Susana Santos

Susana Santos

Susana Santos graduated in Nutritional Sciences in 2009 and completed a Master in Epidemiology in 2012 at the University of Porto (Portugal). She completed a Joint Doctorate in Public Health between the University of Porto (Portugal) and Erasmus University Rotterdam (Netherlands) in 2017.

She worked as an intern researcher at the Centre for Food Policy, City University London (2009) and as a researcher with a scientific initiation grant and subsequently an individual doctoral grant at the Institute of Public Health, University of Porto (ISPUP) (2010-2014). From 2014 to 2022, she conducted her research at The Generation R Study Group and Department of Pediatrics at Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, the Netherlands. She also worked 6 months as postdoctoral researcher at ISGlobal, Institute for Global Health, Barcelona, Spain (2018/19). Currently, she is a PhD researcher at ITR – Laboratory for Integrative and Translational Research in Population Health, integrated in the Lab Perinatal Determinants of Health.

She has been conducting her research and also having coordinating tasks within EU H2020 funded international collaborations and consortia (Maternal Obesity and Childhood Outcomes (MOCO)-LifeCycle Project, ATHLETE and LongITools).

Her line of research has been mainly focused on the role of early adverse exposures (namely, psychosocial, lifestyle, chemical, and urban exposures) on health outcomes, in particular on body fat and cardiometabolic health, in children. She developed a special interest in the integration of the exposome concept and methodologies in this field.



J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry., 2018 Mar 25. doi: 10.1002/oby.22170. [Epub ahead of print]

Jharap VV , Santos S , Steegers EAP, Jaddoe VWV, Gaillard R

Early Human Development, 2017 May;108:23-28. doi: 10.1016/j.earlhumdev.2017.03.006. Epub 2017 Mar 30.


Nutr Metab Cardiovas Dis, 2017 Apr;27(4):360-365. doi: 10.1016/j.numecd.2016.12.007. Epub 2016 Dec 24.

Santos S , Gaillard R , Oliveira A , Barros H , Abrahamse-Berkeveld M , van der Beek EM , Hofman A , Jaddoe VWV

Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol, 2016 Sep; 30(5): 511–520.

Jelena Vidakovic A , Santos S , Williams MA , Duijts L , Hofman A , Demmelmair H , Koletzko B , Jaddoe VW , Gaillard R

J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry., 2016 Jun 29. doi: 10.1002/oby.21547. [Epub ahead of print]

Afonso L , Lopes C , Severo M , Santos S , Real H , Durão C , Moreira P , Oliveira A

Am J Clin Nutr, 2016 Mar;103(3):861-7. doi: 10.3945/ajcn.115.120824. Epub 2016 Feb 3.

Santos S , Gaillard R , Oliveira A , Barros H , Hofman A , Franco OH , Jaddoe VW

J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry., Feb;24(2):424-9. doi: 10.1002/oby.21343. Epub 2016 Jan 6.


Eur J Clin Nutr, Eur J Clin Nutr, 2014 May;68(5):555-60. doi: 10.1038/ejcn.2014.36. Epub 2014 Mar 19.


Nutr Res, 2013 Sep;33(9):687-95. doi: 10.1016/j.nutres.2013.07.002. Epub 2013 Aug 6.

Moreira P , Santos S , Padrão P , Cordeiro T , Bessa M , Valente H , Barros R , Teixeira V , Mitchell V , Lopes C , Moreira A

Int J Environ Res Public Research, 7(3):1121-38


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