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  • Alvarez-Galvez J, Ortega-Martin E, Ramos-Fiol B, Suarez-Lledo V & Carretero-Bravo J (2023) Epidemiology, mortality, and health service use of local-level multimorbidity patterns in South Spain. Nature Communications, 14(1), 7689.

  • Alvarez-Galvez J, Cruz FL, & Troyano JA (2023) Discovery and characterisation of socially polarised communities on social media. Scientific Reports, 13(1), 15439.

  • Alvarez-Galvez J, Carretero-Bravo J, Ramos-Fiol B, & Ortega-Martin E (2023) Characterization of complex multimorbidity patterns through network models: epidemiology and impact on mortality and health services use. Population Medicine, 5.

  • Alvarez-Galvez, J., Anastasiou, A., Lamnisos, D., Constantinou, M., Nicolaou, C., Papacostas, S., ... & Kassianos, A. P. (2023). The impact of government actions and risk perception on the promotion of self-protective behaviors during the COVID-19 pandemic. Plos one, 18(4), e0284433.

  • Kyprianidou, M., Konstantinou, P., Alvarez-Galvez, J., Ceccarelli, L., Gruszczyńska, E., Mierzejewska-Floreani, D., & Kassianos, A. P. (2023). Profiling hesitancy to COVID-19 vaccinations in six European countries: behavioral, attitudinal and demographic determinants. Behavioral Medicine, 49(4), 362-373.

  • Álvarez-Gálvez, J., Ortega-Martín, E., Carretero-Bravo, J., Pérez-Muñoz, C., Suárez-Lledó, V., & Ramos-Fiol, B. (2023). Social determinants of multimorbidity patterns: A systematic review. Frontiers in Public Health, 11.

  • Chong, Y. Y., Chien, W. T., Cheng, H. Y., Lamnisos, D., Ļubenko, J., Presti, G., ... & Karekla, M. (2023). Predictors of changing patterns of adherence to containment measures during the early stage of COVID-19 pandemic: an international longitudinal study. Globalization and Health, 19(1), 25.

  • Alvarez-Galvez, J., & Vegas-Lozano, E. (2022). Discovery and classification of complex multimorbidity patterns: unravelling chronicity networks and their social profiles. Scientific Reports, 12(1), 1-16.

  • Suarez-Lledo, V., Ramos-Fiol, B., Ortega-Martin, M. E., Carretero-Bravo, J., & Alvarez-Galvez, J. (2022). Use of Hashtags related to Covid-19 infodemics by bot accounts. European Journal of Public Health, 32(Supplement_3), ckac131-172.

  • Carretero-Bravo, J.; Ramos-Fiol, B.; Ortega-Martín, E.; Suárez-Lledó, V.; Salazar, A.; O’Ferrall-González, C.; Dueñas, M.; Peralta-Sáez, J.L.; González-Caballero, J.L.; Cordoba-Doña, J.A.; Lagares-Franco, C.; Martínez-Nieto, J.M.; Almenara-Barrios, J.; Álvarez-Gálvez, J. Multimorbidity Patterns and Their Association with Social Determinants, Mental and Physical Health during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2022, 19, 16839.

  • Ramos-Fiol, B., Ortega-Martin, M. E., Carretero-Bravo, J., Suarez-Lledo, V., & Alvarez-Galvez, J. (2022). A systematic review of multimorbidity patterns: social determinants and classification methods. European Journal of Public Health, 32(Supplement_3), ckac130-048.

  • Carretero-Bravo, J., Ortega-Martín, M. E., Ramos-Fiol, B., Suárez-Lledó, V., & Álvarez-Gálvez, J. (2022). Social inequalities in multimorbidity patterns in southern Spain: findings from the DEMMOCAD survey. European Journal of Public Health, 32(Supplement_3), ckac130-199.

