David Rojas

Assistant Professor - Epidemiology | PACH Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences

131 Environmental Health Building

(970) 491-6152

About David

Dr. David Rojas-Rueda's primary research focuses on promoting a healthy urban design, supporting mitigation, and adaptation to climate change. David is an environmental epidemiologist with over ten years of experience evaluating the health impacts of urban and transport planning policies, related to air pollution, traffic noise, green spaces, heat island effects, physical activity, and traffic accidents. He has worked in several countries around Europe, Africa, Latin, and North America. David specializes in methods such as health impact assessment, populational risk assessment, the burden of disease, and citizen science. His research actively involves citizens, stakeholders, local and national authorities. He is also a member of the university’s Partnership of Air Quality, Climate, and Health (PACH). He has active collaborations with United Nation agencies, such as the World Health Organization (WHO), the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO), and UN-Habitat.


Ph.D. - Biomedicine, University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain, 2013M.P.H., Autonomous University of Barcelona, 2009M.D., National Autonomous University of Mexico, 2008