Special Issues

Disentangling the Pathway to the Health of Adults’ Populations: Emotional and Physical Wellbeing

Submission Deadline: 31 March 2023 (closed) View: 45

Guest Editors

Dr. Carmen María Galvez Sánchez
PhD. Carmen María Galvez Sánchez. Psychologist, University of Havana (Cuba, 2011) and University of Jaén (Spain, 2020). University Master's Degree in Innovation and Research in Health, Care and Quality of Life, University of Jaén (2015). Master with a scholarship granted by the AUIP (Ibero-American Postgraduate University Association). Doctor in Psychology from the University of Jaén. Outstanding Cum Laude Evaluation and International Mention (2019). Doctorate developed with an Aid for the Training of University Teachers (FPU) granted by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports (MECD) of Spain. Predoctoral stay at the UMIT-University for Health Sciences Medical Informatics and Technology, in Hall in Tirol (Austria). Experience in university teaching, research and scientific spreading. Various published scientific articles and book chapters. Member of the PAIDI research group "Clinical Psychophysiology" (HUM-338) of University of Jaén. Member of the Interdisciplinar Seminar on Women, Science and Society, Spain. Lines of research: Chronic Pain, Health-related Quality of Life, Fibromyalgia Syndrome, Syndromes of Central Sensitization to Pain, and the Gender Perspective.

Dr. Casandra I. Montoro
Dr. Montoro has a degree (2010) and PhD in Psychology (mentions: Cum Laude, International and Extraordinary Doctorate Award) from the University of Jaén (UJA, 2016). In addition, she has a postgraduate degree in "Psychological Intervention in Clinical and Health Areas" with the consequent award for one of the best "Master's Final Projects" (UJA, 2011). Throughout her professional career, Dr. Montoro has focused especially on the study of alterations in the Central Nervous System and cognitive deficits in Fibromyalgia Syndrome (SFM), being part of the work team of several research projects funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation and co-financed by FEDER funds. To date, she has published 37 articles in journals of international impact, as well as has received several awards for her scientific communications, and the "Seal of Excellence" by the European Commission for the project "Mechanisms of the CentrAlized Pain Phenotype Study (MiCAPP). Finally, Dr. Montoro hold a position as Associate Professor at the University of Jaén, where she currently works and takes part of the research group "Clinical Psychology HUM338".


Health has always been a recurring concern in the history of humanity and its study implies a comprehensive and biopsychosocial approach. As stated the American essayist, lecturer, philosopher, and poet Ralph Waldo Emerson: “The first wealth is health”. Nowadays, although much progress has been made in the health-related quality of life of different populations and in medical and psychological treatments, important challenges remain to be faced. One of them is related to the need to improve the diagnosis, treatment and quality of life of people with chronic diseases (i.e., chronic pain, cardiovascular diseases, cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cancer, diabetes, etc.). In addition, in a world where stress is considered a pandemic and an increase in emotional disorders is observed, it is crucial to analyze how to reduce them and improve the quality of life of the general population. There are also important health challenges at a social level, related to the high prevalence of phenomena such as gender violence, emotional dependency, bullying and cyberbullying, and the health problems of the most vulnerable groups or those at risk of social exclusion. The research about human health and implementation of more effective treatments is a continuous necessity to achieve a better society. Therefore, researchers in the field of Health and wellbeing are encouraged to submit an original research or review articles to this Special Issue.


Health, Emotional and Physical Wellbeing, Chronic diseases, Emotional disorders, Social-related health problems.

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