  • Álvarez-Gálvez, J., Carretero-Bravo, J., Suárez-Lledó, V., Ortega-Martín, E., Ramos-Fiol, B., Lagares-Franco, C., ... & González-Caballero, J. L. (2022). Social inequalities in multimorbidity patterns in Europe: A multilevel latent class analysis using the European Social Survey (ESS). SSM-Population Health, 20, 101268.

  • Suarez-Lledo, V., & Alvarez-Galvez, J. (2022). Assessing the role of social bots during the early COVID-19 pandemic: infodemic, disagreement and criticism. Journal of medical Internet research (Accepted for publication)

  • Pérez-Muñoz, C., Carretero-Bravo, J., Ortega-Martín, E. et al. Interventions in the first 1000 days to prevent childhood obesity: a systematic review and quantitative content analysis. BMC Public Health 22, 2367 (2022).

  • Muñoz-Muñoz, M.; Carretero-Bravo, J.; Pérez-Muñoz, C.; Díaz-Rodríguez, M. Analysis of the Psychosocial Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Nursing Staff of the Intensive Care Units (ICU) in Spain. Healthcare 2022, 10, 796.

  • Díaz-Rodríguez, M., Carretero-Bravo, J., Pérez-Muñoz, C., & Deudero-Sánchez, M. (2022). Lockdown due to COVID-19 in Spanish Children Up to 6 Years: Consequences on Diet, Lifestyle, Screen Viewing, and Sleep. International Journal of Public Health, 79.

  • Kyprianidou, M., Konstantinou, P., Alvarez-Galvez, J., Ceccarelli, L. Gruszczyńska, E., Mierzejewska-Floreani, D., Loumba, N., Montagni, I., Tavoschi, L., Karekla, M. & Kassianos, A.P. (2022) Profiling Hesitancy to COVID-19 Vaccinations in Six European Countries: Behavioral, Attitudinal and Demographic Determinants, Behavioral Medicine.

  • Haller, E., Lubenko, J., Presti, G., Squatrito, V., Constantinou, M., Nicolaou, C., ... & Gloster, A. T. (2021). To Help or Not to Help? Prosocial Behavior, Its Association With Well-Being, and Predictors of Prosocial Behavior During the Coronavirus Disease Pandemic. Frontiers in Psychology, 12.

  • Lozano-Chacon, B., Suarez-Lledo, V., & Alvarez-Galvez, J. (2021). Use and Effectiveness of Social-Media-Delivered Weight Loss Interventions among Teenagers and Young Adults: A Systematic Review. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(16), 8493.

  • Díaz-Rodríguez, M.; Pérez-Muñoz, C.; Carretero-Bravo, J.; Ruíz-Ruíz, C.; Serrano-Santamaría, M.; Ferriz-Mas, B.C. Early Risk Factors for Obesity in the First 1000 Days—Relationship with Body Fat and BMI at 2 Years. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 8179.

  • Nicolaou, C., Menikou, J., Lamnisos, D., Lubenko, J., Presti, G., Squatrito, V., ... & Gloster, A. T. (2021). Mental Health Status of Healthcare Workers During the COVID-19 Outbreak. European Journal of Psychology Open.

  • Alvarez-Galvez J., Suarez-Lledo V. & Rojas-Garcia A.  (2021). Determinants of infodemics during disease outbreaks: a systematic review." Frontiers in Public Health 9 (2021): 236.

  • Taylor, R. M., Fern, L. A., Barber, J., Gibson, F., Lea, S., Patel, N., ... & Whelan, J. S. (2021). Specialist cancer services for teenagers and young adults in England: BRIGHTLIGHT research programme. Programme Grants for Applied Research, 9(12).

  • Kassianos, A. P., Georgiou, A., Kyprianidou, M., Lamnisos, D., Ļubenko, J., Presti, G., ... & Constantinidou, A. (2021). Mental health and adherence to covid-19 protective behaviors among cancer patients during the covid-19 pandemic: An international, multinational cross-sectional study. Cancers, 13(24), 6294.

