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Andres holds the Gillings Fellow in Autism Research and Global Public Health at Autism Research Centre in the University of Cambridge and is Assistant Professor at Maastricht University in the Department of International Health. He is also a Clinical Research Associate at the Cambridge Institute of Public Health and holds an Honorary Contract with Public Health England. Andres has held appointments as Director of Studies in Psychology and Behavioural Science (PBS) in Trinity Hall, Cambridge and supervises a number of PhD, MPhil, and undergraduate students. He is also affiliated to both the Faculty of Public Health and the Royal Society for Public Health participating in the Mental Health Special Interest Groups. Prior to joining the Cambridge Institute of Public Health he was Research Officer in Health Economics and Health Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science and Technical Lead at the Centre for Health Technology Assessment in the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence - NICE. His combined expertise in mental health and substance abuse research lies in the field of drug policy and its links to public health. In this area he leads a research programme studying the association between austerity, macroeconomic indicators, and substance misuse. He holds degrees in Clinical Medicine and Psychiatry (MD, University of Santiago de Chile; PhD Psychiatry, University of Cambridge) and Health Economics and International Health Policy (MSc, London School of Economics, LSE). His most recent book, discusses different global policy options for NPS having collaborated for this work with different international organisations such as the European Commission, UNODC, DEA, WADA, LSE Ideas, and various leading academics in the field of drug policy.
Andres as Gillings Fellow is focused on public health research addressing the complex ethical, economic, and social issues needed for the successful translation of substance abuse research findings into clinical, individual, or governmental policy and practice. Andres research interests also span neuro-developmental conditions such as autism and its links to mental health, public health and social and educational policy. As Gillings Fellow he is also conducting research projects into the effects of the 2007 crisis in substance abuse, the opioid epidemic, NPS consumption in the USA, drug policy reform and also the regional prevalence estimates for ASC in England and its links to systemising and STEM; a project focused on the early detection of ASC in a LMIC setting such as Chile; a household expenditure survey for people with ASC based in China and a large scale project that is mapping autism policy in all 28 Member States of the EU.

Publications from Elements

Journal articles

2023

  • Catalani, V., Townshend, HD., Prilutskaya, M., Roman-Urrestarazu, A., van Kessel, R., Chilcott, RP., Banayoti, H., McSweeney, T. and Corazza, O., 2023. Profiling the vendors of COVID-19 related product on the Darknet: An observational study. Emerg Trends Drugs Addict Health, v. 3
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.etdah.2023.100051
  • van Kessel, R., Roman-Urrestarazu, A., Anderson, M., Kyriopoulos, I., Field, S., Monti, G., Reed, SD., Pavlova, M., Wharton, G. and Mossialos, E., 2023. Mapping Factors That Affect the Uptake of Digital Therapeutics Within Health Systems: Scoping Review. J Med Internet Res, v. 25
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.2196/48000
  • 2022

  • Tangerli, MM., Godynyuk, EA., Gatica-Bahamonde, G., Neicun, J., Van Kessel, R. and Roman-Urrestarazu, A., 2022. Healthcare experiences and barriers for Men Who Have Sex with Men - MSM - who engage in chemsex Emerging Trends in Drugs, Addictions, and Health, v. 2
    Doi: 10.1016/j.etdah.2022.100043
  • 2021

  • van Kessel, R., Hrzic, R., Cassidy, S., Brayne, C., Baron-Cohen, S., Czabanowska, K. and Roman-Urrestarazu, A., 2021. Inclusive education in the European Union: A fuzzy-set qualitative comparative analysis of education policy for autism. Soc Work Public Health, v. 36
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1080/19371918.2021.1877590
  • Ioannidis, K., Hook, RW., Grant, JE., Czabanowska, K., Roman-Urrestarazu, A. and Chamberlain, SR., 2021. Eating disorders with over-exercise: A cross-sectional analysis of the mediational role of problematic usage of the internet in young people. J Psychiatr Res, v. 132
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpsychires.2020.11.004
  • Savić-Kallesøe, S., Palma Díaz, D. and Roman-Urrestarazu, A., 2021. Systematic review of hepatitis C virus prevalence and incidence among HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM) in England Emerging Trends in Drugs, Addictions, and Health, v. 1
    Doi: 10.1016/j.etdah.2021.100003
  • Rosner, B., Neicun, J., Yang, JC. and Roman-Urrestarazu, A., 2021. Substance use among sexual minorities in the US - Linked to inequalities and unmet need for mental health treatment? Results from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH). J Psychiatr Res, v. 135
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpsychires.2020.12.023
  • Nadella, P., Subramanian, SV. and Roman-Urrestarazu, A., 2021. The impact of community health workers on antenatal and infant health in India: A cross-sectional study. SSM Popul Health, v. 15
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssmph.2021.100872
  • 2020

