Ana Rute Costa graduated in Psychology [2005; Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences of the University of Porto (FPCEUP)], obtained an M.Sc. in Epidemiology (2012) and a Ph.D. in Public Health from the University of Porto Medical School (2020; FMUP). For her doctoral thesis, she examined the healthcare use among cancer patients and their partners in different phases of the cancer pathway (SFRH/BD/102181/2014).
She is currently a Post-Doc researcher and the executive coordinator of the social project “MIND-Matosinhos: Multiple Interventions to Prevent Cognitive Decline” (POISE-03-4639-FSE-000793). She integrates the “Cognitive impairment in diseases involving the nervous system” Lab at the ITR – Laboratory for Integrative and Translational Research in Population Health.
She is also an Invited Assistant Professor (FMUP) and the Curricular Unit Director of Information Sources and Systematic Review in Health Education (Master in Health Education; FMUP/FPCEUP), and she has been responsible for the (co)supervision of several Master dissertations. Her main research interests are related with the prevention, management and impact of chronic diseases, as well as the implementation of innovative and multidomain health promotion strategies.