Sara Ulla Díez

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Sara Ulla Díez

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Institute for Older People and Social Services


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Doctor in Health Psychology and specialized in health and social research and evaluation. Coordinator of Studies and Technical Support at the Institute for Older People and Social Services (IMSERSO), entity responsible for the impulse of older people and ageing policies in Spain.
We are currently pushing for a change in the care model in Spain towards a person-center attention and community based approach. Working to promote an evidence-based decision making approach in LTC and particularly in all the centers depending of the Imserso.
I am participating in the In-Care project and BuiCaSus project, both financed by EaSI-EU.

Research interests

LTC research

Quality of life


Research projects on COVID and Long-Term Care

*Supporting INclusive development of community-based long-term CARE services through multi-stakeholder participatory approaches (InCARE)
*Competence Centres for social innovation – Building capacity for a sustainable society (BuiCaSus)

Key publications

TRANSLATING EVIDENCE INTO POLICY DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC: BRIDGING SCIENCE AND POLICY (AND POLITICS) GA Williams, SM Ulla Díez, J Figueras, S Lessof EuroHealth. Special Issue: Health system responses on COVID-19 26 (2), 29