Margarida Tavares was born in Vale de Cambra in 1970.
Degree in Medicine from the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto and Master in Public Health with specialization in Infectious Risk from the École de Santé Publique Institut Pasteur – Conservatoire national des arts et métiers, Conférence des Grandes Écoles, Paris, France.
She is a graduate assistant in infectiology and coordinator of the Emerging Infectious Diseases Unit of the Infectious Diseases Service at Centro Hospitalar Universitário de São João (CHUSJ).
She is the director of the Curricular Unit Control of Communicable Diseases of the Master’s Degree in Public Health at the University of Porto.
She is a member of the EPIUnit-ISPUP.
She is a member of the National Public Health Council.
She is part of the Task Force of the Directorate General of Health (DGS) for COVID-19 and coordinates the contingency plan for COVID-19 at CHUSJ. She was CHUSJ coordinator and member of the regional and national contingency plans for pandemic influenza and Ebola virus illness contingency plans.
She is Director of the Priority Program for the area of Sexually Transmitted Infections and Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection at DGS.
She was Director of the Medical Internship (2017-2010), assistant to the Clinical Director (2016-2010) and Clinical Director (2010-2015) of Centro Hospitalar de São João.
The main areas of research interest are the epidemiology of infectious diseases, HIV infection, COVID-19 and other emerging infectious diseases.
Pathogens, 2022 Mar 3;11(3):313. doi: 10.3390/pathogens11030313.
Viruses, 2021;13(6):1116. Published 2021 Jun 10. doi:10.3390/v13061116
Porto Biomedical Journal, 2021 Apr 13;6(2):e134. doi: 10.1097/j.pbj.0000000000000134. eCollection Mar-Apr 2021.
Infect Dis Rep, 2020 Nov 2;12(3):46-50. doi: 10.3390/idr12030012.