  • Wachs, D., Roman-Urrestarazu, A., Brayne, C. and Onrubia-Fernández, J., 2020. Dependency ratios in healthy ageing. BMJ Glob Health, v. 5
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1136/bmjgh-2019-002117
  • Roman-Urrestarazu, A., Yáñez, C., López-Garí, C., Elgueta, C., Allison, C., Brayne, C., Troncoso, M. and Baron-Cohen, S., 2020. Autism screening and conditional cash transfers in Chile: Using the Quantitative Checklist (Q-CHAT) for early autism detection in a low resource setting. Autism,
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1177/1362361320972277
  • 2019 (Accepted for publication)

  • Van Kessel, R., Roman Urrestarazu, A., Ruigrok, A., Holt, R., Commers, M., Hoekstra, R., Czabanowska, K., Brayne, C. and Baron-Cohen, S., 2019 (Accepted for publication). Autism and Family Involvement in the Right to Education in the EU: Policy Mapping in the Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany Molecular Autism,
  • Neicun, J., Steenhuizen, M., van Kessel, R., Yang, JC., Negri, A., Czabanowska, K., Corazza, O. and Roman Urrestarazu, A., 2019 (Accepted for publication). Mapping Novel Psychoactive Substances Policy in the EU: the case of Portugal, the Netherlands, Czech Republic, Poland, the United Kingdom and Sweden PLoS ONE,
  • Rosner, B. and Roman Urrestarazu, A., 2019 (Accepted for publication). Health-related quality of life in paediatric patients with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus using insulin infusion systems. A systematic review and meta-analysis. PLoS ONE,
  • Van Kessel, R., Walsh, S., Ruigrok, A., Holt, R., Yliherva, A., Kärnä, E., Moilanen, I., Hjorne, E., Taneja Johansson, S., Schendel, D., Pedersen, L., Brayne, C., Baron-Cohen, S. and Roman Urrestarazu, A., 2019 (Accepted for publication). Autism and the Right to Education in the EU: Policy Mapping and Scoping Review of Nordic Countries Denmark, Finland, and Sweden Molecular Autism,
    Doi: 10.1186/s13229-019-0290-4
  • 2019

  • Yang, JC., Roman-Urrestarazu, A. and Brayne, C., 2019. Differences in receipt of opioid agonist treatment and time to enter treatment for opioid use disorder among specialty addiction programs in the United States, 2014-17. PLoS One, v. 14
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0226349
  • Corazza, O., Simonato, P., Demetrovics, Z., Mooney, R., van de Ven, K., Roman-Urrestarazu, A., Rácmolnár, L., De Luca, I., Cinosi, E., Santacroce, R., Marini, M., Wellsted, D., Sullivan, K., Bersani, G. and Martinotti, G., 2019. The emergence of Exercise Addiction, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, and other image-related psychopathological correlates in fitness settings: A cross sectional study. PLoS One, v. 14
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0213060
  • Roman-Urrestarazu, A., Yang, J., Robertson, R., McCallum, A., Gray, C., McKee, M. and Middleton, J., 2019. Brexit threatens the UK's ability to tackle illicit drugs and organised crime: What needs to happen now? Health Policy, v. 123
    Doi: 10.1016/j.healthpol.2019.04.005
  • Yang, JC., Roman-Urrestarazu, A., McKee, M. and Brayne, C., 2019. Demographic, socioeconomic, and health correlates of unmet need for mental health treatment in the United States, 2002-16: evidence from the national surveys on drug use and health. Int J Equity Health, v. 18
    Doi: 10.1186/s12939-019-1026-y
  • Rosner, B., Neicun, J., Yang, JC. and Roman-Urrestarazu, A., 2019. Opioid prescription patterns in Germany and the global opioid epidemic: Systematic review of available evidence. PLoS One, v. 14
    Doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0221153
  • 2018 (No publication date)

