Wilma Zijlema, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Researcher at Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal)Wilma is a postdoctoral researcher at the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal). She is an epidemiologist by training and is particularly interested in healthy living environments. Wilma was awarded her PhD from the Department of Epidemiology at the University Medical Center Groningen, in the Netherlands. Her doctoral research investigated adverse health effects of traffic-related noise and air pollution. Her current focus is on the positive health effects of green and blue spaces. Within BlueHealth, she will contribute to improving understanding of how blue environments can affect health and disease and will be particularly involved in collecting and analysing data related to various community-level interventions carried out in Catalonia.