Researcher from ISPUP at Programme Sociedade Civil da RTP2
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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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.
Carla Moreira was born in Germany, in 1972. She is graduated in Mathematics in University of Minho in 1996 and concluded her PhD in Statistics in the University of Vigo in 2010. Since 2009 she worked on several statistical problems within the area of survival analysis, more specifically; contributed to the field of double truncation, such as regression with double truncation response, smoothing Methods for the estimation of the density function and goodness of-fit-Tests for the semiparametric truncation model, with special emphasis on biomedical applications, in SIDOR research group at University of Vigo. Since November 2016 she works in the Institute of Public Health of University of Porto, collaborating in the project “Diabetes & obesity at the crossroads between Oncological and Cardiovascular diseases – a system analysis NETwork towards precision medicine (DOCnet)”. On the one hand, she is developing research in new advances in parametric and nonparametric curve estimation and testing under Double truncation.
Ana Sofia Estevão Mendes
Scopus Author ID: 50561874500
Ana Mendes’ current research addresses health related quality of life impact due to environmental and indoor air contaminants in susceptible group populations. Additionally, she is working in a range of topics such as occupational settings evaluation that include: Human exposure and health risk assessment, indoor air quality applied laboratory and field studies and health impact assessment useful to contemporary problems. Other research experience and interests include: health and safety risk assessment, study of sustainable systems particularly environmental impacts of energy production and environmental awareness through education for sustainability. She is a PhD in Biomedical Sciences (2016), MSc in Environmental Health (2008) and BSc in Environmental Sciences (2004). Her work resulted in several articles published in international peer-reviewed journals and book chapters (by invitation). She also has several communications in international conferences (both oral and posters) and publications in proceedings of scientific meetings.
Sónia Fraga graduated in Biology from the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto (FCUP) in 1998 and earned her PhD degree in Human Biology from the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto (FMUP) in 2006. Her doctoral and postdoctoral research was in the field of the regulation of epithelial transport and electrolyte balance in health and disease. Between 2006 and 2009, she held a position of Invited Teaching Assistant at the Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Porto (FFUP). In July 2009, she was hired as an Investigator (Ciência 2008 Programme) of REQUIMTE and joined the Laboratory of Toxicology, FFUP, for five years. Since then, her main research interests and activities focused on the understanding of the relationship between manufactured nanomaterials physicochemical properties, dose and biological effects using in vitro and in vivo models, and the development of novel approaches to predict nanomaterials toxicity. Since May 2015, she holds a postdoctoral fellowship in the Institute of Public Health of the University of Porto (ISPUP), working at the Environmental and Laboratory Epidemiology group.