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Research interests

I graduated in Microbiology and Genetics by the University of Lisbon in 1998 and completed my PhD degree in Molecular Genetics at the same University in 2005. I have performed my postdoctoral studies in mouse models of complex diseases in the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York and in the National Health Institute Doutor Ricardo Jorge, in Lisbon. My major research interest focus on novel approaches to study complex disorders. I am articularly interested in dissecting gene-environment interactions, given that these disorders result from the complex interplay between genetic and environmental factors. I have two major ongoing projects in this field, namely the National Health Examination Survey for which a biobank of biological samples and corresponding data of a representative sample of the Portuguese population is being set and the study of gene-environment interactions in health and disease - a Portuguese Survey. These projects include the use and integration of enormous quantity of data, which we believe will constitute a major contribution to the knowledge in the field.

Education/Academic qualification

Biology (genetics), Doctorate, Universidade de Lisboa

1 Sep 200031 Dec 2005

External positions

Researcher , Instituto Nacional de Saúde Dr. Ricardo Jorge

1 Jul 2006 → …

Researcher , Mount Sinai School of Medicine

1 Jan 200630 Jun 2006


  • RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
  • Health Examination surveys
  • biobank
  • population genetics
  • gene-environment interactions

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Research Output 2016 2019

  • 8 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
  • 8 Article
  • 1 Meeting Abstract
Social Class
Self Report
General Practitioners

Oral hygiene habits in Portugal: results from the first Health Examination Survey (INSEF 2015)

Santos, J., Antunes, L., Namorado, S., Kislaya, I., João Santos, A., Rodrigues, A. P., Braz, P., Gaio, V., Barreto, M., Lyshol, H., Nunes, B. & Matias Dias, C. M., 1 Jan 2019, In : Acta Odontologica Scandinavica.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Oral Hygiene
Health Surveys
odds ratio
Human Influenza
Odds Ratio
1 Citation (Scopus)

Prevalence, awareness, treatment and control of diabetes in Portugal: results from the first National Health examination Survey (INSEF 2015)

on behalf of the INSEF Research Group, 1 Jun 2018, In : Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice. 140, p. 271-278 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Health Surveys
Prediabetic State
Cross-Sectional Studies
Computer Security
7 Citations (Scopus)

Prevalence of overweight and obesity in Portugal: results from the First Portuguese Health Examination Survey (INSEF 2015)

Gaio, V., Antunes, L., Namorado, S., Barreto, M., Gil, A., Kyslaya, I., Rodrigues, A. P., Santos, A., Bøhler, L., Castilho, E., Vargas, P., do Carmo, I., Nunes, B. & Dias, C. M., 2018, In : Obesity Research and Clinical Practice. 12, 1, p. 40-50

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Health Surveys
Marital Status