Meritxell is a Medical Doctor (MD, University of Barcelona, 2020) in pursuit of a career at the intersection of Cancer Control and Global Health Governance. She is currently a Master of Public Health candidate with a specialization in Global Health (MPH, Columbia University in the City of New York, 2023) under the support of La Caixa Fellowship program
Meritxell holds 4 years of professional experience in Clinical and Public Health Research focusing on Cancer Control in both national and European settings, bridging multi-disciplinary teams across the globe. Meritxell currently serves as a Research Associate for the European Cancer Leagues, in addition to representing the NGO as a Youth Ambassador at a national level.
Previously, she served as an Epidemiologist within the Public Health Agency of Catalonia, working on COVID-19 surveillance and response. Furthermore, she defended her master thesis on the topic of breast cancer and brain metastasis, for which she received a scholarship from the Spanish Association Against Cancer (AECC).
Driven by the purpose to contribute to human wellbeing, Meritxell holds a particular interest in translational research as well as projects tackling cancer from a public health perspective, especially the World Health Organization’s call towards Cervical Cancer Elimination, as it embeds a fundamental Gender and Health Equity perspective.