Olga Laszczynska Rocha

Integrated Member (PhD)

Department: Epidemiology
Research Group: Non Communicable Diseases Epidemiology


Olga Laszczyńska Rocha has a BSc in Food Technology and Human Nutrition (University of Environmental and Life Science, Wroclaw, Poland). She obtained an MSc in Epidemiology (Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto) with the dissertation “Validity of the Seattle Heart Failure Model for prognosis in patients with chronic heart failure from a population at low coronary heart disease risk” and completed her PhD in Public Health (FMUP) with the thesis “EMR (electronic medical records) – embedded predictive model for acute kidney injury in an acute care hospital” (SFRH/BD/104037/2014).
She is an experienced researcher in clinical epidemiology with a particular focus on cardiovascular disease. She was actively involved in the development and carrying out of large-scale both retrospective and prospective cohort studies: “A pharmacoepidemiological approach to the study of prognosis in acute and chronic heart failure” (FCT – PTDC / SAU – ESA 107940/ 2008) and “Inequalities in coronary heart disease management and outcomes in Portugal” (PTDC/DTP-EPI/0434/2012). Much of her work is currently directed at integrating patient-centred outcome measures into research and care processes to improve health status and health care delivery. Her work builds on considerable expertise and skills in handling big data sets, including electronic medical records. She published 26 scientific papers, 7 of which as a first author, in peer-reviewed indexed journals.


ORCID: 0000-0001-7786-9431