Researcher from ISPUP at Programme Sociedade Civil da RTP2
Main interests: Epidemiology and psychometrics, biostatistics, medical education assessment
Obtained his degree in Applied Mathematics and Computation from the University of Aveiro; MSc in Data Analysis and Decision Support Systems from Faculty of Economics and Management, University of Porto (FEP) and PhD in Public Health from Faculty of Medicine, University of Porto (FMUP). Presently he is an Assistant professor, Biostatistician, Psychometrician and Senior Researcher at Department of Public Health and Forensic Sciences, and Medical Education of University of Porto Medical School. Researcher at Epidemiology Research Unit (EPIUnit) at Institute of Public Health of University Porto. Researcher and executive Coordinator of the Meta-evaluation Office of the Medical Education Centre of University of Porto Medical School. Head of Health Metrics Unit at Institute of Public Health of University Porto. His research interests are applying statistical analysis with latent variables to Public Health and Medical Education. He has more than 100 PubMed publications.
Isabel Maia is graduated in Nutritional Sciences by the Faculty of Biotechnology of the Portuguese Catholic University (2012) and Master in Epidemiology by the Medical School of the University of Porto (2015). During 2015-2016, she was a research fellow within the project “Promoting Food Security in Portugal – ProFooSe” (Ref. 000118SI2). She is currently a PhD student at Doctoral Programme in Public Health of Medical School of University of Porto, with a grant from the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology. She is also member of the research group on Perinatal and Pediatric Epidemiology (EPIUnit) at Institute of Public Health of the University of Porto (ISPUP).
Current research interests: Food insecurity; Perinatal and Pediatric Epidemiology.
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 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).
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Sara Soares has a degree in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Algarve. In 2013 concluded her master in Pharmaceutical Medicine at the University of Aveiro. Sara was a research fellow in the European project Lifepath - Lifecourse biological pathways underlying social differences in healthy ageing, and in a project that assessed the influence of hygrothermal conditions on quality of life in social housing, a collaboration of the Institute of Public Health and the Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto. As a research fellow has also, worked at Centre for Cell Biology of University of Aveiro, on a project that intended to identify the attitudes and knowledge of health professionals, through an educational intervention to improve the use of antibiotics. The work developed in research projects as well as the master thesis resulted in several (co) authored publications in international journals and oral and panel presentations in both national and international conferences.
Sara is currently a PhD student in Public Health and she was awarded a scholarship grant to conduct her research. Her research interest is related to the consequences of social adverse experiences in early life.
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.