Raquel Duarte

Integrated Member (PhD)

Department: Epidemiology
Research Group: Infectious Diseases Epidemiology


Institutional affiliation: Medical School and Institute of Public Health of Porto University; Hospital Centre of Vila Nova de Gaia/Espinho, Portugal ;

Academic degrees: Medical degree; Master in Public Health; Master in Health Economics; PhD in Public health

City and country of primary residence: Porto, Portugal


Brief biography:

Raquel Duarte is a Portuguese pulmonologist with academic background on Public Health and Health Economics. She has been Secretary State of Health of the XXI Portuguese Government.

She is Pulmonologist at Hospital Centre of Vila Nova de Gaia/Espinho, Professor in the Medical School and in the Institute of Public Health of Porto University and Head of the Infectious Diseases Research Group at Institute of Public Health, Porto.

In terms of international appointments, she was the Secretary General, Vice-President and recently elected President of the "Europe Region Officers International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases"; member of the Disease Network Coordination Committee of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC); she was chair of the tuberculosis group of the European Respiratory Society and now elected secretary of the Assembly 10, Respiratory Infections.

She was called as advisor to help the organization of the regional response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the North region of Portugal.