  • Alvarez-Galvez, J., Suarez-Lledo, V., Salvador-Carulla, L., & Almenara-Barrios, J. (2021). Structural determinants of suicide during the global financial crisis in Spain: Integrating explanations to understand a complex public health problem. PloS ONE, 16(3), e0247759. 

  • Fern, L. A., Taylor, R. M., Barber, J., Alvarez-Galvez, J., Feltbower, R., Lea, S., ... & Whelan, J. (2021). Processes of care and survival associated with treatment in specialist teenage and young adult cancer centres: results from the BRIGHTLIGHT cohort study. BMJ open, 11(4), e044854.

  • Suarez-Lledo, V., & Alvarez-Galvez, J. (2021). Prevalence of Health Misinformation on Social Media: Systematic Review. Journal of medical Internet research, 23(1), e17187. 

  • Chong, Y. Y., Chien, W. T., Cheng, H. Y., Lamnisos, D., Ļubenko, J., Presti, G., ... & Kassianos, A. P. (2021). Patterns of psychological responses among the public during the early phase of covid-19: A cross-regional analysis. International journal of environmental research and public health, 18(8), 4143.

  • Alvarez-Galvez, J., Pérez, J. A. S., Cousinou, G. M., Azkona, E. M., & Domínguez, I. A. (2020). Attitudes towards immigration at the regional level in Europe in times of crisis. Revista de Fomento Social, 297-325.

  • Neto, D. D., Da Silva, A. N., Roberto, M. S., Lubenko, J., Constantinou, M., Nicolaou, C., ... & Kassianos, A. P. (2021). Illness perceptions of COVID-19 in Europe: Predictors, impacts and temporal evolution. Frontiers in psychology, 12.

  • Gloster, A. T., Lamnisos, D., Lubenko, J., Presti, G., Squatrito, V., Constantinou, M., ... Alvarez-Galvez, J. … & Karekla, M. (2020). Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on mental health: An international study. PloS one, 15(12), e0244809.

  • Alvarez-Galvez J et al. 2020. The persistence of digital divides in the use of health information: a comparative study in 28 European countries International Journal of Public Health. 65, pp.325-333.

  • Taylor, R. M., Fern, L. A., Barber, J., Alvarez-Galvez, J., Feltbower, R., Lea, S., ... & Whelan, J. (2020). Longitudinal cohort study of the impact of specialist cancer services for teenagers and young adults on quality of life: outcomes from the BRIGHTLIGHT study. BMJ open, 10(11), e038471.

  • Carulla, L. S., Martínez, N. M. A., Alvarez-Galvez, J., & Alonso, C. G. (2020). En la montaña rusa: breve historia del modelo de atención de salud mental en España. Informe SESPAS 2020. Gaceta sanitaria, 34(1), 3-10.

  • Alvarez-Galvez J., & Suárez-Vergne, A. (2020). Estudio de la asociación entre la discriminación laboral, la salud y el uso de servicios sanitarios en Andalucía: una aplicación de propensity score matching con muestras pequeñas. Empiria. 

  • Alvarez-Galvez, J., & Suarez-Lledo, V. (2019). Using Agent-Based Modeling to Understand the Emergence and Reproduction of Social Inequalities in Health. In Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute Proceedings (Vol. 44, No. 1, p. 2).

  • Gomez-Baya, D., Salinas-Perez, J. A., Rodero-Cosano, M. L., & Alvarez-Galvez, J. (2020). Socioeconomic inequalities in health through lifestyles: Analysing gender and age differences in Andalusia, Spain. Journal of community health, 45(4), 836-845.

  • Alvarez-Galvez, J., & Rojas-Garcia, A. (2019). Measuring the impact of multiple discrimination on depression in Europe. BMC Public Health, 19(1), 435.

