Short CV/Education and training

Current position

  • Since 2015
    Assistant Professor at the Aging Research Center, Karolinska Institutet (Supervisor: Prof Laura Fratiglioni, Activity: 90% research 10% teaching)

Prior positions

  • 2010 – 2015
    Member of the teaching staff at the Master of Public Health, University of Zaragoza, Spain

  • 2008 – 2015
    Research Technician of the EpiChron Research Group on Chronic Diseases, Aragon Health Sciences Institute (IACS), Spain

  • 2011 – 2014
    Part-time assistant lecturer at the Dept. of Microbiology, Preventive Medicine and Public Health, University of Zaragoza, Spain

Courses and study programmes

  • 2017
    Applied longitudinal data analysis, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

  • 2016
    Methods in life course epidemiology, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

  • 2014
    Missing data and new methods for multiple imputation of longitudinal electronic health records, University College London, UK

  • 2014
    An introduction to primary care databases, University College London, UK

  • 2013 – 2015
    International Primary Care Research Leadership Programme, University of Oxford, UK

  • 2012
    Multilevel analysis: applicability in epidemiological research, National School of Public Health, Madrid, Spain

  • 2011
    Methodological aspects in evaluation in public health, Public Health Agency of Barcelona, Spain

  • 2011
    Data analysis in cohort studies in health sciences, Aragon Health Sciences Institute (IACS), Spain

  • 2010
    Contribution of health services to population health: methodological innovation, efficiency measures and health capital, XXI Public Health School of Menorca, Spain

  • 2010
    Bayesian multilevel modelling, MSc in Modern Epidemiology, Imperial College London, UK

  • 2008
    Advanced methods in health services research: research design, Dept. of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, US

  • 2008
    Principles of clinical epidemiology, Dept. of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, US


  • 2011
    European Doctorate, Dept. of Microbiology, Preventive Medicine and Public Health, University of Zaragoza, Spain. Thesis title: “New Approaches to the Study of Pharmaceutical Consumption in Primary Care” (PhD cum laude, Supervisors: Dr María José Rabanaque and Dr Alexandra Prados).

  • 2006 – 2007
    Master in Public Health and Health Sciences, ENVA Paris – CIRAD Montpellier, France

  • 2012 – 2017
    Degree in Pharmacy, San Jorge University, Spain

  • 2001 – 2006
    Degree in Veterinary Medicine, University of Zaragoza, Spain

Selected publications

  • Calderón A, Vetrano DL, Onder G, Gimeno-Feliu LA, et al. Assessing and measuring chronic multimorbidity in the older population: a proposal for its operationalization. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 2017. IF: 5.48.

  • Calderón A, Diaz E, Poblador B, Gimeno LA, et al. Non-adherence to antihypertensive medication: the role of mental and physical comorbidity. Int J Cardiol 2016;15;207:310-6. IF: 4.6.

  • Calderón A, Abad JM, Gimeno LA, Marta J, et al. Global health care use by patients with type 2 diabetes: does the type of comorbidity matter? Eur J Intern Med 2015;26(3):203-10. IF: 2.59.

  • Poblador B, Calderón A, Marta J, Hancco J, Sicras A, Soljak M, Prados A. Comorbidity of dementia: a cross-sectional study of primary care older patients. BMC Psychiatry 2014;14(1):84. IF: 2.58.

  • Calderón A, Soljak M, Cecil E, Valabhji J, et al. Does higher quality of primary healthcare reduce admissions for diabetes complications? A national observational study. Diabet Med 2014;31(6):657-65. IF: 3.15.

  • Prados A, Calderón A, Hancco J, Poblador B, et al. Multimorbidity patterns: a systematic review. J Clin Epidemiol 2014;67(3):254-66. IF: 4.70.

  • Calderón A, Gimeno L, González F, Poblador B, et al. Polypharmacy patterns: unravelling systematic associations between prescribed medications. PLoS One 2013;8(12):e84967. IF: 3.06.

  • Calderón A, Poblador B, González F, Gimeno LA, et al. Multimorbidity, polypharmacy, referrals, and adverse drug events: are we doing things well? Br J Gen Pract 2012;62(605):e821-6. IF: 2.74.

  • Prados A, Poblador B, Calderón A, Gimeno LA, González F, Poncel A, Sicras A, Alcalá JT. Multimorbidity patterns in primary care: interactions among chronic diseases using factor analysis. PloS ONE 2012;7(2):e32190. IF: 3.06.

  • Calderón A, Carney L, Soljak M, Bottle A, Partridge M, Bell D, Abi-Aad G, Aylin P, Majeed A. Association of population and primary healthcare factors with hospital admissions rates for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in England: national cross-sectional study. Thorax 2011;66(3):191-6. IF: 8.12.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

As principal applicant

  • Does our healthcare system truly fit older people? Impact of multidimensional health trajectories on the use of medical and social care services. Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, FORTE, 2018-2020

  • Phenotypes of healthier aging: the role of environmental, behavioural and biological factors on health trajectories. Swedish Research Council, Vetenskapsrådet, 2017 – 2020

  • Determinants of health changes in the older population: a person-centered dynamic approach. Strategic Young Scholar Grants in Epidemiology or Biostatistics, Strategic Research Program in Epidemiology, KI, 2017 – 2018

  • Integral Approach to the Transition between Frailty and Dependence in Older Adults (INTAFRADE). Refbio Cooperation Network for Biomedical Research, 2013 – 2015

As co-applicant

  • Effectiveness of the Multi-PAP intervention in young-old patients with multimorbidity and polypharmacy aimed at improving physician drug prescription in primary care: cluster RCT. Institute of Health Carlos III, Spain, 2016 – 2018

  • Joint Action – Addressing Chronic Diseases and Promoting Healthy Ageing across the Life Cycle. European Commission (CHRODIS-JA), 2013 – 2016

  • Multimorbidity: epidemiology and impact on health systems and patients. Institute of Health Carlos III, Spain, 2012 – 2016

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the International Primary Care Research Leadership Programme at the University of Oxford (Cohort 8)

  • Member of the Chronic Disease Health Services Research Network (REDISSEC) in Spain

  • Member of the Advisory Board of the International Research Community on Multimorbidity

  • Member of the Spanish National Agency for Evaluation and Forecasting (ANEP).

  • Member of the Aragon Research Group on Health Services Research (GRISSA)


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