Ana Isabel Ribeiro

Integrated Member (PhD)

Department: Health and Society
Research Group: Social Epidemiology


Ana Isabel Ribeiro was born in Porto in 1988. In 2008, she finished a BS in Geography, in 2010 a Master in Public Health, and in 2016 a PhD in Public Health at University of Porto with a grant from the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (SFRH/BD/82529/2011).


She is currently a Researcher based at the Institute of Public Health of University of Porto working in the international project ‘Life-course biological pathways underlying social differences in healthy ageing (LIFEPATH)’ led by Imperial College of London and funded by the European Commission through Horizon 2020. She is also a member of the Department of Health and Society and of the research group on Social Epidemiology (EPIUnit).


She is particularly interested in understanding how the place of residence shapes individuals’ health and in evaluating the socioeconomic and environmental inequalities in health and health-related behaviours.


Since 2014 she has also been teaching the curricular units of Demography and Geographical Information Systems in the graduation programmes promoted by the Institute of Public Health and by the Faculty of Medicine of University of Porto.