Sara has a degree in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Algarve (2009) and Master degree in Pharmaceutical Medicine from the University of Aveiro (2013) and completed her PhD in Public Health at University of Porto in 2020.
Currently is a PhD researcher in the project HIneC “When do health inequalities start? Understanding the impact of childhood social adversity on health trajectories from birth to early adolescence (AAC Nº 02/SAICT/2017-POCI-01-0145-FEDER—029567).
Sara participated as a research fellow in several national and international research projects: Lifepath - Lifecourse biological pathways underlying social differences in healthy ageing (PHC-01-2014 - 633666); “The influence of hygrothermal conditions on quality of life in social housing” (FCT EXPL/ECM-COM/1999/2013), a collaboration of the Institute of Public Health and the Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto; “An educational intervention to improve the use of antibiotics in Portuguese Health Professionals: a cluster-randomized trial”(PTDC/SAU-ESA/105530/2008), University of Aveiro.
Her research interests are related to the biology of social adversity, namely the health consequences of social adverse experiences and socioeconomic inequalities during early life.