Carmen Cabezas is the Deputy Director for Health Promotion of the Public Health Secretariat of the Department of Health of the Generalitat de Catalunya since April 2006.
She leads a team of 30 people who are actively engaged in promoting health and preventing non-communicable and vacunable diseases.
Dr. Cabezas graduated in Medicine (MD) from the University of Barcelona in 1982, and holds a Ph.D. from the University of Barcelona in 2016. She is a specialist in Family and Community Medicine (1988) and Public Health and Preventive Medicine (2003) and obtained a Masters in Health Sciences Methodology from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (1990) . From 2001-2006 she was Head of the Unit of Research on Epidemiology and Primary Care of the Jordi Gol i Gurina Foundation- Catalan Institute of Health. Previously, she was Medical Director of the Primary Care District of l’Hospitalet. Catalan Institute of Health (ICS).
She currently is a member of the Board of the Master in Public Health at the Pompeu Fabra University and the Autonomous University of Barcelona.
Since 1987, she has extensive experience on research and teaching in health promotion and prevention. She is the author of more than 100 publications on the field of health promotion and prevention.