Irene Esteban-Cornejo

Irene Esteban1Irene Esteban-Cornejo
Date of birth: 26-02-1988
Juan de la Cierva Research Fellow
E-mail: --LOGIN--9a7fa57fb60f782a4fc622c98c153b42ugr[dot]es
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Irene Esteban-Cornejo earned her Bachelor in Physical Activity and Sport Sciences in 2010 and her Master in Physical Education Teacher Training in 2011 from Autonomous University of Madrid. After that, she did her PhD in Physical Activity and Sport Sciences (2014) at Autonomous University of Madrid. She continued as a posdoctoral researcher at Autonomous University of Madrid during 2015. She did several research stays in USA, Brasil and Portugal. At the moment, she is a Juan de la Cierva research Fellow at the Faculty of Sport Sciences at the University of Granada.

  • Her main research interests are:
    • Assessment of physical fitness in young people.
    • Objective assessment of physical activity and sedentariness using accelerometry.
    • Lifestyle behaviors, health-related markers and its influence on academic performance in young people.
    • Effects of exercise on physical and mental health outcomes, as well as on cognition and brain in young people.
    • Physical activity and its impact on frailty syndrome and cognitive impairment in older adults.

Key publications

  • 1. Esteban-Cornejo I, Martinez-Gomez D, Gómez-Martínez S, del Campo-Vecino J, Fernández-Santos J, Castro-Piñero J, Marcos A, Veiga OL. Inflammatory biomarkers and academic performance in youth. The UP&DOWN Study. Brain Behav Immun. 2016 Jan 14.doi:10.1016/j.bbi.2016.01.010. Factor de impacto: 5,889 en el área de neurosciences.
  • 2. Esteban-Cornejo I, Tejero-González C , Castro-Piñero J, Conde-Caveda J, Cabánas-Sanchez V, Sallis JF, Veiga OL. Independent and combined influence of neonatal and current body composition on academic performance in youth. The UP & DOWN Study. Pediatr Obes. 2014; 10 (3):157-164. Factor de impacto: 4,573. Una de las mejores revistas en el área de Pediatrics.
  • 3. Esteban-Cornejo I, Hallal PC, Mielke GI, Menezes AM, Gonçalves H, Wehrmeister F, Ekelund U, Rombaldi AJ. Physical Activity throughout Adolescence and Cognitive Performance at 18 Years of Age. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2015; 47(12):2552-7.Factor de impacto: 3,983. Una de las mejores revistas en el área de Sport Sciences.
  • 4. Esteban-Cornejo I, Tejero-González C, Martínez-Gómez D, Del-Campo J, González-Galo A, Padilla-Moledo C, Sallis JF, Veiga OL. Independent and combined influence of the components of physical fitness on academic performance in youth. J Pediatr. 2014; 165(2):306-312.e2. Factor de impacto: 3,790. Una de las mejores revistas en el área de Pediatrics.
  • 5. Esteban-Cornejo I, Izquierdo-Gomez R, Gómez-Martínez S, Padilla-Moledo C, Castro-Piñero J, Marcos A, Veiga OL. Adherence to the Mediterranean diet and academic performance in youth: the UP&DOWN study. Eur J Nutr. 2015 May 15. [Epub ahead of print]. Factor de impacto: 3,467 en el área de Nutrition & Dietetics.