  • Martins, A., Alvarez-Galvez, J., Fern, L., Vindrola-Padros, C., Barber, J., Gibson, F., Whelan, J.S., Taylor, R.M. (2019) The BRIGHTLIGHT national survey of the impact of specialist teenage and young adult cancer care on caregivers’ information and support needs. Cancer Nursing: An International Journal for Cancer Care. (accepted)

  • Alvarez-Galvez, J., Rodero-Cosano, M. L., Salinas-Pérez, J. A., & Gómez-Baya, D. (2019). Exploring the Complex Associations Among Social Determinants of Health in Andalusia After the 2008 Financial Crisis. Social Indicators Research, 141(2), 873-893.

  • Ortega-Martín, M. E., Lucena-Antón, D., Luque-Moreno, C., Heredia-Rizo, A. M., & Moral-Munoz, J. A. (2019). [Commercial mobile applications in the therapeutic approach to stroke: Review in main application repositories and scientific evidence]. Revista espanola de salud publica, 93, e201906035.

  • Alvarez-Galvez, J., Suarez-Lledo, V., Martinez-Cousinou, G., Muniategui-Azkona, E., & Gonzalez-Portillo, A. (2019). The impact of financial crisis and austerity policies in Andalusia, Spain: disentangling the mechanisms of social inequalities in health through the perceptions and experiences of experts and the general population. International Journal for Equity in Health, 18(1), 108.

  • Taylor, R. M., Fern, L. A., Barber, J., Alvarez-Galvez, J., Feltbower, R., Morris, S., ... & Stark, D. P. (2019). Description of the BRIGHTLIGHT cohort: the evaluation of teenage and young adult cancer services in England. BMJ open, 9(4), e027797.

  • Alvarez-Galvez, J. (2018). Agent-Based Models: Studying Processes of Minority Opinion Spreading. SAGE Publications Ltd.

  • Alvarez-Galvez, J. (2018). Multidimensionality of Health Inequalities: A Cross-Country Identification of Health Clusters through Multivariate Classification Techniques. International journal of environmental research and public health, 15(9), 1900.

  • Alvarez-Galvez, J., & Jaime-Castillo, A. M. (2018). The impact of social expenditure on health inequalities in Europe. Social Science & Medicine, 200, 9-18.

  • Alvarez-Galvez, J., & Gomez‐Baya, D. (2017). Socioeconomic context as a moderator in the relationship between body mass index and depression in Europe. Applied Psychology: Health and Well‐Being, 9(3), 410-428.

  • Alvarez-Galvez, J., Echavarren, J. M., & Coller, X. (2018). Bound by blood: the ethnic and civic nature of collective identities in the Basque Country, Catalonia and Valencia. Nations and nationalism, 24(2), 412-431.

  • Alvarez-Galvez, J., Salinas-Perez, J. A., Rodero-Cosano, M. L., & Salvador-Carulla, L. (2017). Methodological barriers to studying the association between the economic crisis and suicide in Spain. BMC public health, 17(1), 694.

  • ​Alvarez-Galvez, J. (2015): "Computational Simulation Methods", International Encyclopedia of Communication Research Methods. Wiley.

  • Salinas Pérez JA, Almenara Barrios J, Rodero Cosano ML, Ruiz Gutiérrez-Colosía M, Alvarez-Galvez, J, Motrico Martínez E, García Alonso CR, y Salvador Carulla L. Hábitat y población de la provincia de Cádiz. En: Córdoba Doña JA, Martínez Nieto JM, y Almenara Barrios J, eds. 2015. La salud en Cádiz y sus determinantes. Cádiz: Universidad de Cádiz. Servicio de Publicaciones. pp. 61-69. ISBN: 978-84-9828-517-8

  • Isabel Serrano-Macias, M., & Alvarez-Galvez, J. (2017). Education and tourism in the Spain: Identification of tourist profiles through the application of decision trees. EMPIRIA, (38), 127-150.

  • Motrico, E., Rodero-Cosano, M. L., Alvarez-Galvez, J., Salinas-Pérez, J. A., & Moreno-Peral, P. (2017). Measures for the assessment of stressful life events in the Spanish adult population: A systematic review. anales de psicología, 33(3), 556-567.

