Sol Pía Juárez is a sociologist working in the fields of perinatal health and social epidemiology. Her main research interests revolve around the  “healthy migrant paradox” in European contexts with a particular emphasis on perinatal outcomes. Sol is also interested in the determinants and long-term consequences of outcomes derived from birthweight and gestational age. Sol joined CHESS in 2014 and since then has been working with Prof. Ilona Koupil, and more recently, with the Profs. Anders Hjern and Mikael Rostila in the area of migration and health.


  • PhD, (Summa Cum laude and Doctor Europeus) Sociology, 2011, Complutense University (Madrid) and Spanish National Research Council.
  • MSc, 2007, Complutense University (Spain)
  • BA, (honors), 2005, Sociology, Complutense University (Spain)

Previous appointments

  • Researcher, Stockholm University Demography Unit (SUDA). Department of Sociology, Stockholm University, Sweden (February-December, 2016)
  • Researcher (non-tenured), Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Lund University, Sweden. (October-February, 2015)
  • Postdoctoral researcher, Center for Economic Demography, Lund University, Sweden.  (January-September, 2014)
  • MSc and PhD candidate, Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Spain (January 2006-December 2011)

Visiting research positions

  • Guest researcher, Institute for Futures Studies (IFFS), Sweden. (March-August, 2014)
  • Guest researcher, Centre for Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), UK. (June-August, 2009).
  • Guest researcher, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPI), Germany (June-August, 2008)
  • Guest researcher, Madrid Region Institute of Statistics (IEM), Spain (January-June, 2008)
  • ​Guest researcher, Population Studies Center, Michigan University, US (June-August, 2007)

Peer-reviewed publications

Juárez, S; Small, R; Hjern, A and Schytt, E (2017). Caesarean birth is associated with both maternal and paternal origin in immigrants in Sweden: a population-based study. Paediatric and perinatal Epidemiology doi:10.1111/ppe.12399

Juárez, S and Hjern, A (2017). The weight of inequalities: duration of residence and offspring’s birthweight among migrants in Sweden. Social Science and Medicine. 175:81-90. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2016.12.045

Juárez, S; Goodman, A and Koupil, I (2016) From cradle to grave: tracking socioeconomic inequalities in mortality in a cohort of 11 868 men and women born in Uppsala, Sweden, 1915-1929. J Epidemiol Community Health Jun;70(6):569-75. doi: 10.1136/jech-2015-206547

Juárez, S; Goodman, A, DeStavola, B  and Koupil, I (2016) Birth characteristics and all-cause mortality: A sibling analysis using the Uppsala Birth Cohort Multigenerational Study. Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease 7(4):374-83 doi: 10.1017/S2040174416000179

Juárez, S; Ortíz Barreda, G; Agudelo-Suárez, A and Ronda Pérez, E (2016) Revisiting the healthy migrant paradox in perinatal health outcomes through a scoping review in a recent host country. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. 19(1):205-214. doi:10.1007/s10903-015-0317-7

Juárez, S and Revuelta-Eugercios (2016) Exploring the 'healthy migrant paradox' in Sweden. A cross sectional study focused on perinatal outcomes. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health doi: 10.1007/s10903-015-0157-5

Cantarero-Arévalo, L; Pérez-Vicente, R, Juárez S and Merlo, J (2016) Ethnic differences in asthma treatment among Swedish adolescents: A multilevel analysis of individual heterogeneity. Scand J Public Health. 44(2):184-94.  doi: 10.1093/eurpub/ckt048

Dribe, M; Juárez, S; and Scalone, F (2015) Is it who you are or where you live? Community effects on net fertility during the demographic transition in Sweden: a multilevel analysis using micro-census data. Population, Space and Place. 23(2): e1987 doi: 10.1002/psp.1987

Mulinari, S; Juárez, S; Wagner, P and Merlo, J (2015) Does maternal country of birth matter for understanding offspring's birthweight? A multilevel analysis of individual heterogeneity in Sweden. PLoS ONE, 10(5): e0129362 doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0129362

Juárez, S (2015) [The quality of the Spanish vital statistics to estimate perinatal health outcomes: small and large-for gestational age]. Revista Española de Salud Pública 89(1):85-91 doi: 10.4321/S1135-57272015000100009

Juárez, S; Wagner, P and Merlo, J (2014) Applying measures of discriminatory accuracy to revisit traditional risk factors for being small for gestational age in Sweden: a national cross-sectional study. BMJ open 30;4(7):e005388 doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2014-005388

Juárez, S (2014)[Notes on “Movimiento Natural de la Población” for the study of perinatal health] Gaceta Sanitaria 27 28(6):505-7 doi: 10.1016/j.gaceta.2014.04.007

Juárez, S and Revuelta-Eugercios (2014) Too heavy, too late: investigating perinatal health outcomes in immigrants residing in Spain. A cross-sectional study (2009-2011) Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health 28 68(9):863-8 doi: 10.1136/jech-2013-202917

Juárez, S; Ploubidis, B.G and Clarke, L (2014) Revisiting the 'low birthweight paradox' using a model-based definition. Gaceta Sanitaria 28(2):160-2 doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0065611

Ruiz-Ramos, M; Córdoba-Doña, J; Bacigalupe, A; Juárez, S and Escolar-Pujolar, A. (2014) [The economic crisis at the beginning of the XXI century and mortality in Spain. Trend and impact on social inequalities. SESPAS Report 2014]. Gaceta Sanitaria. 28 Suppl 1:89-96. doi: 10.1016/j.gaceta.2012.04.003

