Last updated on: 06/02/2018
1. Contact details{View data sources/studies associated with this centre}
Name of organisation 
1) Department/Research groupEpiChron Research Group on Chronic Diseases
2) Organisation/affiliationAragon Health Sciences Institute (IACS)
Short Name in the inventoryEpiChron
Administrative Contact
Title Dr
Last name Poblador-Plou
First name Beatriz
Address line 1Paseo Isabel La Católica 1-3
Address line 2Hospital Universitario Miguel Servet 
Address line 3Hospital General, Pl +2  
CityZaragoza 
Postcode50009 
CountrySpain
Phone number (incl. country code)+34 976 76 5500 
Alternative phone number 
Fax number (incl. country code) 
Email address bpoblador.iacs@aragon.es
Scientific Contact
Title Dr
Last name Prados-Torres
First name Alexandra
Address line 1Paseo Isabel La Católica 1-3
Address line 2Hospital Universitario Miguel Servet 
Address line 3Hospital General, Pl +2  
CityZaragoza 
Postcode50009 
CountrySpain
Phone number (incl. country code)+34 976 76 5500 
Alternative phone number 
Fax number (incl. country code) 
Email address sprados.iacs@aragon.es
Alternative Scientific Contact
Title Dr 
Last name Gimeno-Miguel 
First name Antonio 
Address line 1Paseo Isabel La Católica 1-3 
Address line 2Hospital Universitario Miguel Servet 
Address line 3Hospital General, Pl +2  
CityZaragoza 
Postcode50009 
CountrySpain 
Phone number (incl. country code)+34 976 76 5500 
Alternative phone number 
Fax number (incl. country code) 
2. Description
The EpiChron Research Group on Chronic Diseases is focused on the study of chronic diseases and multimorbidity. It belongs to the Spanish National Health System (SNS), through the IACS, and it is composed of 14 members, including clinicians, epidemiologists, and statisticians. Multimorbidity and comorbidity of major chronic diseases (e.g., diabetes, COPD, heart failure, dementia) are being studied, as well as patterns of polypharmacy and other pharmaco-epidemiology approaches. The Group has participated in national and European research projects and has published up to 60 scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals during the last years. The Group has conformed a population cohort (EpiChron cohort) which links clinical and demographic information of the inhabitants of Aragón (1.3M) for scientific purposes, and it is currently coordinating a multicentric RCT on multimorbidity and polypharmacy.
3. Category
Research Institute
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