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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

Keywords

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

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Research Output at NOVA 2016 2019

  • 17 Citations
  • 2 h-Index
  • 10 Article
  • 1 Meeting Abstract
Hypercholesterolemia
Social Class
Self Report
Hypertension
General Practitioners
1 Citation (Scopus)

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. 77, 5, p. 334-339

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Portugal
Oral Hygiene
Health Surveys
Habits
Tooth
1 Citation (Scopus)
3 Downloads (Pure)

Sociodemographic disparities in hypertension prevalence: results from the first Portuguese National Health Examination Survey

Translated title of the contribution: Disparidades sociodemográficas da prevalência de hipertensão: resultados do primeiro Portuguese Health Examination SurveyRodrigues, A. P., Gaio, V., Kislaya, I., Graff-Iversen, S., Cordeiro, E., Silva, A. C., Namorado, S., Barreto, M., Gil, A. P., Antunes, L., Santos, A., Miguel, J. P., Nunes, B. & Dias, C. M., 1 Aug 2019, In : Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia. 38, 8, p. 547-555 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Health Surveys
Hypertension
Occupations
Population
Blood Pressure
Portugal
Solar System
Health Surveys
Population
Education
2 Citations (Scopus)
12 Downloads (Pure)

The first Portuguese National Health Examination Survey (2015): design, planning and implementation

Nunes, B., Barreto, M., Gil, A. P., Kislaya, I., Namorado, S., Antunes, L., Gaio, V., Santos, A. J., Rodrigues, A. P., Santos, J., Roquette, R., Alves-Alves, C., Castilho, E., Cordeiro, E., Dinis, A., Prokopenko, T., Silva, A. C., Vargas, P., Lyshol, H. & Dias, C. M., 2019, In : Journal of public health (Oxford, England). 41, 3, p. 511-517

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Health Surveys
Health Planning
Portugal
Health
Sample Size