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Raquel Cecilia Costa

Raquel Cecilia Costa, psychiatrist

Raquel Cecilia Costa

Spanish, Catalan, English
Child and adolescent psychiatrist
Expert in:
Diabetes mellitus type 1

Spanish, Catalan, English


  • Grant from the Alicia Koplowitz Foundation, 2016-2017.
  • Introductory course on SPSS Statistical Analysis in Health Sciences. Official College of Physicians of Barcelona, 2016.
  • Course on caring for children at risk. SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital, 2015.
  • Training course for Managing Groups of Children and Adolescents. SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital, 2014-2015.
  • Pharmacology in Childhood and Adolescence. SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital, 2014.
  • Theoretical-practical refresher course on the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of children and adolescents with ADHD and its comorbidities. SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital, 2014.

International experience

  • Joslin Diabetes Center (Boston). Harvard Medical School, 2016-2017.
  • Collaboration with the NGO Kaliu Nepal. Prisoners' Assistance Nepal, 2015.
  • Rotation in Transcultural Psychiatry at San Juan de Dios de Piura Hospital, Peru, 2012.
  •  Collaboration with the NGO Idukay, Peru, 2008.
  • Collaboration with the NGO Salud en El Salvador, 2006.

Scientific activity

  • Research project on Risk of Eating Disorders in Adolescents with Type-1 Diabetes. Joslin Diabetes Center, Harvard Medical School, 2016-2017.
  • Collaboration on the project "Evaluación y tratamiento psicopatológico en el Fracaso Escolar y Académico" (Psychopathological evaluation and treatment for school and academic failure). Vall d'Hebron University Hospital, March 2013.
  • Principal Investigator on the final residency project: "El insight en la Esquizofrenia y el Riesgo de Suicidio" (Insight into Schizophrenia and the Risk of Suicide). Vic Hospital, May 2012.
  • Investigator in a phase 3, multicentre, double-blind comparative study of LY2140023 and Aripiprazole in patients diagnosed with schizophrenia. Vic Hospital, 2011-2012.
  • Collaboration on the RERISC-TMS Study. Cardiovascular risk assessment in patients with severe mental illness. Vic Hospital, 2010.
  • Foguet Q, Roura P, Bullón A, Mauri C, Gordo N, Cecília R. Cardiovascular risk factors, cardiovascular risk and quality of life in patients with a severe mental disorder. Atención primaria. 2012 (IF 0.957).