Katia Iglesias Rutishauser, PhD

Parcours / Lebenslauf

Katia Iglesias completed a Ph.D in Psychology (Using mixed effect models with cross-random effect for survey data analyses applied to the field of job satisfaction) at the University of Geneva in 2011, and a MA in statistics (Composite Social Indicators: methodology and application to subjective well-being) at University of Neuchâtel in 2004.


After her Ph.D, she worked as a consultant in methodology and in statistics for the Clinical Trial Unit and for the Clinical Center of Epidemiology at University Hospital of Lausanne. Her main tasks were to review protocols, to assess the methodological feasibility of the studies, to define the appropriate design, to calculate sample size, to write statistical analysis plans, and to analyze data. She was involved in several projects funded by the Swiss National Fund for Science. She was also member of the data management and statistics Working Group of the Swiss Clinical Trial Organisation to define the Guidelines for Good Operational Practice.


Katia Iglesias’ research focused on bio-psycho-social well-being and quality of life and on methodological consideration and statistical modeling (social indicators construction, test diagnoses, psychometric validation, mixed effects models, structural equation modeling,).


Since 2017, Katia Iglesias is working as a senior lecturer in applied research and development at the School of Health Sciences Fribourg (University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland - HES-SO) and her research currently focuses on quality of life of vulnerable populations and in psychometric issue in the field of addictions. Her role has three remits: i) to have bachelor students develop their research culture and critical appraisal skills, ii) to give methodological and statistical support for bachelor and master dissertations in osteopathy, iii) to develop innovating projects in applied research in health and contribute to existing ones.



Champs de compétences / Forschungsschwerpunkte


Methodological and statistical support:
developing research questions, study designs, sample size calculation, statistical plan analysis, data analysis, feasibility, psychometric issues
Specific statistical knowledge:
Mixed effects models (linear and generalized linear models), structural equation modelling, longitudinal data analysis, simulation studies, psychometric validation for continuous and ordinal data


Autres thèmes / Weitere Themen



Publications actuelles / Aktuelle Publikationen


Arditi, C., Gijs, E., Iglesias, K., & Peytremann-Bridevaux, I. (2018). The use of the Patient Assessment of Chronic Illness Care (PACIC) instrument in diabetes care: a systematic review and meta-analysis. International Journal for Quality in Health Care, Accepted.


Iglesias, K., Baggio, S., Moschetti, K., Wasserfallen, J. B., Hugli, O., Daeppen, J. B., Burnand, B., & Bodenmann, P. (2018). Using case management in a universal health coverage system to improve quality of life of frequent Emergency Department users: a randomized controlled trial. Quality of Life Research, 27(2), 503-513. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11136-017-1739-6


Baggio, S., Iglesias, K. & Rousson, V. (2018). Modeling count data in addiction field: Some simple recommendations, International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research, 27(1), 1- 10. https://doi.org/10.1002/mpr.1585.


Iglesias, K., Suter, C., Beycan, T. & Vani, B. P. (2017). Exploring Multidimensional Well- being in Switzerland: Comparing Three Synthesizing Approaches. Social  Indicators Research, 134(3), 847-875. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11205-016-1452-9.


Baggio, S., Iglesias, K. & Fernex, A. (2017). Healthcare renunciation among young adults in French higher education: A population-based study. Preventive Medicine, 99, 37-42. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2017.02.002.


Gazareth, P., Iglesias, K. Crettaz. E. & Suter, C. (2018). Between social structure inertia and changing biographies: trajectories of material deprivation in Switzerland. Springer.


Iglesias, K, Gazareth, P. & Suter, C. (2017). Explaining the decline in subjective well-being over time in panel data. In G. Brulé & F. Maggino (Eds). Metrics of subjective well-being. Happiness Studies Books Series. (pp.), New York: Springer.


Gazareth, P. Iglesias, K., (2017). Material deprivation from 1999 to 2013 in Switzerland: How index construction impacts on measured patterns of evolution. Working paper FORS.


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Katia Iglesias Rutishauser

PhD, Professeure

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Hochschule für Gesundheit Freiburg

School of Health Sciences Fribourg

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