Romeu Mendes is a Medical Doctor with a PhD in Sports Sciences. He also holds a medical specialty in Public Health and postgraduate studies in Sports Medicine and Public Health.
Professionally he is a Public Health Medical Doctor at the Portuguese Northern Region Health Administration (where he acts as a Health Authority and as a member of the board of the primary health care units of Douro I – Marão e Douro Norte), Invited Assistant Professor at the University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, and Consultant at the World Health Organization for the area of noncommunicable diseases.
He is also a Researcher at the Epidemiology Research Unit of the Institute of Public Health of the University of Porto (integrated at the associated Laboratory for Integrative and Translational Research in Population Health – where he leads the research group on “physical activity and noncommunicable diseases”) and at the Portugal Football School of the Portuguese Football Federation.
He is still the Deputy-Director of the National Program for the Promotion of Physical Activity at the Portuguese Directorate General of Health, and the coordinator of “Diabetes em Movimento” and “SWEET-Football” – community-based exercise programs for patients with type 2 diabetes.
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