Researcher from ISPUP at Programme Sociedade Civil da RTP2
João Pedro Rufo
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Joana Sampaio was born in 1993, in Guimarães. She graduated in Nutrition Sciences at the Faculty of Nutrition and Food Sciences of the University of Porto in 2015. In that same year, she was invited to join the public health initiative - PRONUTRISENIOR project (PT06-0025), funded by the EEA Grants, as an inquirer, in which she stayed until 2016. Currently she is a Master's student in the Master's degree in Public Health at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto and received a scholarship from the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology within the project HARMED. Her current research interests focus on the social, economic, and health determinants of aging and geriatric nutrition.
Teresa Monjardino (ORCID ID: 0000-0003-4944-3366) as a degree in Nutrition and Food Sciences (2008) and a master in Public Health (2012) by the University of Porto. Currently she is member of the research group on Non Communicable Diseases Epidemiology (EPIUnit) as a PhD student under the supervision of Raquel Lucas. The main objective of the PhD project is to identify sensitive periods for the effect of weight and glucose metabolism on pediatric bone. Other current research interests include the study of the burden of musculoskeletal diseases in the population, the health of workers and food insecurity. She gives lectures to the post-graduate courses at the Medical School of Porto University and in the Nursing School in the University of Minho.
Sofia Vilela is a PhD student in Public Health at the University of Porto Medical School, with a grant from the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (Ref. SFRH/BD/92389/2013). She graduated in nutrition sciences by the University of Porto in 2009. In 2013 she obtained the master degree in Epidemiology (FMUP) with the thesis “Determinants of high energy-dense food consumption among preschool children”. She develops her research work at the Institute of Public Health of the University of Porto, since 2010, integrating the Nutrition and Obesity Epidemiology research group (EPIUnit). Currently, she is a Member of the National Consortium for development of the National Food, Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey (Portugal). Her main research interests are related with factors that influence dietary behaviours throughout childhood, assessment of food and nutrition intake in both children and adults and validation of age-specific dietary tools.