Message of the Chair

Welcome to the Department of Health & Society!


Our multidisciplinary Department adds strategic value to the ISPUP’s mission by raising awareness to effective citizen-centred care and friendly medical practices and contributing to the interface between social and natural sciences.


By dealing with sensitive health issues related with scientific and socio-political relevant themes, the ground-breaking works carried out by the Department of Health & Society contribute for the development, dissemination and application of new knowledge in the public health domain, stimulating the research and training of excellence, to understand, improve and protect human health, approaching the governance of healthcare from a human rights perspective based on quantitative and qualitative methodologies.


Susana Silva