Researcher from ISPUP at Programme Sociedade Civil da RTP2

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


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Advancing Migrant Access to Health Services in Europe (AMASE): Protocol for a Cross-sectional Study.
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Paulo Melo

Research - Integrated Members (PhD)

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. 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.

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Sílvia Fraga

Research - Integrated Members (PhD)

Sílvia Fraga completed her PhD in Public Health at University of Porto, in 2013, and became a post-doc researcher at the Institute of Public Health of University of Porto, in 2014, being a core member of the Department of Health and Society and of the research group on Social Epidemiology (EPIUnit). She awarded a fellowship grant funding by Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (SFRH/BPD/97015/2013) to develop a project aiming to explore how social adverse experiences may be incorporated and expressed on biomarkers.


Her main research interests include social inequalities in health, violence and the biology of social adversity, a groundbreaking research area.


Currently, she participates 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 published several articles in national and international peer-reviewed journals, is responsible for supervision of master and doctoral students and also gives lectures to the post-graduate courses at the Medical School of Porto University.


CV available here.

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Joana Araújo

Research - PhD Students

Joana Araújo was born in Santo Tirso, Porto, in 1985. She graduated in Nutritional Sciences at the Faculty of Nutrition and Food Sciences, University of Porto, in 2008, and completed the Master in Public Health in 2010. She is a PhD student in Public Health at the University of Porto Medical School (Portugal), with an individual doctoral grant from the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (Ref. SFRH/BD/78153/2011). Her PhD thesis focus on changes in adiposity across adolescence and its association with cardiovascular risk factors.  She develops her research work in the EPITeen cohort since 2008, and she is a member of the Research Group on Nutritional Epidemiology and Obesity of the Epidemiology Research Unit (EPIUnit). Her research areas of interest are the nutritional and obesity epidemiology, and in particular the trajectories of obesity during adolescence.

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Andreia Rodrigues

Research - Integrated Members (PhD)

Andreia de Castro Rodrigues was born in 1978 and has a graduation degree, a master and a PhD in Psychology. Her career has been marked by different experiences both of practice and research, from Community intervention in problematic territories (Programa Escolhas and ADILO) and/or with social excluded individuals (Project “Porto Feliz” and Project " Saúde em Cadeia: Programa de promoção da literacia em saúde entre pares em contexto penitenciário"), to the participation in funded research or research-action projects (including the FCT and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation). She has several publications in scientific journals and in textbooks, as well as presentations at scientific meetings. She also has teaching experience in higher education, and is currently a part time Assistant Professor at Lusíada University, as well as several hundred hours of training in various topics tangential to Psychology. Currently she collaborates with the ISPUP in the coordination of the self-evaluation process for (national and international) accreditation of the postgraduation cycles of study developed in this institution, as well as in processes of pedagogical supervision and quality monitoring.

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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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