Researcher from ISPUP at Programme Sociedade Civil da RTP2
Álvaro Azevedo was born in March 1964 in the municipality of Porto. He obtained in 1989 a degree in dentistry at the School of Dental Medicine now called The College of Dental Medicine, University of Porto, where he has taught since 2005. He obtained a Master Degree in Methodology and Research Techniques in Medicine in 1995 at college of Medicine and Stomatology of Oviedo. He served as a guest lecturer at the faculty of Health Sciences – University Fernando Pessoa. He obtained a PhD degree in Dental Medicine in 2011with an investigation about implementation of new diagnostic criteria for caries in epidemiologic practice. As an Assistant Professor he has teached and conducted the Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Research Methodology in pre-graduate and post-graduate courses. He was a member and a regular contributor on teams of Public Health – Children’s Oral Health in the municipality of Velas and Calheta – S. Jorge – Azores, between 1989 and 2007. He has worked in different areas of scientific research, especially in conservative dentistry and clinical epidemiology. He has a co-author of a dozen scientific publications in international journals. Currently, is a scientific reviewer of the Journal of the American Dental Association (port. ed.)
Paulo Melo was born in 1962 in Porto. He graduated in Dental Medicine in 1986 from the School of Dental Medicine of Porto, and in 2002 he completed the PhD in Conservative Dental Medicine from the Faculty of Dental Medicine of the University of Porto (FMDUP). He has been working as a dentist since 1986. He teaches at FMDUP since 1996/1997, and is an Associate Professor since 2010. Between 2007 and 2010, he was member of the Directive Council and director of the FMDUP’s dental clinic, and is currently member of the Scientific Council of FMDUP and of the Integrate Masters in Dental Medicine’s Scientific Committee. At the Faculty of Health Sciences of the Fernando Pessoa University (UFP), between 2002 and 2005 he was Scientific Coordinator of the Bachelor in Dental Medicine. Furthermore, he has been developing research in national and international projects, in areas such as Dentistry, Cariology, and Public Oral Health, which resulted in several scientific publications. He is director of the Portuguese edition of The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA), and member of the Editorial Committee and reviewer of several national and international journals. He has been involved in directive positions within the Portuguese Dental Association (OMD) since 2001, where he is currently president of the General Council. Since 2002, he has been collaborating in several projects with the Portuguese Directorate-General of Health and the Portuguese Ministry of Health, regarding research and promotion of Oral Health. He also integrates the National Agency for Medicines and Health Products within Dental Medicine of the INFARMED, I.P. (Portuguese National Authority of Medicines and Health Products), since 2013. Internationally, he is president of the Working Group of Education and Professional Qualifications of the Council of European Dentists (CED) since 2014. He is also an elected member and vice-president of the Public Health Committee of the World Dental Federation (FDI), and was member of the ORCA-ADEE working group for defining the Cariology curriculum in Europe between 2010 and 2011.
Henrique Barros was born in Porto, in 1957. He graduated in Medicine in 1981 and teaches at the School of Medicine of Porto University (FMUP) since 1979. From 1988-89 was research fellow at the Internal Medicine department of Lund ́s University Hospital. In 1991 became Gastroenterology specialist and finished his PhD, with a research in the epidemiology of viral hepatitis. He is Full Professor of Epidemiology since 1999. He led the organization of the Master Programs in Public Health (coordinator), Epidemiology, Health Education and Sociology and Health, as well as the doctoral program in Public Health at the University of Porto and the doctoral program in Global Public Health (program director), a joint program with Nova University of Lisbon, financed by the Portuguese Research Foundation (FCT). He has developed research in national and international projects, in areas such as clinical and perinatal epidemiology, cardiovascular, infectious and cancer diseases, which resulted in (co) authorship of more than 200 scientific publications in international journals. He is editor of the journal Arquivos de Medicina, and member of the Editorial Board of the European Journal of Epidemiology. He was member of the Scientific Council for Health Sciences Foundation for Science and Technology (2004-12). He was National Coordinator for Infection HIV/AIDS (2005-11). Currently, he is the President of the Institute of Public Health, University of Porto, member of the Executive Commission of the National Ethical Committee for Clinical Investigation (CEIC) and member of the Medical Sciences (MED) Scientific Committee of Science Europe. He is President of Portuguese Association of Epidemiology (2013-15), and President- Elect of the International Epidemiological Association (2014-17).
Estela Vilhena graduated in 1997 in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Aveiro. Was Professor of Mathematics of Basic Education for the following three years. In 2000/2001 was Research scholarship from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in the framework of the research project carried out in partnership with the Sub-Region of Aveiro and the University of Aveiro: "Restructuring of Health Services in the District of Aveiro". In 2003 acquires the degree of Master of Applied Statistics and Modelling from the Faculty of Engineering of Porto University. Between 2003 and 2009 collaborated on the project, Neurophysiological and psychophysiological characterization of brain dysfunction using qEEG/ERP studies: Methodologies and Applications (BIAL Foundation). His additional formation was always centered in the area of Statistics/Biostatistics. Between 2008 and 2011 collaborates in project PTDC/PSI/71635/2006; “Psychosocial factors that predict the adjustment to life in people with severe diseases (FCT)”. Acquires the title of PhD in Biomedical Sciences from the Institute of Biomedical Sciences Abel Salazar, University of Porto, in April 2014. Since then is a member of the research group Biostatistics and Measurements in Health Research Unit in Epidemiology, at ISPUP. Since 2000 he teaches at the Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave; is currently Adjunct Professor, Coordinator of disciplinary Groups of Mathematics and Statistics and is orienting master degree students in the areas of Quality and Management. In July 2014 becomes a member of the Research Group of "Research Group on Quality and Excellence", in University of Minho.
Andreia Matos Oliveira (ORCID ID: 0000-0002-6714-5939) graduated in Nutrition and Food Sciences by the University of Porto in 2003. She began her professional activity as a research fellow at the Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Predictive Medicine and Public Health of the University of Porto Medical School and concluded her Ph.D degree in Public Heath between 2007 and 2010, holding the European Ph.D title. She collaborated as a researcher in several national and international projects, and has published more than 30 scientific papers in international journals, one book chapter and two e-books. Currently, she is an Invited Auxiliary Investigator and Professor at the University of Porto Medical School and at the Faculty of Health Sciences of the Fernando Pessoa University. She is a member of the PhD Program on Global Public Health, the Portuguese and International Epidemiological Associations (APE and IEA), the European Young Epidemiologists (EYE) and the European Society of Cardiology. She is the current national Coordinator of the Nutrition Group in Cardiology of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology and Associated Editor of the journal Factores de Risco of the quoted Society.