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Dr. Isabel Peraita-Costa | Epidemiology | Young Scientist Award

Dr. Isabel Peraita is a seasoned researcher and educator specializing in biomedical sciences, with a robust background in epidemiology, public health, and environmental toxicology. Currently, Dr. Peraita holds dual positions as a Profesor Asociado at Universidad Católica de Valencia San Vicente Mártir and a Post-Doctoral Researcher at Consorcio Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red-Epidemiología y Salud Pública (CIBERESP), demonstrating a commitment to both teaching and cutting-edge research.



Current Professional Roles

Profesor Asociado, Universidad Católica de Valencia San Vicente Mártir, Department of Ciencias Biomédicas, Facultad de Medicina y Ciencias de la Salud (Part-time, Permanent Contract, since January 2024). Post-Doctoral Researcher, CIBERESP, Facultad de Farmacia y Ciencias de la Alimentación, Universitat de València (Full-time, since September 2022)

Previous Professional Experience

Dr. Peraita’s professional journey includes significant roles such as:

  • Autonomous Worker at Fundación Pública para la Investigación de Málaga en Biomedicina y Salud across multiple short-term projects (2017-2023)
  • Senior Researcher (Titulado Superior) at CIBERESP (2018-2022), focusing on pre-doctoral research
  • Non-Doctoral Researcher at Universitat de València (2017)


Dr. Peraita’s academic credentials are extensive:

Doctorate in Environmental Contamination, Toxicology, and Health, Universitat de València (2022). Máster in Epidemiology and Public Health, Universidad Internacional de Valencia (2023). Máster in Environmental Contamination, Toxicology, and Health, Universitat de València (2016). Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (2015)

🔬Research Contributions

Dr. Peraita has significantly contributed to various high-impact research projects funded through competitive public calls, including:

  • Identification of risk factors in colorectal cancer survivors (Instituto de Investigación Biomédica de Málaga, 2019-2021)
  • Multicentric study on adverse outcomes in colorectal cancer patients (Instituto de Investigación Biomédica de Málaga, 2014-2016)

She has also engaged in non-competitive R&D projects focusing on pediatric nutrition, neonatal health, and femoral implant evaluations, working under the leadership of prominent investigators such as Maria Morales Suarez-Varela and Maximino Redondo Bautista.

👨‍🏫Teaching Experience

Dr. Peraita is actively involved in teaching, currently instructing courses in Organic Chemistry as part of the Double Degree in Physical Activity and Sports Sciences – Human Nutrition and Dietetics at Universidad Católica de Valencia San Vicente Mártir.

Scientific Production and Recognition

With an H-index of 8 on WOS and SCOPUS and 10 on Google Scholar (as of February 2024), Dr. Peraita’s research is widely recognized and cited within the scientific community, reflecting her substantial contributions to the field of biomedical sciences.

Publications Top Notes 📝

  • Intermittent fasting and the possible benefits in obesity, diabetes, and multiple sclerosis: a systematic review of randomized clinical trials
    • Authors: M. Morales-Suárez-Varela, E. Collado Sanchez, I. Peraita-Costa, …
    • Journal: Nutrients
    • Volume: 13
    • Issue: 9
    • Article Number: 3179
    • Year: 2021
    • Citations: 64
    • This systematic review explores the benefits of intermittent fasting on obesity, diabetes, and multiple sclerosis through randomized clinical trials.


  • Maternal physical activity during pregnancy and the effect on the mother and newborn: a systematic review
    • Authors: M. Morales-Suárez-Varela, E. Clemente-Bosch, I. Peraita-Costa, …
    • Journal: Journal of Physical Activity and Health
    • Volume: 18
    • Issue: 1
    • Pages: 130-147
    • Year: 2020
    • Citations: 47
    • This review examines the impact of maternal physical activity during pregnancy on both maternal and newborn health.


