Ramon Mora-RipoliRamon Mora-Ripoll is a MD, PhD, trained on epidemiology, biostatistics, preventive medicine, public health, health economics and lifestyle medicine, including mind-body therapies like therapeutic humor and laughter, a field in which he is specialized. He has published a handbook on laughter medicine/therapy and many other journal articles on therapeutic laughter, including simulated laughter, my current area of interest and research.

He found himself stydying humor and laughter as a form of therapy at work. His colleagues used to tell him that his laughter was so contagious and that he was always positive and in a good mood, that it made them feel better, more motivated and in a happier enviromment. Therefore he decided to find out how humor and laughter were associated with health benefits, and he found a whole world of research to be widened and completed.

Published work includes:

  • Mora-Ripoll R, García-Rodera MC. El valor terapéutico de la risa en medicina. Med Clin (Barc) 2008; 131 (18): 694-698.
  • Mora-Ripoll R. Therapeutic value of laughter in medicine. Altern Ther Health Med 2010; 16(6): 56-64.
  • Mora-Ripoll R, Quintana-Casado I. Risa y terapias positivas: moderno enfoque y aplicaciones prácticas en medicina. Rev Psiquiatr Salud Mental 2010; 3(1): 27-34.4.
  • Mora-Ripoll R. La risa como tratamiento médico: una opción complementaria/alternativa en educación y atención sanitarias. Med Clin (Barc) 2011; 136(3): 111-115.
  • Mora-Ripoll R. Manual de Medicina y Terapia de la Risa. Bilbao: Desclée de Brouwer, 2010.
  • Mora-Ripoll R. Potential health benefits of simulated laughter: a narrative review of the literature and recommendations for future research. Complem Ther Med 2011; 19: 170-177.
  • Mora-Ripoll R, Ubal-López R. La risa: diferencias según género. Rev Clin Esp 2011; 211(7): 360-366.
  • Mora-Ripoll R. La medicina del estilo de vida: la importancia de considerar todas las causas de la enfermedad. Rev Psiquiatr Salud Mental 2012; 5(1): 48-52.