Researcher from ISPUP at Programme Sociedade Civil da RTP2
Teresa Monjardino (ORCID ID: 0000-0003-4944-3366) as a degree in Nutrition and Food Sciences (2008) and a master in Public Health (2012) by the University of Porto. Currently she is member of the research group on Non Communicable Diseases Epidemiology (EPIUnit) as a PhD student under the supervision of Raquel Lucas. The main objective of the PhD project is to identify sensitive periods for the effect of weight and glucose metabolism on pediatric bone. Other current research interests include the study of the burden of musculoskeletal diseases in the population, the health of workers and food insecurity. She gives lectures to the post-graduate courses at the Medical School of Porto University and in the Nursing School in the University of Minho.
Ana Cristina Santos
Ana Cristina Santos was born in Porto, in 1974. She graduated in Nutrition Sciences in 1998 and teaches in the Faculty of Medicine of Porto (FMUP) since 2004. In 2003 concluded her Master in Public Health and in 2008 her PhD with an epidemiological research on metabolic syndrome. She teaches for the Masters in Public Health and Health Education and for the PhD Programme in Public Health. She has developed research in national and international projects, in areas such as nutrition and obesity epidemiology and in perinatal epidemiology, which resulted in (co)authorship of more than 40 scientific publications in international journals. Since 2011, she is on the Board of the Study Group for Insulin Resistance of the Portuguese Society of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism and she is a member of the scientific committee of Nutrícias – scientific journal of the Portuguese Nutritionists Association.
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).
Isabel Fonseca (ORCID ID: é 0000-0001-8984-1751) graduated in Nutrition and Food Sciences by the University of Porto in December of 1994. In May of 2000 she completed a Master in Public Health with a specialization in Biostatistics, at the Faculty of Medicine of Porto/ Institute of Biomedical Sciences Abel Salazar of University of Porto (ICBAS/UP) and concluded in May of 2015 her PhD degree in Biomedical Sciences at ICBAS/UP with a thesis on “Predictive factors of graft dysfunction and long-term kidney allograft failure”.
She began her professional activity as a clinical nutritionist in January of 1995 at Nephrology and Kidney Transplantation Department of Hospital Geral de Santo António (current Centro Hospitalar do Porto (CHP)) and in June 1995 at the Corino de Andrade Unit of CHP, maintaining both professional activities until now. Since December of 2006 she integrates the Research Coordinating Office from the Department of Teaching, Training and Research of CHP and she is responsible for a multidisciplinary team (Scientific Review Committee) that reviews design and scientific methodology of all research proposals submitted for approval at this university hospital. Since December of 2007, she is an invited teacher of “Introduction to Clinical Research” in the course of Medicine of ICBAS/UP, and since January of 2015 she is a Biostatistics consultant at the Corino de Andrade Unit.
She is a member of the Research Group on Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplantation at the Unit for Multidisciplinary Research in Biomedicine (UMIB at the CHP/ICBAS/UP) and of the Research Group on Biostatistics and Health Metrics Group, EPIUnit at the Institute of Public Health. Her research areas of interests are related with kidney disease, dialysis and kidney transplantation, namely biomarkers of graft dysfunction and predictors of patient and graft outcomes; survival analysis and prognostic models. She is also interested in clinical nutrition and nutritional evaluation methodology. She has published more than 50 scientific papers in international journals, nine of which as a first author, and one book chapter.