Carla Lopes

Integrated Member (PhD)

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


Carla Lopes, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, University of Porto Medical School (FMUP). He graduated in Nutritional Sciences in the Faculty of Nutrition, University of Porto in 1992. In 2000, concluded the PhD in Human Biology in FMUP.


Coordinator of the Department of Public Health Nutrition–Institute of Public Health University of Porto; Coordinator of the Epidemiology Master and member of the Scientific Committee of the PhD programme in Public Health – University of Porto Medical School; Member of the Pedagogic Council - University of Porto Medical School; She was member of the Scientific Committee of “Platform against Obesity” – DGS-Ministry of Health (2009-2012). She takes part of the Scientific Advisory Board of the European network programme on DEterminants of DIetary and Physical Activity (DEDIPAC KH).


Coordinator of the Research Group on Nutritional Epidemiology and Obesity of the Research Epidemiology Unit ISPUP-EPIUnit. Her research interests are related with the assessment of food intake and its determinants, namely how early determinants influence later food patterns and body composition. She also is interested in evaluating the relationship between dietary/lifestyle exposures and cardiovascular diseases, including obesity.



ORCID: 0000-0003-1524-852X