  • Systematic review of the association between particulate matter exposure and autism spectrum disorders
    • Authors: M. Morales-Suárez-Varela, I. Peraita-Costa, A. Llopis-Gonzalez
    • Journal: Environmental Research
    • Volume: 153
    • Pages: 150-160
    • Year: 2017
    • Citations: 42
    • This systematic review investigates the potential link between exposure to particulate matter and the development of autism spectrum disorders.


  • Randomized prospective study in patients with complex regional pain syndrome of the upper limb with high-frequency spinal cord stimulation (10-kHz) and low-frequency spinal cord stimulation
    • Authors: A. Canós-Verdecho, D. Abejón, R. Robledo, R. Izquierdo, A. Bermejo, …
    • Journal: Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface
    • Volume: 24
    • Issue: 3
    • Pages: 448-458
    • Year: 2021
    • Citations: 23
    • This study evaluates the effectiveness of high-frequency (10-kHz) versus low-frequency spinal cord stimulation in patients with complex regional pain syndrome of the upper limb.


  • Prevalencia de hipertensión arterial y su asociación con antropometría y dieta en niños (de seis a nueve años): estudio ANIVA
    • Authors: M. Morales-Suárez-Varela, M. Mohino-Chocano, C. Soler, A. Llopis-Morales, …
    • Journal: Nutrición Hospitalaria
    • Volume: 36
    • Issue: 1
    • Pages: 133-141
    • Year: 2019
    • Citations: 19
    • This article studies the prevalence of hypertension and its association with anthropometric measures and diet in children aged six to nine years.


  • Vitamin D-related risk factors for maternal morbidity during pregnancy: a systematic review
    • Authors: M.M. Suárez-Varela, N. Uçar, I. Peraita-Costa, M.F. Huertas, J.M. Soriano, …
    • Journal: Nutrients
    • Volume: 14
    • Issue: 15
    • Year: 2022
    • Citations: 18
    • This review discusses how vitamin D levels influence maternal health and morbidity during pregnancy.


  • Endocrine disruptors and autism spectrum disorder in pregnancy: A review and evaluation of the quality of the epidemiological evidence
    • Authors: S. Marí-Bauset, C. Donat-Vargas, A. Llópis-González, A. Marí-Sanchis, …
    • Journal: Children
    • Volume: 5
    • Issue: 12
    • Article Number: 157
    • Year: 2018
    • Citations: 17
    • This review evaluates the epidemiological evidence linking endocrine disruptors during pregnancy to autism spectrum disorders in offspring.


  • How 25 (OH) D levels during pregnancy affect prevalence of autism in children: systematic review
    • Authors: N. Uçar, W.B. Grant, I. Peraita-Costa, M. Morales Suarez-Varela
    • Journal: Nutrients
    • Volume: 12
    • Issue: 8
    • Article Number: 2311
    • Year: 2020
    • Citations: 15
    • This review explores the relationship between maternal vitamin D levels during pregnancy and the prevalence of autism in children.


  • Risk of gestational diabetes due to maternal and partner smoking
    • Authors: M. Morales-Suárez-Varela, I. Peraita-Costa, A. Perales-Marín, …
    • Journal: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
    • Volume: 19
    • Issue: 2
    • Article Number: 925
    • Year: 2022
    • Citations: 12
    • This study investigates the impact of maternal and partner smoking on the risk of gestational diabetes.


  • Actigraphic sleep and dietary macronutrient intake in children aged 6–9 years old: A pilot study
    • Authors: S. Coronado Ferrer, I. Peraita-Costa, A. Llopis-Morales, Y. Picó, J.M. Soriano, …
    • Journal: Nutrients
    • Volume: 11
    • Issue: 11
    • Article Number: 2568
    • Year: 2019
    • Citations: 11
    • This pilot study examines the relationship between sleep patterns and dietary macronutrient intake in children.
Isabel Peraita-Costa | Epidemiology | Young Scientist Award

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