Researcher from ISPUP at Programme Sociedade Civil da RTP2
Elisabete Ramos was born in 1972, in Angola. She graduated in Nutrition, by the Faculty of Nutrition and Food Sciences of the University of Porto, in 1997. At the University of Porto Medical School, she completed in 2001 a Master in Public Health, with a specialization in Epidemiology, and in 2006 a PhD in Public Health. She has been a Professor at the Faculty of Medicine of Porto since 2007, and a member of the Scientific Committee of the Master in Health Education. She has developed research in national and international projects mostly on the study of behavioral determinants of health, namely those related to obesity. Specifically, she has focused her research on the determinants of prevalence and incidence of obesity, and on the dynamics of obesity between adolescence and adulthood. She has also studied the role of body fat distribution on the incidence of cardio-metabolic risk and the role of systemic inflammation as a mediator of the effects of adiposity. Regarding the study of behavioral risk factors, she has devoted particular attention to dietary factors. Approximately 60 scientific publications in international journals were achieved as a result of her scientific career.
Ana Henriques obtained her Master degree in Psychology (Clinical and Health) with the thesis “Design, implementation and evaluation of an intervention program in a group of obese patients after placement of gastric band”. Between 2009 and 2010, she was a research fellow at the Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Predictive Medicine and Public Health when she gained field work experience in population-based cohorts.
She is a Doctor in Public Health since July 2015 when she finished her PhD thesis entitled "A biopsychosocial approach to the interrelation between reproduction and excessive weight in women". Her research interests are women's health, the epidemiology of obesity and weight management and psicossocial variables, such body image satisfaction.
João de Almeida Pedro
João de Almeida Pedro was born in Sintra. in 1978. He has a bachelor in pharmacy, a master in Science Education and currently he is a 3rd year PhD student of Public Health, focusing is research work in Non-Communicable Diseases (Cardiovascular risk factors in Angola), linking this results with the previous work on Neglected Tropical Diseases, highlighting the epidemiological transition period that developing countries faces and the paradigm shift that Health Systems must suffer.
He is currently also a Senior Project Manager in Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, focusing is scope of work in Health, Higher Education and Research projects management in Europe, Africa and Southeast Asia. Prior to joining the organization, he worked in the public health sector for 4 years before we started is academic career in the Lisbon School of Health Technology where he was a professor for 10 years.
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.