  • Alvarez-Galvez, J. (2016). Network models of minority opinion spreading: using agent-based modeling to study possible scenarios of social contagion. Social Science Computer Review, 34(5), 567-581.

  • Alvarez-Galvez, J. (2016): Discovering interrelationships between socio-economic status and health in Europe: a case study applying Bayesian Networks Social Science Research. Online First: DOI:10.1016/j.ssresearch.2015.12.011 

  • Alvarez-Galvez, J. (2016): Measuring the effect of ethnic and non-ethnic discrimination over Europeans' self-rated health, International Journal of Public Health, International Journal of Public Health, Volume 61, Issue 3, pp 367–374

  • Alvarez-Galvez, J. (2017). Economic discrimination and health in Andalusia European Journal of Public Health, 27(suppl_3).

  • Jaime-Castillo, A.M., Marqués Perales, I.; Alvarez-Galvez, J. (2016): The Impact of Social Expenditure on Attitudes Towards Immigration in Europe. Social Indicators Research. Social Indicators Research,126, Issue 3, pp 1089–1108

  • Alvarez-Galvez, J., Salinas-Perez, J. A., Rodero-Cosano, M. L., Gonzalez-Portillo, M. A., Martinez-Cousinou, G., Muniategui-Azkona, E., & Sanz Suarez-Lledo, V. (2016). Economic Crisis and Health Inequalities in Southern Spain: A Multilevel Analysis: Javier Alvarez-Galvez. The European Journal of Public Health, 26(suppl_1), 169-053.

  • Salinas Pérez JA, Almenara Barrios J, Rodero Cosano ML, Ruiz Gutiérrez-Colosía M, Alvarez-Galvez, J., Motrico Martínez E, García Alonso CR, Abellán Hervás MJ, y Salvador Carulla L. La salud mental en la provincia de Cádiz. En: Córdoba Doña JA, Martínez Nieto JM, y Almenara Barrios J, eds. 2015. La salud en Cádiz y sus determinantes. Cádiz: Universidad de Cádiz. Servicio de Publicaciones. pp. 299-307. ISBN: 978-84-9828-517-8

  • Alvarez-Galvez, J. (2015): Book Review: Hans-Peter Blossfeld, Sandra Buchholz, Dirk Hofacker and Kathrin Kolb (eds), Globalized Labour Markets and Social Inequality in Europe. International Sociology 30 (2), 159-161

  • Alvarez-Galvez, J. (2014): “Television news consumption and public attitudes towards immigration: A multilevel approach”, International Journal of Social Psychology, 29(3): 401-429.

  • Alvarez-Galvez, J., J.; Plaza J.F.; Lozano J.; Muñiz, J.A. (2014): “Aplicación de técnicas de minería de textos al frame analysis: identificando el encuadre textual de la inmigración en la prensa”. Estudios sobre el Mensaje Periodístico (EMP), 20(2): 919-932. 

  • Alvarez-Galvez, J., Rodero-Cosano, M. L., García-Alonso, C., & Salvador-Carulla, L. (2014). Changes in socioeconomic determinants of health: comparing the effect of social and economic indicators through European welfare state regimes. Journal of Public Health, 22(4), 305–311. doi:10.1007/s10389-014-0623-x

  • Alvarez-Galvez, J. (2014): “Media exposure and attitudes towards immigrants”, REIS, Revista Española de Investigaciones Sociológicas 01/2014; REIS(145): 3-24.

  • Alvarez-Galvez, J. (2014): Book Review: Timothy Nyerges, Helen Couclelis and Robert B McMaster (eds), The Sage Handbook of GIS and Society. International Sociology 29 (5), 473-475

  • Alvarez-Galvez, J. and Salvador-Carulla, L. (2013): “Perceived Discrimination and Self-Rated Health in Europe: evidences from the European Social Survey (2010)”, PLoS ONE 8(9): e74252.

