Cláudia de Freitas

Integrated Member (PhD)

Department: Health and Society
Research Group: Social Epidemiology


Cláudia de Freitas is Associate Researcher at the Institute of Public Health, member of the EPIUnit – research group on Social Epidemiology, and Invited Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto. She holds a PhD in Social Sciences from Utrecht University, a Master in Migration and Ethnic Studies from the University of Amsterdam and a Licentiate degree in Psychology from the University of Coimbra.

Her research interests include public and patient involvement in policy, care and research with a focus on genetic and reproductive technologies and on its implications for health policy. She is also interested on migration, diversity and health. She supervises the work of PhD and Master students on these and other related topics.

She participates in several international and national research projects and she coordinates the projects DATAGov – Public and patient involvement in health data governance and Making asylum systems work in the EU: a case study of policy implementation in Portugal.

She is Invited Professor in the Master of International migration, Health and Well-being at the Faculty of Psychology of the University of Seville, lecturer on the Course of Specialisation in Public Health, and a research collaborator of the Centre for Research and Studies in Sociology at University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL).

She was a visiting scholar at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and at the School of Social Work at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.


ORCID: 0000-0002-1828-8642