Laia Bruni, MD, MPH, PhD –. Dr Bruni is Head of Unit at the Cancer Epidemiology Research Program, Catalan Institute of Oncology, Barcelona, Spain. For the past 10 years she has coordinated the ICO/IARC Information Centre on HPV and Cancer. Her team focuses on three main lines of research: the global epidemiology of HPV infection and related cancers; the design of public health interventions for their control and prevention; and the economic evaluation of such interventions. She is currently collaborating with the World Health Organization in the surveillance of HPV vaccination and screening practices worldwide, particularly in the methodological development and estimation of coverages. Together with the Pan-American Health Organization, she is also developing a practical guide to evaluate the impact of HPV vaccination in Latin American countries. At local level, she is supporting and organising with the Department of Health of the Catalan Government the new HPV-based screening program. She and her group are also responsible for the evaluation and monitoring of the impact of cervical screening and HPV vaccination practices in the region.
Updated: November 2021