My name is Davide Malmusi (@dmalmusi), born in 1980, raised in Italy, and based in Catalonia since 2004.
After graduating in Medicine, I’ve started “moving upstream along the river” to study and deal with the social, economic and political causes of health and disease. I studied the Master of Public Health in Universitat Pompeu Fabra, I specialised in Preventive Medicine and Public Health, and I wrote a PhD dissertation on health inequalities by migration, gender and social class.
In 2009 I started working at the Barcelona Public Health Agency, I was involved in the Commission to Reduce Social Inequalities in Health in Spain and the Observatory of Health Inequalities, and for the last 5 years in the daily coordination of the European project SOPHIE on the evaluation of the effects of social policies on health inequalities.
During the last few months I have started working at the Health Directorate of the Barcelona city hall, with the objectives of reinforcing public healthcare services, putting health in all policies and reducing health inequalities.
I live in El Papiol, a small countryside town in the middle of the metropolitan area (40 minutes from the heart of Barcelona by bike + train), I am father of Giulia, Martí and Lluc, and I play bass at Perill Drac.
Through this week I’ll try to share with you this “minority” scientific field of health inequalities where Catalonia is one of the world leaders, and my life experience as “new Catalan”!