Susana Silva

Integrated Member (PhD)

Department: Health and Society
Research Group: Social Epidemiology


Susana Silva, PhD in Sociology, is the chair of the Department of Health and Society at the Institute of Public Health of the University of Porto (ISPUP). She was awarded a Development Grant from the FCT Investigator Programme for the period 2017-21, a researcher-centred, highly competitive scheme, aimed at providing support for the most talented and creative researchers in Portugal. Silva is an appointed member of the Board of Directors of ISPUP since 2015, and Invited Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Medicine (U. Porto) since 2016.


Her research interests include people-centred and integrated care, with a focus on the societal and ethical challenges emerging from the uses of reproductive and genetic technologies and on its implications for contemporary modes of governance of research, health regulation and clinical practices. She is also interested on social determinants of health. Her current multi- and mixed-methods research engages sociological and epidemiological perspectives, and the ethics in public health, to foster safe, ethical and innovative health technologies and to reduce health inequalities.


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