Cláudia de Freitas

Cláudia de Freitas

Cláudia de Freitas is Associate Researcher at the Institute of Public Health and Invited Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto. She holds a PhD in Social Sciences from Utrecht University, a Master in Migration and Ethnic Studies from the University of Amsterdam and a Licentiate degree in Psychology from the University of Coimbra.
She is interested in public and patient involvement in data governance, health care and research, with a focus on genetic and reproductive technologies and its implications for health policy. She also engages in research about migration and inequalities in health.
Cláudia leads the project DATAGov – Public participation in health data governance. She is technical advisor to the University of Limerick’s WHO Collaborating Centre for Migrants Involvement in Health Research on a policy guidance to support migrant participation in health research partnerships and she took part in both rounds of evaluation of the Migrant Integration Policy Index (MIPEX) – Health Indicator for Portugal (2015, 2020).
She serves as Associate Editor of Frontiers in Sociology – specialty of medical sociology, and undertakes several editorial and reviewing roles in other scientific journals.
She is Invited Professor in the Master of Internalstional Migration, Health and Well-being at the Faculty of Psychology of the University of Seville, and member of the Centre for Community Research and Action at the same faculty. Claúdia lectures on the Course of Specialisation in Public Health at ISPUP and is research collaborator of the Centre for Research and Studies in Sociology at University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL).

She was a visiting scholar at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and at the School of Social Work at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.


, Machado H , de Freitas C. , Lucas R

Public Health, 2022 Apr 1;207:24-27. doi: 10.1016/j.puhe.2022.03.014. Online ahead of print.

Milne R, Morley KI, Almarri MA, Atutornu J, Baranova EE, Bevan P, Cerezo M, Cong Y, Costa A, Feijao C , de Freitas C. , Fernow J, Goodhand P, Hasan Q, Hibino A, Houeland G, Howard HC, Hussain Sheikh Z, Malmgren CI, Izhevskaya VL, Jędrzejak A, Jinhong C, Kimura M, Kleiderman E, Liu K, Mascalzoni D, Mendes Á, Minari J, Nicol D, Niemiec E, Patch C, Prainsack B, Rivière M, Robarts L, Roberts J, Romano V, Sheerah HA, Smith J, Soulier A, Steed C, Stefànsdóttir V, Tandre C, Thorogood A, Voigt TH, Wang N, Yoshizawa G, Middleton A

Genet Med, 2022 Feb 3;S1098-3600(22)00002-8. doi: 10.1016/j.gim.2022.01.002. Online ahead of print.

MacFarlane A, Ogoro M , de Freitas C. , Niranjan V, Severoni S, Waagensen E

Trop Med Int Health, 2021 Jun 25. doi: 10.1111/tmi.13643. Online ahead of print.

Samorinha C , de Freitas C. , Silva S

Hum Fertil (Camb), 2021 Aug 6;1-12. doi: 10.1080/14647273.2021.1962987. Online ahead of print.

Silva SP , de Freitas C. , Silva S

J Med Ethics, 2021 Jun 25;medethics-2020-106947. doi: 10.1136/medethics-2020-106947. Online ahead of print.


Breastfeed Med, 2021 Apr 23. doi: 10.1089/bfm.2021.0041. Online ahead of print.

de Freitas C. , Amorim M , Machado H, Leão Teles E, Baptista MJ, Renedo A, Provoost V , Silva S

BMJ Open, 2021 Mar 15;11(3):e044289. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-044289.

de Freitas C. , Massag J , Amorim M , Fraga S

Public Health Rev, 2020;41:5. Published 2020 Apr 7. doi:10.1186/s40985-020-00121-w

Samorinha C , de Freitas C. , Baía I , Machado H , Vale-Fernandes E , Silva S

J Assist Reprod Genet, 2020 Jan;37(1):133-140. doi: 10.1007/s10815-019-01625-4. Epub 2019 Nov 17.

Baía I , de Freitas C. , Samorinha C , Provoost V , Susana Silva

BMC Med Ethics, 2019 Dec 2;20(1):90. doi: 10.1186/s12910-019-0430-6.

Moura A , Silva S , de Freitas C. , Abreu L , Baía I , Samorinha C

Eur j Contracept Reprod Health Care, 2019 Sep 16; 24(6):420-421. doi: 10.1080/13625187.2019.1662392.

Baía I , Samorinha C , de Freitas C. , Machado H , Pereira IS , Silva S

, 2019 abr.-jun.;13(2):381-90.

Silva S , Samorinha C , de Freitas C.

Acta Medica Portuguesa, 2019 Mar 29;32(3):246-248. doi: 10.20344/amp.11956. Epub 2019 Mar 29.

Silva SP , de Freitas C. , Baía I , Samorinha C , Machado H , Silva S

Cad Saúde Pública, 2019 Mar 14;35(2):e00122918. doi: 10.1590/0102-311X00122918.

Escobar-Ballesta M , García-Ramírez M , de Freitas C.

Health Policy, 2018, Volume 122, Issue 4, April 2018, Pages 444-451

Book Chapters

de Freitas C. , Maia T

, in De Freitas, Cláudia; Kulesa, Agnieszka; Parusel, Bernd; Thränhardt, Dietrich (org.) Asylum challenges, debates and reforms. How Germany, Poland, Portugal and Sweden have developed their asylum systems since 2015. Pp. 100-151. Gütersloh

Notices/Letters to the Editor