Josep Roca is Director of the Lung Function Unit at the Hospital Clinic (Barcelona), Professor of Medicine at the University of Barcelona, Coordinator of a Master in Respiratory Medicine, Coordinator of BioHealth Computing Erasmus Mundus in Barcelona, and ex-president of the European Respiratory Society. He is leading the deployment of the ICT program on chronic patient management at the Hospital Clínic.
Author of more than 200 original articles in peer-reviewed journals and several book chapters and revisions, editor of three books, Prof. Roca has broad interests in respiratory medicine, from gas exchange and development of predicted values, to muscle function and pulmonary rehabilitation in COPD.
He is currently leading a multidisciplinary team working on research and development projects addressing different aspects of chronic diseases. He was the coordinator of the NEXES project (CIP-ICT-PSP-2007-225025), aiming to validate and promote adoption of innovative services for chronic patients supported by information and communication technologies (ICT). Currently Dr Roca is the scientific coordinator of SYNERGY (VPH, FP7-ICT-2009-270086), and partner in the ACT project.