Researcher from ISPUP at Programme Sociedade Civil da RTP2
Bárbara Peleteiro has a degree in Biochemistry (FCUP), and was a research fellow at the Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Predictive Medicine and Public Health, between 2005 and 2008. In 2007, she obtained her Master of Science in Epidemiology (FMUP) with the thesis “Risk factors for gastric intestinal metaplasia”. She finished her PhD in 2011 with the thesis “The role of Helicobacter pylori infection in the web of gastric cancer causation”.
She has published 34 papers in international journals, and was awarded with the Enrico Anglesio prize in 2010. Since 2007, she is a co-editor of the Portuguese medical journal Arquivos de Medicina and she belongs to the editorial board of some international journals, such as BMC Gastroenterology.
Besides being a team member of two research projects funded by Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, she recently joined the international consortium of epidemiological studies on gastric cancer, the Stomach cancer Pooling (StoP) Project. Currently, she is a post-doctoral researcher at ISPUP, and her research interests are the ascertainment of the impact of disease burden associated with gastric cancer, both by the analysis of secondary information on health and by the use of original data.
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.
Filipa Fontes has a degree in nursing (Escola Superior de Enfermagem de Santa Maria-Porto) and obtained a Master of Science in Epidemiology (FMUP) with the thesis: “Patterns in prostate cancer mortality trends”. She is currently a PhD student in Public Health (FMUP) with the project entitled “The impact of neuropathic pain in health related quality of life and sleep quality of breast cancer patients”, funded by Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (SFRH/BD/92630/2013) and member of the Non-Communicable Diseases Epidemiology research group (EPIUnit-ISPUP). Her research interests are the study of the global burden of cancer, namely breast cancer, and its impact in patient-reported outcomes.
Bárbara Gomes nasceu em 1977 no Porto, é Investigadora do King’s College London desde 2004 e Investigadora Convidada no ISPUP desde 2013. Licenciou-se em Psicologia e Saúde na Universidade do Porto em 2001, concluiu o Mestrado em Cuidados Paliativos no King’s College London em 2006 e o doutoramento em Cuidados Paliativos na mesma Universidade em 2012 com uma investigação sobre os factores e resultados associados com morte em casa para doentes oncológicos. Tem também formação em epidemiologia, estatística e economia da saúde.
Atualmente leciona sobre cuidados paliativos nos mestrados de Saúde Pública, Educação para a Saúde e no programa doutoral de Saúde Pública do ISPUP. Tem desenvolvido trabalho de investigação em projetos nacionais e internacionais, em áreas como preferências e prioridades para cuidados em fim de vida, tendências passadas e futuras no local de morte, efetividade e custo-efetividade dos cuidados paliativos domiciliários. Tem cerca de 40 publicações científicas em revistas internacionais, com mais de 1000 citações. É editora associada da revista BMC Palliative Care.
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.