Natalia Caldeira Loss Vincens


School of Public Health and Community Medicine
Visiting address
Medicinaregatan 18A
41390 Göteborg
Postal address
Box 463
40530 Göteborg

About Natalia Caldeira Loss Vincens

I am a researcher at the School of Public health and community Medicine, in the research group Sound Environment and Health . I have a PhD in Public Health from Lund University with the dissertation “Income distribution and health in Latin America. The interplay between social determinants of health for explaining health inequities”. I have a postdoc from the Sound Environment and Health research group at the University of Gothenburg supervised by Prof. Kerstin Persson Waye.

My research interests include the effects of broader contextual factors on health and in particular the intersections between social and environmental factors. On the social aspects, I have focused on income distribution, social capital, neighborhood structures, socioeconomic position and social identity whereas on the environmental factors I have worked mainly with noise and vibration from the rail traffic. I am involved in several research projects:

  • EpiVib and Epivib-equality focusing on the effects of rail traffic noise and vibration on cardiovascular and metabolic health, also in relation to health inequalities;
  • Equal-life on the effects of exposome on children's and adolescents' mental health and cognitive development and;
  • NordSOUND focusing on the effects of traffic and occupational noise on congenital anomalies and perinatal mortality. Within this project we are also working on the burden of disease due to noise in the Nordic countries, in relation to social inequalities in the noise exposure as well.