Samantha Morais has a BSc Hons in Science and Technology Studies (York University, Canada) and obtained an MSc in Epidemiology (FMUP) with the dissertation “Dealing with missing data: an application in the study of family history of hypertension”. She was awarded a research fellowship within the project “Determinants of gastric and esophageal cancers incidence in the north of Portugal” (PTDC/SAU-EPI/122460/2010). She completed her PhD in Public Health (FMUP) with the thesis “Risk and survival of gastric cancer related second primary tumours: a competing risks framework” (SFRH/BD/102585/2014). She is currently a post-doctoral researcher within the project “NEON-PC – Neuro-oncological complications of prostate cancer: longitudinal study of cognitive decline” (POCI-01-0145-FEDER-032358). She has co-supervised one Integrated Masters dissertation, and is currently a supervisor of one Masters dissertation and a co-supervisor of one PhD thesis. She is a member of the Non Communicable Diseases Epidemiology research group (EPIUnit ISPUP).