Researcher from ISPUP at Programme Sociedade Civil da RTP2

Susana Silva comments on the delayed pregnancy associated with the freezing of oocytes.


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Healthcare and aging: do European Union countries differ?
Int J Health Care Qual Assur
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Ana Rute Costa

Research - PhD Students

Ana Rute Costa graduated in Psychology (Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences of the University of Porto), and obtained a Master Degree in Epidemiology [University of Porto Medical School (FMUP)] with the thesis “Prevalence and main determinants of preschool sleep disorders in a Portuguese birth cohort”. She started her professional activity in 2006 as a research fellow, at the Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Predictive Medicine and Public Health – FMUP. Currently, she is a PhD Student in Public Health (FMUP) with the project entitled ““Health care seeking behaviors among cancer survivors and their families” (SFRH/BD/102181/2014). She also a member of the Non-Communicable Diseases Epidemiology research group, within the Epidemiology Research Unit of the Institute of Public Health - University of Porto (EPIUnit-ISPUP).

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Raquel Lucas

Research - Integrated Members (PhD)

Training: PharmD degree (2004), Master in Epidemiology (2006), PhD in Public Health (2012), at the University of Porto (


Current professional activity: Researcher at the Institute of Public Health, University of Porto (EPIUnit); Lecturer in epidemiology at the University of Porto Medical School.


Research interests: Epidemiology of musculoskeletal diseases throughout the life course; Epidemiology of osteoporosis (burden and etiology); Trends and predictors of HIV incidence in most-at-risk populations.

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Nuno Lunet

Research - Integrated Members (PhD)

Nuno Lunet was born in 1973, in Viseu. He graduated in Pharmaceutical Sciences in 1997, received his master’s degree in Public Health in 2000 and his PhD in Public Health in 2005. He is member of the Board of Directors of the Institute of Public Health, University of Porto (since 2007) and professor of Epidemiology in the Faculty of Medicine of Porto (invited assistant professor between 2006 and 2011 and assistant professor since 2011). He is member of the scientific committees of the PhD programs in Public Health (since 2007) and Biomedicine (since 2009), both from the University of Porto, belongs to the scientific committee of the Master in Public Health, University of Porto (since 2007) and is director of the Master in Health Education, University of Porto (since 2009). (Co)supervised four PhD theses and more than 30 master dissertations. His research activities, with special focus in cancer epidemiology and systematic review and meta-analysis techniques, resulted in more than 150 scientific publications in international journals. He is editorial board member of the journals Arquivos de Medicina (since 2013), Journal of Clinical Pharmacology & Pharmacoepidemiology (since 2009) and World Journal of Methodology (since 2013), belongs to the scientific committee of the African Journal of Cancer (since 2008) and is consultant editor of the journal Revista de Ciências de Saúde (desde 2013). He has been associate editor of the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health (2008-2011). He is member of the National Ethics Committee for Clinical Investigation (since 2007) and the National Council for Oncology (since 2013).

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Vitor Tedim Cruz

Research - Integrated Members (PhD)

Vítor Tedim Cruz was born in Porto, Portugal in 1974. He received his M.D. degree at ICBAS-HGSA, University of Oporto (1992-1998), was graduated in Neurology (2001-2005), proceeded with a post-graduation in Health Systems Management at University of Oporto Business School (2009-2010) and concluded his PhD in Health Sciences & Technology at the University of Aveiro in 2014. In 2015 integrated the Epidemiological Research Unit at the Public Health Institute of the University of Oporto. His major research interests are in neurorehabilitation, cognitive and behavioural neurology and cerebrovascular diseases. He is the principle investigator and co-investigator of public funded scientific projects and co-author of 36 international peer-reviewed articles indexed in Pubmed, 15 books and book chapters. He lectured in Neurosciences as an Invited Assistant at the Health Sciences Department, University of Aveiro (2006-2014). As a Senior Neurologist (since 2006) he runs a memory clinic at the Neurology Department, Centro Hospitalar Entre Douro e Vouga, Santa Maria da Feira, Portugal. In 2011 co-founded Neuroinova, a company dedicated to research and development of technologies in the field of cognitive rehabilitation and commercialization of COGWEB®, Brain on Track® and CACAO® systems. In 2013 co-founded Stroke of Genius, a start-up company dedicated to research and development of a system (SWORD®) to improve motor rehabilitation of stroke and other neurologic patients. He is member of the board of the Portuguese Stroke Organization (since 2011) and of the board of Neurologists of the Portuguese Medical Council (since 2012).

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Sandra Silva

Research - Other Researchers

Sandra Pinto da Silva received a Masters’ degree in Clinical and Health Psychology (in the subspecialty of Clinical Geropsychology) from the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences (2009) and completed a postgraduate course on Social Economy at the Faculty of Economy (2011), both from the University of Coimbra. Currently, is a Master and PhD student in Public Health and integrates the Department of Health and Society and the research group on Social Epidemiology (EPIUnit) of the Institute of Public Health of the University of Porto (ISPUP) as a research fellow in the research project “ENGAgED - Bionetworking and citizENship on GAmetE Donation”, founded by FCT (PTDC/IVC-ESCT/6294/2014).

Her main research interests are grounded on the promotion of responsible research and innovation in public health, addressing: i) the ethical, legal and (psycho)social aspects of health technologies and health technologies assessment; ii) public and patient engagement on research and the definition and implementation of health policies and health promotion strategies, contributing to the promotion of people-centred health care and research; and iii) the design, implementation and evaluation of health promotion strategies.

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