Joana Araújo

Integrated Member (PhD)

Department: Public Health Nutrition
Research Group: Nutrition and Obesity Epidemiology

Joana Araújo graduated in Nutritional Sciences at the Faculty of Nutrition and Food Sciences in 2008, and completed a Master in Public Health in 2010 and a PhD in Public Health in 2016 at the University of Porto Medical School (Portugal). From Oct 2017 to May 2019, she was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Department of Nutrition, Gillings School of Global Public Health, UNC, studying obesity and cardiometabolic health, and causes of unintentional weight loss in young to middle-aged adults.


Presently, she is a Postdoctoral Fellow of the Epidemiology Research Unit (EPIUnit), and member of the Nutrition and Obesity Epidemiology Research Group. Her research areas of interest are the nutritional and obesity epidemiology, and in particular the life course approach to obesity and cardiometabolic factors, with a focus on adolescence and young adulthood.


ORCID: 0000-0001-9649-3177