  • Corazza, O. and Roman-Urrestarazu, A., 2018 (No publication date). Novel Psychoactive Substances
  • Cinosi, E., Martinotti, G., Simonato, P., Singh, D., Demetrovics, Z., Roman-Urrestarazu, A., Bersani, FS., Vicknasingam, B., Piazzon, G. and Li, J-H., 2018 (No publication date). Research Article Following (the Roots) of Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa): The Evolution of an Enhancer from a Traditional Use to Increase Work and Productivity in Southeast Asia to a Recreational Psychoactive Drug in Western Countries
  • 2018 (Accepted for publication)

  • Yang, JC., Roman-Urrestarazu, A. and Brayne, C., 2018 (Accepted for publication). Binge alcohol and substance use across birth cohorts and the global financial crisis in the United States PloS one, v. 13
    Doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0199741
  • Roman Urrestarazu, AE., Yang, J., Ettelt, S., Thalmann, I., Seguel-Ravest, V. and Brayne, C., 2018 (Accepted for publication). Private Health Insurance in Germany and Chile: Two Stories of Co-Existence, Segmentation and Conflict International Journal of Equity in Health,
  • 2018

  • Roleska, M., Roman-Urrestarazu, A., Griffiths, S., Ruigrok, ANV., Holt, R., van Kessel, R., McColl, K., Sherlaw, W., Brayne, C. and Czabanowska, K., 2018. Autism and the right to education in the EU: Policy mapping and scoping review of the United Kingdom, France, Poland and Spain. PLoS One, v. 13
    Doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0202336
  • Roman-Urrestarazu, A., Robertson, R., Yang, J., McCallum, A., Gray, C., McKee, M. and Middleton, J., 2018. European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction has a vital role in the UK's ability to respond to illicit drugs and organised crime. BMJ, v. 362
    Doi: 10.1136/bmj.k4003
  • 2017

  • Singh, D., Narayanan, S., Vicknasingam, B., Corazza, O., Santacroce, R. and Roman Urrestarazu, A., 2017. Changing trends in the use of kratom (Mitragyna speciosa) in Southeast Asia Human Psychopharmacology: Clinical and Experimental, v. 32
  • Marrinan, S., Roman Urrestarazu, A., Naughton, D., Levari, E., Collins, J., Chilcott, R., Bersani, G. and Corazza, O., 2017. Hair analysis for the detection of drug use—is there potential for evasion? Human Psychopharmacology: Clinical and Experimental, v. 32
  • Al imam, A., Santacroce, R., Roman Urrestarazu, A., Chilcott, R., Bersani, G., Martinotti, G. and Corazza, O., 2017. Captagon: use and trade in the Middle East Human Psychopharmacology: Clinical and Experimental, v. 32
  • Mooney, R., Simonato, P., Ruparelia, R., Roman-Urrestarazu, A., Martinotti, G. and Corazza, O., 2017. The use of supplements and performance and image enhancing drugs in fitness settings: a cross‐sectional investigation in the United Kingdom Human Psychopharmacology: Clinical and Experimental,
  • Mooney, R., Simonato, P., Ruparelia, R., Roman Urrestarazu, A., Martinotti, G. and Corazza, O., 2017. The use of supplements and performance and image enhancing drugs in fitness settings: A exploratory cross‐sectional investigation in the United Kingdom Human Psychopharmacology: Clinical and Experimental, v. 32
  • 2016

  • Roman-Urrestarazu, A., Ali, FMH., Reka, H., Renwick, MJ., Roman, GD. and Mossialos, E., 2016. Structural equation model for estimating risk factors in type 2 diabetes mellitus in a Middle Eastern setting: evidence from the STEPS Qatar BMJ Open Diabetes Research and Care, v. 4
  • Cinosi, E., Simonato, P., Singh, D., Bersani, FS., Piazzon, G., Lupi, M., Marini, S., Kapitány-Fövény, M., Farkas, J. and Demetrovics, Z., 2016. A comprehensive overview on Kratom European Psychiatry, v. 33
  • Roman-Urrestarazu, A. and Morters, M., 2016. Comparative analysis of the Health Insurance Market in Germany and Chile: Andres Roman-Urrestarazu The European Journal of Public Health, v. 26
  • Roman-Urrestarazu, A., Lindholm, P., Moilanen, I., Kiviniemi, V., Miettunen, J., Jääskeläinen, E., Mäki, P., Hurtig, T., Ebeling, H. and Barnett, JH., 2016. Brain structural deficits and working memory fMRI dysfunction in young adults who were diagnosed with ADHD in adolescence European child & adolescent psychiatry, v. 25
  • 2015

