Ana Sofia Vilela

Integrated Member (Non-PhD)

Department: Public Health Nutrition
Research Group: Nutrition and Obesity Epidemiology


Sofia Vilela is a PhD student in Public Health at the University of Porto Medical School, with a grant from the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (Ref. SFRH/BD/92389/2013). She graduated in nutrition sciences by the University of Porto in 2009. In 2013 she obtained the master degree in Epidemiology (FMUP) with the thesis “Determinants of high energy-dense food consumption among preschool children”. She develops her research work at the Institute of Public Health of the University of Porto, since 2010, integrating the Nutrition and Obesity Epidemiology research group (EPIUnit). Currently, she is a Member of the National Consortium for development of the National Food, Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey (Portugal). Her  main research  interests  are  related  with  factors  that influence  dietary  behaviours  throughout  childhood, assessment of food and nutrition intake in both children and adults and validation of age-specific dietary tools.