Francisca de Castro Mendes has a degree in Nutrition Sciences from the Faculty of Nutrition and Food Sciences of the University of Porto (FCNAUP), and a Master’s degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology from the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto (FCUP). She is currently a student of the Integrated Master’s Degree in Medicine and the PhD Programme in Public Health at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto (FMUP).
She started her professional activity in 2017 as a research fellow, at the Basic and Clinical Immunology Service of FMUP, under the HEBE project – Health, Comfort and Energy in the Built Environment at FMUP.
In 2019, she obtained a PhD scholarship from the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT). In the same year, she won the Fulbright Scholarship for Research at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Heath, where she developed research in the area of food and respiratory health. More recently, in 2021, she was selected for the This Is Public Health (TIPH) Global Ambassador Program under the scope of the AlergiaPT Project, created by the International Association of Schools of Public Health.
She is currently part of the “Epidemiology of allergic diseases” and “Impact of dietary intake and exercise on obesity, asthma and allergy” labs at ITR.
Her main research interests include the evaluation of diet in allergic disease, such as asthma, and respiratory health.
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