Liliana Abreu

Research - PhD Students

Liliana Abreu, sociologist (Master in Sociology since 2008) is a PhD Student in Public Health at the University of Porto Medical School (Porto-Portugal), with a grant from the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (ref. SFRH/BD/78949/2011). She develops her research work at the Institute for Molecular and Cell Biology of the University of Porto since 2010, as part of the Office for Science Communication (OSC). She is a member of the Department of Health and Society since 2014. She was a member of the project “Evaluating the state of public knowledge on health and health information in Portugal” (ref. HMSP-IISE/SAU-ICT/0003/2009) financed by Portuguese Foundation of Science and Technology and Harvard Medical School – Portugal Program. Her PhD thesis concerns the topic of distributed health literacy of people living with long-term health conditions, namely, asthma and diabetes. She is interested in studying the distributed health literacy, identifying motivators, facilitators and barriers in the process of appropriation of knowledge of health in general and own health conditions, using research qualitative methodologies.