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The population impact of rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases in relation to other non-communicable disorders: comparing two estimation approaches.
Rheumatol Int
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Iva Tendais

Research - Integrated Members (PhD)

 

Iva Tendais was born in 1978 in Porto. She has a B. S. in Psychology (Univ. Minho, 2001), a Master in Public Health (Univ. Porto, 2006) and a PhD in Applied Psychology (Univ. Minho, 2017). Her PhD was funded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT; SFRH/BD/40146/2007). She has been involved in several research projects funded by the European Union, FCT and Fundação Bial on topics such as psychological adjustment to pregnancy and parenthood, health effects of physical activity during pregnancy, mental health and early development, developmental psychopathology, twins’ fetal behavior and fetal heart rate. She also has experience in teaching undergraduate and graduate courses. She is currently a postdoctoral researcher within the research project entitled “SHIPS –Screening to improve Health in very Preterm infantS in Europe (PHC-06-2014 –633724)”. She is a member of the Perinatal and Pediatric Epidemiology research group within the EPIUnit.

 

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Sara Rodrigues

Research - Integrated Members (PhD)

Sara Rodrigues was born in Coimbra in 1970. She graduated in Nutritional Sciences at the University of Porto in 1995 and she did a Master in Public Health at the Faculty of Medicine from the University of Coimbra in 1998. She got her PhD in 2007 at the University of Porto with a thesis on “Trends and socio-demographic differences in household food and nutrient availability over the last decade (1990-1995-2000) in Portugal: regional disparities and association with mortality patterns”. Since 1998 she is a professor in the University of Porto Faculty of Nutrition and Food Sciences. She was a researcher in several European projects: ANEMOS - Expansion and update of existing nutrition monitoring systems; HECTOR - Eating Out: habits, determinants and recommendations for Consumers and the European catering sector; ENHR - European Nutrition & Health Report I and II; DAFNE - European Food Availability Databank based on Household Budget Surveys III and IV. She participated in the organizing of major scientific meetings in the field of public health nutrition: the II World Congress on Public Health Nutrition - I Latinamerican Congress of Community Nutrition (Porto, 2010) and the 8th International Conference on Culinary Arts and Science - ICCAS 2013 (Porto, 2013). She was a member of the Ethics Committee of the University of Porto between 2012 and 2014 and is currently a member of the Educational Board of the Faculty of Nutrition and Food Sciences, University of Porto.

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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 and member of the Board since 2016. 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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Cláudia de Freitas

Integrated Member (PhD)

 

Cláudia de Freitas holds a PhD in Social Sciences from Utrecht University, a Master in Migration and Ethnic Studies from the University of Amsterdam and a degree in Psychology from the University of Coimbra.

 

She is associate researcher at the EPIUnit of the Institute of Public Health and Invited Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto. She is Invited Professor at the Faculty of Psychology of the University of Seville and a collaborator of the Centre for Research and Studies in Sociology at ISCTE-University Institute of Lisbon.

 

Her research focuses on public participation in policy, care and innovation related to reproductive and genetic technologies and on migration and health. She supervises the work of PhD and Master students in these and other related topics and she is involved in international and national research projects and networks. Her academic work has been awarded several prizes.

 

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1828-8642

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Ana Rute Costa

Integrated Member (Non-PhD)

 

Ana Rute Costa graduated in Psychology (Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences of the University of Porto), and obtained a Master Degree in Epidemiology [University of Porto Medical School (FMUP)] with the thesis “Prevalence and main determinants of preschool sleep disorders in a Portuguese birth cohort”. She started her professional activity in 2006 as a research fellow, at the Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Predictive Medicine and Public Health – FMUP. Currently, she is a PhD Student in Public Health (FMUP) with the project entitled ““Health care seeking behaviors among cancer survivors and their families” (SFRH/BD/102181/2014). She also a member of the Non-Communicable Diseases Epidemiology research group, within the Epidemiology Research Unit of the Institute of Public Health - University of Porto (EPIUnit-ISPUP).

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