Bárbara Peleteiro has a degree in Biochemistry, 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 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 44 papers in international journals, and was awarded with the Enrico Anglesio Prize in 2010. Early this year she became the managing editor of the Porto Biomedical Journal, besides belonging to the editorial board of some international journals, such as BMC Gastroenterology.
Besides having been a team member of research projects funded at national level, she has joined the international consortium of epidemiological studies on gastric cancer, the Stomach cancer Pooling (StoP) Project. Currently, she is a post-doctoral researcher at the Institute of Public Health of the University of Porto, 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.