Research to improve people's health

External Scientific Council


The Board appoints an External Scientific Council formed by professionals of recognised background, who can carry out functions of an advisory body regarding the scientific activities of IDIAPJGol and oversees the scientific quality of the Institute. 



Juan Angel Bellón Saameño
General Practitioner. Centro de Salud El Palo, Málaga.

Carme Borrell Thio
Director of the Public Health Observatory and Director of Teaching and Research Agency of Barcelona (ASPB).

Esteve Fernández Muñoz
Director of Tobbaco COntrol Unit of the Catalan Institute of Oncology. Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL), (Hospitalet).

Agustín Gómez de la Cámara
Director of the Research Unit and CAIBER. Universidad Hospital 12 de Octubre (Madrid).

Jaume Marrugat de la Iglesia
Director of the Research Programme in Inflammatory and Cardiovascular Disorders (RICAD). Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute (IMIM-Hospital del Mar) (Barcelona).

José Mª Valderas Martínez
Professor of Health Services and Policies. NIHR Clinician Scientist. Patient Centred Care Lead, University of Exeter (UK).


  • To ensure the scientific quality, ethics and good scientific practices of the Institute.
  • To link the IDIAPJGol research groups with national and international investigators.
  • To advice and assist the scientific director in matters of research policy and the selection process of investigators.
  • To produce a report on the progress of the IDIAPJGol in relation to the programme approved by the Board of Trustees.