Paula Meireles

Paula Meireles

Paula Meireles is a researcher in Public Health and Epidemiology with a particular interest in studying the dynamics of HIV infection and prevention options among key populations for HIV, in a community-based and participatory research approach. She is a member of the “Epidemiology of infection by mycobacteria, HIV and other sexually transmitted infections” laboratory of the research line “Syndemics, health inequalities and vulnerable populations” of the associate Laboratory for Integrative and Translational Research in Population Health (ITR).

In June 2020 she obtained her PhD in Public Health from the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto. The thesis research activities were developed at the Epidemiology Research Unit-Institute of Public Health of the University of Porto (EPIUnit-ISPUP), and funded by an individual grant from the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (ref. SFRH/BD/112867 /2015 ). She has a degree in Clinical Analysis and Public Health since 2007 from the Porto Polytechnic School of Health and a Master’s in Public Health since 2015 from the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto.

Since 2018, she has been a member of the Executive Committee of the Lisbon Cohort of Men Who Have Sex with Men. In 2020, she was elected member of the board of the Portuguese Association of Epidemiology (2020-2022). In the same year, she was also appointed a member of the Task Force of the University of Porto for COVID-19.



Costa J , Meireles P , Rodrigues PNS , Barros H

Infect Dis (Lond), 2022 Feb 7;1-7. doi: 10.1080/23744235.2022.2035429. Online ahead of print.

Leite A , Leão T , Soares P , Severo M , Moniz M , Lucas R , Aguiar P , Meireles P , Lunet N , Nunes C , Barros H

Front Public Health, 2021 Nov 4;9:772782. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2021.772782. eCollection 2021.

Simões D , Meireles P , Rocha M , Freitas R , Aguiar A , Barros H

Front Public Health, 2021 Jul 23;9:673959. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2021.673959. eCollection 2021.


Occup Environ Med, 2021 Jun 30;oemed-2021-107519. doi: 10.1136/oemed-2021-107519. Online ahead of print.

Moazen B, Mauti J , Meireles P , Černíková T, Neuhann F, Jahn A, Stöver H

Harm Reduct J, 2021 Jan 28;18(1):14. doi: 10.1186/s12954-021-00462-y.

Meireles P , Fernandes F , Rocha M, Plankey M , Barros H

AIDS Behav, 2021 Jan 2. doi: 10.1007/s10461-020-03127-2. Online ahead of print.

Meireles P , Plankey M, Rocha M, Rojas J, Brito J , Barros H

Sex Res Soc Policy, 17, 688–699 (2020).

Linhas R , Oliveira, O , Meireles P , Oliveira P , de Melo MB, Lourenço J, Ferreira F , Gaio R , Duarte R

Pulmonology, 2019 Jan - Feb;25(1):32-39. doi: 10.1016/j.pulmoe.2018.04.002. Epub 2018 Aug 1.

Chaquisse E , Fraga S , Meireles P , Macassa G , Soares JJ , Mbofana F , Barros H

J Public Health Afr, 2018 Jul 6;9(1):744. doi: 10.4081/jphia.2018.744. eCollection 2018 May 21.

Ndumbi P, Del Romero J, Pulido F, Velasco Arribas M, Dronda F, Blanco Ramos JR, García de Olalla P, Ocaña I, Belda-Ibañez J, Del Amo J, Álvarez-Del Arco D, , Barros H , Meireles P , Et al

Eur J Public Health, Eur J Public Health. 2018 Jun 1;28(3):451-457. doi: 10.1093/eurpub/ckx225.

Chaquisse E , Meireles P , Fraga S , Mbofana F , Barros H

AIDS Care, 2018 Apr 27:1-7. doi: 10.1080/09540121.2018.1466984. [Epub ahead of print]

Djellouli N, Mann S, Nambiar B , Meireles P , Miranda D , Barros H , Bocoum FY, Yaméogo WME, Yaméogo C, Belemkoabga S, Tougri H, Coulibaly A, Kouanda S, Mochache V, Mwakusema OK, Irungu E, Gichangi P, Dembo Z, Kadzakumanja A, Makwenda CV, Tim&oacu

BMJ Glob Health, 2017; 2(4): e000408.

Rocha M , Deniel A , Meireles P , Fuertes R , Barros H , Bernier A

Int J STD AIDS, 2016 Sep;27(10):920-1. doi: 10.1177/0956462416645245.

Lorente N, Fernàndez-López L, Fuertes R3, Rojas Castro D, Pichon F, Cigan B, Chanos S , Meireles P , Lucas R , Morel S, Slaaen Kaye P, Agustí C, Klavs I, Platteau T, Casabona J; Euro HIV EDAT Study Group.

BMJ Open, 2016 Jul 13;6(7):e011314. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-011314.

Meireles P , Albuquerque AG , Vieira M , Foia S , Ferro J , Carrilho C , Lunet N

Eur J Cancer Prev, Dec 9. PubMed PMID: 25494288. Epub 2014/12/11. Eng.

Meireles P , Lucas R , Martins A , Carvalho AC , Fuertes R , Brito J , Campos MJ , Mendão L , Barros H

BMJ Open, 12;5(5):e007220. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2014-007220


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