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Research interests

During my master´s degree studies, I acquired significant experience and knowledge about the influence of the environment on Human Biology and its importance at the public health level.
More recently, I have worked as a research fellow in the project “Improvement of epidemiological health information to support public health decision and management in Portugal – towards reduced inequalities, improved health and bilateral cooperation”, at the Department of Epidemiology, National Health Institute Doctor Ricardo Jorge. Within this project, I have acquired a lot of epidemiological and statistical skills, being part of a very dynamic research team. Among the activities performed, in addition to the lab activities, I have performed statistical analysis and epidemiological interpretation of data related to the Health Status of the Portuguese population, including genetic characteristics, having written several articles published in international journals with Peer review.
I am now doing my PhD in Public Health, specifically in Epidemiolgy, and I will study the effects of air pollution exposure on cardiovascular outcomes.

Education/Academic qualification

Human Biology and Environment, Master, Universidade de Lisboa

1 Sep 200915 Nov 2011


  • R Medicine (General)
  • Epidemiology
  • Public Health
  • Environmental Health

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Research Output 2016 2019

  • 8 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
  • 8 Article
  • 1 Abstract
  • 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

Consumo adicional de sal em Portugal: resultados do Inquérito Nacional de Saúde com Exame Físico 2015

Salvador, MR., Kislaya, I., Vieira, S. C. N. G. C., Santos, AJ., Santos, J., Barreto, M., Gaio, V., Nunes, B. & Dias, C. M., 2018.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

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