From 2007-2013, Dr. Sandoval Insausti studied Medicine obtaining 5 Distinctions and 20 Merits.
From 2014-2018, she was a Resident in Preventive Medicine and Public Health in Madrid.
In the 2014-2015 academic year, she completed the Public Health Master’s Degree of the “Escuela Nacional de Sanidad” and obtained a 9/10 grade in her Master’s Thesis.
During her specialization, she had a 6-month stay with Professor Jorge E. Chavarro, MD, ScD, at the Department of Nutrition, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, working on the associations between fruit and vegetable intake, considering pesticide residue status, and coronary heart disease in three US cohorts.
She also had a 1-year rotation at the Infection Control Area, a 3-month rotation at the Healthcare Quality Area, and a 4-month rotation at the Admission and Documentation Service, all of them in the “Hospital Universitario de la Princesa” in Madrid, Spain; as well as a 3-month rotation at the Chronic Disease Area in the “Centro Nacional de Epidemiología”, and a 3-month rotation at the Environmental Health Area in the “Ministerio de Sanidad, Servicios Sociales e Igualdad” in the same country.
In 2018, her specialization finished with a score of 3/3. In addition, she obtained the First Prize in the “End of Residence Award” in the “Central Service Area” awarded by the “Ilustre Colegio Oficial de Médicos de Madrid”. In addition, he gave several oral presentations and defended posters at national and international conferences, obtaining 3 awards. She has also been a moderator and a member of the Scientific Committee at two different conferences.
In conjunction with her hospital experience, she has teaching experience at undergraduate level in Medicine, Nutrition, and Nursing Degrees and at postgraduate level in the Master’s Degree: Quantitative Methods in Epidemiology at the “Universidad Autónoma de Madrid”, along with research experience. She has published 19 international articles in journals of the first decile in her research area (D1). The first of the articles won the XXXIV Prize of “Sociedad Española de Epidemiología” for the Best Article in Epidemiology published in 2016. Furthermore, she has four registered intellectual properties.
In 2019, she passed her doctoral thesis with a “cum laude” distinction, including an international mention, in Epidemiology and Public Health. It was performed using the ENRICA cohort (Study on Nutrition and Cardiovascular risk factors in Spain) at the “Universidad Autónoma de Madrid”. Afterwards, she was awarded with the grant “XXXI Convocatoria para ampliación de estudios en el extranjero en Ciencias de la Vida y de la Materia de la Fundación Ramón Areces”
In October 2019, she accepted the first one and started working as a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Nutrition at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health for two years.
In May 2021, she won the Prize of best PhD Dissertation in Epidemiology and Public Health from the “Universidad Autónoma de Madrid“.