Juárez, S; Revuelta-Eugercios, B; Ramiro-Farinas, D and Viciana, F (2013) Maternal education and perinatal outcomes among Spanish women (2001-2011) Maternal and Child Health Journal 29. doi: 10.1007/s10995-013-1425-4

Juárez, S and Revuelta-Eugercios, B (2013) Socio-economic differences in low birth weight: revisiting epidemiological approaches. Revista Española Investigaciones Sociológicas 144:73-96 doi:10.5477/cis/reis.144.73

Juárez, S and Merlo, J (2013) The effect of Swedish snuff (snus) on offspring birthweight: a sibling analysis. PLoS ONE  8(6): e65611. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0065611

Söderström, L; Pérez-Vicente, R; Juárez, S and Merlo, Juan (2013) Questioning the causal link between maternal smoking during pregnancy and offspring use of psychotropic medication: a sibling analysis. PLoS ONE 8(5): e63420. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0063420

Juárez, S and Merlo, J (2013) Revisiting the effect of maternal smoking during pregnancy on offspring birthweight: a quasi-experimental sibling analysis in Sweden. PLoS ONE, 8(4): e61734. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0061734

Ruíz-Ramos, M and Juárez, S (2013) Mortalidad general y por causas entre la población autóctona e inmigrante en Andalucía [All-cause and cause-specific mortality in the immigrant and native-born populations in Andalusia (Spain)]. Gaceta Sanitaria. 27(2):116-122. doi: 10.1016/j.gaceta.2012.04.003

Juárez, S; Alonso-Ortíz, T; Ramiro, D; Bolúmar, F (2012) The quality of Vital Statistics for studying perinatal health. The Spanish case. Paediatric and perinatal Epidemiology 26(4): 310-315. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-3016.2012.01287

Juárez, S (2012) Migration and health. The relationship between self-assessment of health and diagnosed morbidity in young adults. Annals of Psychology 28 (2): 350-357.

Márquez-Calderón, S; Ruiz-Ramos, M; Juárez, S; Librero López, J (2011). [Caesarean Delivery in Andalusia, Spain. Relationship with Social, Clinical and Health Services Factors (2007-2009)]. Revista Española de Salud Pública 85(2): 217-227. doi: 10.1590/S1135-57272011000200008

Río Sánchez, I; Bosch Sánchez, S; Castelló Pastor, A; López-Maside, A; García Senchermes, C; Zurriaga Llorens, O; Juárez, S; Rebagliato Ruso, M y Bolúmar Montrull, F (2009). [Perinatal mortality assessment in native and immigrant women: influence of exhaustiveness and quality of the registers]. Gaceta Sanitaria 23(5): 403-409. doi: 10.1016/j.gaceta.2009.01.007

Marcu, S; Méndez, Rodríguez, V; Calatrava, A; Melero, A; Castro, T R and Juárez, S (2008). Imigratia Românilor în Comunitatea Madridului. O Odisee de Lumini si Umbre Revista de Sociologie Româneasca (4): 26-39.


I have participated in more than 15 national and international research projects since 2005. Currently, I am manager of the sub-project on Social policies: “Immigration policies, economic recession and health selection” within the FORTE programme: Social determinants of health among individuals with foreign background: Societal and individual perspectives. (FORTE # 2016-07128) PI: Mikael Rostila.

Teaching (at advanced level)

  • [2016] Co-manager, “Population health and health equity” level. Centre for Health Equity Studies.
  • [2016, 2017] Migration and perinatal health. Autonoma University of Madrid.
  • [2015, 2016] Lecturer, “Social Stratification” Centre for Health Equity Studies.
  • [2015, 2017] Lecturer, “Life course approach to health equity studies” Centre for Health Equity Studies.
  • [2005-2011] Course assistant, “Population Health”, Spanish National Research Council.
  • [2013] Lecturer, “Controversies in Social Integration”, Lund University.
  • [2011-2013] Manager and lecturer, “Sociology of Health”. Spanish National School of Public Health.


  • [2013-2016] Co-supervisor to one doctoral student (Jeff Neilson).
  • [2016] Supervisor to one master’s student (Josefin Klöfvermark). 


  • SIMSAM early life.
  • Spanish Society of Epidemiology (SEE)
  • European Association for Population Studies.
  • Research Group on Demographic Dynamics. 
  • Association of Historical Demography (ADEH).
  • International Network for Research on Inequalities in Child Health (INRICH). 


  • [2017] Member of the scientific advisory board of the Centre on Global Migration at the University of Gothenburg.
  • [2017] External reviewer, “XXV Conference of the Spanish Society of Epidemiology”.
  • [2016] External reviewer, “XXIV conference of the Spanish Society of Epidemiology”.
  • [2015] External reviewer, “Ibero-american conference of Epidemiology and Public Health”.
  • [2011] Member of the organizing committee, “Workshop on New approaches to death in cities during the health transition”. Andalusia, Spain.
  • [2008] Member of the organizing committee, “International Workshop on Foetal and Neonatal Mortality. Historical.
  • Occasional peer reviews for: PLOS ONE; Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health; European Journal of Public Health; International Journal for Equity in Health; The Professional Geographer,; International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health; BMC Public Health; Journal of Public Health Research; Public Health Report; MÉDICAS UIS; Journal of International Medical Research; Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology; Journal of Women’s health; European Journal of Population; American Journal of Epidemiology; GENUS; Public Health Nutrition, BMJ-Open.  See: