective: This study aims to study the mechanism of reproduction of health inequalities among different population groups usin...
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In this article we investigate transnational engagement in the destination country and oriented towards the home country, offering a theoretical analysis of the often-neglected simultaneous nature of this phenomenon. Using two original indices, we empirically examine the extent to which young people from six countries (Germany, Hungary, Luxembourg,...
Experiment Findings
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RESUMEN: La bioestadística es esencial para el trabajo de investigación aplicado a ciencias de la salud, como la medicina, la enfermería o la psicología, entre otras. Sin embargo, a pesar de la relevancia de los métodos y técnicas propios de esta rama del conocimiento, así como de su necesidad debido al creciente incremento de bases de datos sanita...
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La colección Actualidad forma parte del catálogo de publicaciones científicas de la fundación y está destinada tanto al lector especializado como a la opinión pública en general. Cada una de sus ediciones se estructura como informes monográficos para el fomento de la reflexión y el análisis sobre aspectos de relevancia para la sociedad andaluza del...
Working Paper
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This document presents the Deliverable Descriptive Analysis Report (D.4.5 internal)1 of the MOVE Project Survey (Work Package 4) that has received funding from the Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme of the European Union under Grant Agreement No.649263. All the descriptive analysis committed in the Grant Agreement have been performed an...
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Background Health inequalities are closely related to variations in social and economic determinants of health. This work is aimed at studying how the economic downturn has affected the relationship between socioeconomic status (SES) and health for Spanish population, and how these changes might explain the emergence of health inequalities in diffe...

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This study is aimed to identify the underlying determinants of social inequalities in multimorbidity (MM). Specifically, our main research objectives are the following: (1) identify patterns of multi-morbidity among the population of the province of Cadiz; (2) study the prevalence of different patterns of MM at the local level (districts and health areas); and (3) to study the association of the resulting patterns of MM with SES factors, by combining theory- and data-driven approaches.
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Computational Social Science projects: social networks analysis, agent-based simulations, data mining, etc.
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This project aims to assess the relationship between social media and public health. As social media captures an increasing portion of our lives, it is becoming an invaluable resource for understanding lifestyle diseases and behaviors on how we manage our health. At the same time, social media modifies our lifestyle.