Researcher from ISPUP at Programme Sociedade Civil da RTP2

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


Weekly Publication

Patterns and consequences of multimorbidity in the general population: There is no chronic disease management without rheumatic disease management.
Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken)
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Inês Baía

Research - PhD Students

Inês Baía is a PhD student in Public Health and since 2013 a research fellow at the Institute of Public Health of the University of Porto. She graduated in Biomedical Sciences, in the University of Aveiro in 2012 and finished her masters in Public Health at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Porto in 2014. Her main research interests are the epidemiology of preterm birth, parental experiences in Neonatal Intensive Care Units and health experiences and knowledge of those involved in gamete donation.

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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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Rosalvo Almeida

Neurologista e neurofisiologista clínico, chefe de serviço hospitalar, aposentado.

Curso de pós-graduação no Hospital for Nervous Diseases, Queen Square, Londres (1977). Curso de mestrado (com aproveitamento mas sem apresentação da dissertação) em Saúde Pública, no ICBAS e FMP (1996-1998). Curso de pós-graduação em Direito da Medicina (2002-2003), na Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de Coimbra.

Foi membro da comissão de ética da Sociedade Portuguesa de Neurologia (entre 2000 e 2003), da Comissão de Ética para a Saúde do Hospital de S. Sebastião, Santa Maria da Feira (entre 2002 e 2005), presidente da Comissão de Ética para a Saúde da ARS Norte (entre 2009 e 2011) e membro do Conselho Nacional de Ética para as Ciências da Vida (entre 2009 e 2014).

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Estela Vilhena

Research - Integrated Members (PhD)

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.

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Ana Cristina Santos

Research - Integrated Members (PhD)

Ana Cristina Santos was born in Porto, in 1974. She graduated in Nutrition Sciences in 1998 and teaches in the Faculty of Medicine of Porto (FMUP) since 2004. In 2003 concluded her Master in Public Health and in 2008 her PhD with an epidemiological research on metabolic syndrome. She teaches for the Masters in Public Health and Health Education and for the PhD Programme in Public Health. She has developed research in national and international projects, in areas such as nutrition and obesity epidemiology and in perinatal epidemiology, which resulted in (co)authorship of more than 40 scientific publications in international journals. Since 2011, she is on the Board of the Study Group for Insulin Resistance of the Portuguese Society of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism and she is a member of the scientific committee of Nutrícias – scientific journal of the Portuguese Nutritionists Association.

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