Researcher from ISPUP at Programme Sociedade Civil da RTP2
Carina Rodrigues is Master in Clinical and Health Psychology from the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences of the University of Porto (2010). She is currently a PhD student at Doctoral Programme in Public Health from University of Porto, with a grant from the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (Ref. SFRH/BD/111794/2015). She is member of the Department of Epidemiology and of the research group on Perinatal and Pediatric Epidemiology (EPIUnit) at Institute of Public Health of the University of Porto (ISPUP). She was a research fellow (2011-2015) within the European project "Effective Perinatal Intensive Care in Europe: Translating knowledge into evidence-based practice - EPICE" (HEALTH-F3-2010-259882)
Her areas of interest include Prematurity, Crisis Intervention/Disasters, Health Psychology, Public Health and Epidemiology.
Luis Ruano is a Neurology medical resident at the Entre Douro e Vouga Hospital Centre and a PhD Student in Public Health at the University of Porto Medical School (FMUP). He was born in 1984 in Bragança. In 2012, he obtained his Master of Public Health (FMUP) with the thesis “The Epidemiology of Hereditary ataxias and spastic paraplegias in Portugal”.
He has published 9 papers in peer-reviewed international papers and presented 6 oral communications at international conferences and 20 at Portuguese conferences. He worked as assistant teacher of Epidemiology at the Abel Salazar Institute of Biomedical Sciences of the Porto University from 2012 to 2014.
He is interested in understanding and modifying the natural history and the determinants of cognitive deterioration in neurodegenerative diseases and multiple sclerosis. He is currently working in the development of a new computer-based approach for more sensitive and cost effective cognitive testing, allowing for a timely diagnosis and new management strategies for cognitive impairment.
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.
Sandra Brochado has a degree in Educational Sciences from Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences of the University of Porto. In 2015 concluded her master in Health Education in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Porto. She worked as a research fellow in the project Violence in various stages of life: frequency, determinants and consequences of health (2012-2015) at Institute of Public Health of University of Porto. The work developed in research project as well as her master thesis resulted in (co) authored publications in international journals and oral presentations in international conferences.
Currently Sandra is research fellow in the project Screening to Improve Health in Very Preterm Infants in Europe – SHIPS”. She is member of the Department of Epidemiology and of the research group on Perinatal and Pediatric Epidemiology (EPIUnit) at Institute of Public Health of the University of Porto (ISPUP).
Samantha Morais has a BSc Hons in Science and Technology Studies (York University, Canada) and obtained a Master of Science in Epidemiology (FMUP) with the thesis “Dealing with missing data: an application in the study of family history of hypertension”. She was awarded a research fellowship within the project “Determinants of gastric and esophageal cancers incidence in the north of Portugal” funded by Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (PTDC/SAU-EPI/122460/2010). She is currently a PhD student in Public Health (FMUP) with the project entitled “Risk and survival of gastric cancer related second primary tumours: a competing risks framework” (SFRH/BD/102585/2014). She is a member of the Non Communicable Diseases Epidemiology research group (EPIUnit ISPUP).