  • Cinosi, E., Martinotti, G., Simonato, P., Singh, D., Demetrovics, Z., Roman-Urrestarazu, A., Bersani, FS., Vicknasingam, B., Piazzon, G. and Li, J-H., 2015. Following “the roots” of Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa): the evolution of an enhancer from a traditional use to increase work and productivity in Southeast Asia to a recreational psychoactive drug in western countries BioMed research international, v. 2015
  • Corazza, O. and Roman-Urrestarazu, A., 2015. Psychoactive substances bill: written evidence submitted by Dr Ornella Corazza and Dr Andres Roman Urrestarazu
  • Roman-Urrestarazu, A., 2015. Afternoon chair’s remarks
  • Cinosi, E., Martinotti, G., Simonato, P., Singh, D., Demtrovics, Z., Roman-Urrestarazu, A., Bersani, FS., Vicknasingam, B., Piazzon, G. and Jih-Heng, L., 2015. Following “the roots” of kratom (mitragyna speciosa): theevolutionofanenhancerfromatraditionalusetoincreaseworkandproductivityinsouth-eastAsiatoarecreationalpsychoactivedruginwesterncountries BioMed Research International, v. 2015
  • 2014

  • Roman-Urrestarazu, A., Murray, GK., Barnes, A., Miettunen, J., Jääskeläinen, E., Mäki, P., Nikkinen, J., Remes, J., Mukkala, S. and Koivukangas, J., 2014. Brain structure in different psychosis risk groups in the Northern Finland 1986 birth cohort Schizophrenia research, v. 153
  • 2011

  • Roman-Urrestarazu, A., Murray, GK., Barnes, A., Miettunen, J., Jääskeläinen, E., Remes, J., Starck, T., Moilanen, I., Mäki, P. and Suckling, J., 2011. Structural MRI in the 1986 Northern Finland Birth Cohort: findings among different psychosis risk profiles in a cross sectional study International Clinical Psychopharmacology, v. 26
  • 2009

  • Roman-Urrestarazu, A., 2009. Topotecan for the treatment of recurrent and stage IVB cervical cancer
  • Roman-Urrestarazu, A., 2009. Pemetrexed for the first-line treatment of non-small-cell lung cancer
  • Other publications

    2022

  • Roman-Urrestarazu, A. and van Kessel, R., 2022. Inaccurate prevalence estimates impacts autism policy: A letter to the editor in relation to "Global prevalence of autism: A systematic review update" by Zeidan et al. (2022). Autism Res, v. 15
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1002/aur.2734
  • Books

    2018 (No publication date)

  • Roman-Urrestarazu, A., 2018 (No publication date). Novel Psychoactive Substances Policy, Economics and Drug Regulation
  • 2017

  • Corazza, O. and Roman-Urrestarazu, A., 2017. Novel Psychoactive Substances: Policy, Economics and Drug Regulation
  • Book chapters

    2017

  • Wilkins, C., Rychert, M., Byrska, BL., Van Hout, MC., Corazza, O. and Roman-Urrestarazu, A., 2017. Exploring Innovative Policy Responses to NPS and ‘Legal Highs’ in New Zealand, Poland, Republic of Ireland and the UK
  • Corazza, O., Chan, HY. and Roman-Urrestarazu, A., 2017. NPS: Moving from Blanket Prohibition to a Functionalist Approach
  • Conference proceedings

    2016

  • Roman-Urrestarazu, A. and Morters, M., 2016. Comparative analysis of the Health Insurance Market in Germany and Chile EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, v. 26
  • 2011

  • Roman-Urrestarazu, AE., Murray, GK., Barnes, A., Miettunen, J., Jaaskelainen, E., Nikkinen, J., Remes, J., Starck, T., Moilanen, I. and Maki, P., 2011. STRUCTURAL MRI IN THE 1986 NORTHERN FINLAND BIRTH COHORT (1986-NFBC): FINDINGS AMONG DIFFERENT PSYCHOSIS RISK PROFILES IN A CROSS SECTIONAL STUDY SCHIZOPHRENIA BULLETIN, v. 37