Yolanda Benavente received her Bachelor of Statistics in 2000 from the University of Seville, Spain (she had previously had her degree in statistics in 1998 from the Technical University of Catalonia, Spain).
Since 2002, she has worked as a statistician conducting research focused on the role of environmental and genetic factors related to the risk of developing lymphoma disease in the frame of the EPILYMPH study and from 2010 in the MCC-Spain Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia study. She is actively participating in the INTERLYMPH Consortium (an open scientific forum for epidemiologic research on non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma) that recently undertook the NHL Subtypes Project that has been published as a monograph in the Journal National Cancer Institute Monographs (2014) where she is co-author.
She is also an instructor for the online course Estadística básica aplicada a la epidemiología which is included as a part of the course Fundamentos Metodológicos de la Investigación en Oncología: Herramientas Epidemiológicas y Bioestadísticas that is also part of the e-oncología programme. Currently, she is enrolled in a master of analyses of –omic data.