Researcher from ISPUP at Programme Sociedade Civil da RTP2
Ana Isabel Ribeiro
Ana Isabel Ribeiro was born in Porto in 1988. In 2008, she finished a BS in Geography, in 2010 a Master in Public Health, and in 2016 a PhD in Public Health at University of Porto with a grant from the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (SFRH/BD/82529/2011).
She is currently a Researcher based at the Institute of Public Health of University of Porto working in the international project ‘Life-course biological pathways underlying social differences in healthy ageing (LIFEPATH)’ led by Imperial College of London and funded by the European Commission through Horizon 2020. She is also a member of the Department of Health and Society and of the research group on Social Epidemiology (EPIUnit).
She is particularly interested in understanding how the place of residence shapes individuals’ health and in evaluating the socioeconomic and environmental inequalities in health and health-related behaviours.
Since 2014 she has also been teaching the curricular units of Demography and Geographical Information Systems in the graduation programmes promoted by the Institute of Public Health and by the Faculty of Medicine of University of Porto.
Susana Silva was born in Guimarães, in 1975. She completed a PhD in Sociology from the U. Porto, in 2008, and became a senior researcher at the Institute of Public Health – University of Porto, in March 2014, coordinating the Department of Health and Society and the research group on Social Epidemiology. She awarded a starting grant position within FCT Investigator Programme for the period 2014-2019, a researcher-centred, highly competitive scheme, aimed at providing support for the most talented and creative researchers, capable of carrying out independent research and becoming leaders in their fields. She has participated in national projects and international research networks, in the field of Social Studies of Science, Health and Society, in areas such as reproductive and genetic technologies (regulation, ethics, and social uses), relationships between users and health professionals, and social determinants of health, which resulted in (co)authorship of more than 100 scientific publications in national and international journals and books. Silva has established vital links between research and teaching, being Professor at the Faculty of Medicine (U. Porto).
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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 and member of the Board since 2016. 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.
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).