  • Salvador-Carulla L., Martínez-Leal R., Heyler C., Alvarez-Galvez, J., Veenstra M.Y., García-Ibáñez J.; Carpenter S., Bertelli M., Munir K., Van Schrojenstein Lantman-de Valk H. (2014). “Training on intellectual disability in health sciences. The european perspective”. International Journal of Developmental Disabilities 01/2014.

  • Salvador-Carulla L., Martinez-Leal R., Poole M., Alberto-Salinas J., Tamarit J., Garcia-Ibañez J., Almenara-Barrios J., and Alvarez-Galvez, J. for the DISM group (2013): “The Mental Health Care Gap in Intellectual Disabilities in Spain: Impact Analysis and Knowledge-to-Action Plan”. The Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics. 16(3):131-141.  

  • Alvarez-Galvez, J., Rodero-Cosano M.L., Motrico E., Salinas J.A., García-Alonso C. and Salvador-Carulla L. (2013): “The influence of socio-economic status on self-rated health: Study of 29 countries from European Social Surveys (2002-2008)”. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 10, no. 3: 747-761. DOI: doi:10.3390/ijerph10030747, Website: 

  • Salvador-Carulla L., Alvarez-Galvez, J.., Romero C., Ruiz M., Weber G., McDaid D., X Dimitrov H., Sprah L., Kalseth B., Tibaldi G., Salinas-Perez J.A., Lagares-Franco C., Romá-Ferri M.T. and Johnson S. for the eDESDE-LTC group (2013): “Development of an integrated system for classification, assessment and comparison of services for Long-Term Care in Europe: The eDESDE-LTC Study”. BMC Health Services Research, 13:218. Follow this Website: 

  • Alvarez-Galvez, J. (2013): “Análisis de contenido semántico: evolución del discurso de la inmigración en la prensa española” EMPIRIA. Revista de Metodología de Ciencias Sociales. N.o 25, enero-junio, 2013, pp. 73-92. (Semantic content analysis: evolution of the immigration discourse in the Spanish press, Empiria, Journal of Methodology in Social Sciences). 

  • Alvarez-Galvez, J. (2012): “Análisis cuantitativo de textos: del análisis de contenido al tratamiento de textos como datos.” (Quantitative Text Analysis: from content analysis to the treatment of text as data), en Arroyo Menéndez, M. (Ed.) (2011): Metodología de la investigación social, innovaciones y aplicaciones. Manual avanzado de metodología. Síntesis. Madrid. 

  • Alvarez-Galvez, J. (2012): “Análisis empírico del consumo, saliencia y credibilidad mediática como factores explicativos del posicionamiento actitudinal hacia la inmigración” (Empirical analysis of media consumption, salience and credibility as explanatory factors of attitudes towards immigration). Empiria, Journal of Methodology in Social Sciences, nº 24 (UNED). 

  • Alvarez-Galvez, J. (2011): “Simulación basada en agentes aplicada al estudio de las relaciones interétnicas” (Agent-based simulation applied to the study of interethnic relations). In Gimenez Rodríguez, S. and García Manso, A. (coord.): Innovaciones en la sociedad del riesgo. ACMS pp. 729-746. 

  • Alvarez-Galvez, J. (2011): “La reproducción mediática del racismo: diseño de indicadores para la medición de actitudes racistas y xenófobas” (Mass media and reproduction of racism: design of indicators for measuring xenophobic and racist attitudes). Doctoral Thesis, E-prints. Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

  • Alvarez-Galvez, J. (2010): “Immigration and Media Images: Qualitative Analysis of Immigrants’ Self-perception”, Mediaciones Sociales (Social Mediations). Journal of Social Sciences and Communications, nº 6, first semester of 2010, pages 93-119. Complutense University of Madrid.

  • Alvarez-Galvez, J. (2009): “La representación mediática de la inmigración: entre el encuadre y el estigma” (Media representation of immigration: Between the frame and the stigma). Revista Migraciones Internacionales (Journal: International Migrations). Ministry of Work and Immigration of Spain, nº 80: 61-80.

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