Susana Silva was born in Guimarães, in 1975. She completed a PhD in Sociology from the U. Porto, in 2008, and became a senior researcher at the Institute of Public Health – University of Porto, in March 2014, coordinating the Department of Health and Society and the research group on Social Epidemiology. She awarded a starting grant position within FCT Investigator Programme for the period 2014-2019, a researcher-centred, highly competitive scheme, aimed at providing support for the most talented and creative researchers, capable of carrying out independent research and becoming leaders in their fields. She has participated in national projects and international research networks, in the field of Social Studies of Science, Health and Society, in areas such as reproductive and genetic technologies (regulation, ethics, and social uses), relationships between users and health professionals, and social determinants of health, which resulted in (co)authorship of more than 100 scientific publications in national and international journals and books. Silva has established vital links between research and teaching, being Professor at the Faculty of Medicine (U. Porto).
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