Aldaísa Cassanho Forster
In 1974, she graduated in medicine from the Ribeirão Preto School of Medicine at the University of São Paulo (FMRP-USP). She got the degree in sanitary doctor in 1975, from the Department of Social Medicine at FMRP-USP, where she also attended a master’s and a doctorate in Preventive Medicine, in 1979 and 1984, respectively. She did postdoctoral work at the Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health of the Medical School of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid in 2001. She has been an associate professor in the Department of Social Medicine since 2004, developing and guiding research in Primary Care, policies and administration, and health assessment.
Altacílio Aparecido Nunes
He holds a Ph.D. in Tropical Medicine and Infectology from the Federal University of Triângulo Mineiro and a Master’s degree in Pediatrics from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (2002). Graduated in Medicine at the Medical School of Itajubá/MG (1992), he attended medical residency in pediatrics and anesthesiology, as well as an MBA in Economics and Health Technology Assessment (ATS). He is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Social Medicine at the Ribeirão Preto Medical School of the University of São Paulo (FMRP-USP). He is a former Director of the University Hospital of the University of Uberaba and the Basic Health Unit School of the University of Uberaba, Former Associate Professor of the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine at the Federal University of Triângulo Mineiro, Former Professor of Pediatrics and Anesthesiology at the University of Uberaba. He is a guest editorial reviewer for several national and international scientific journals. He has experience in the field of Medicine, with an emphasis on health economics, health technology assessment, childhood obesity, childhood hypertension, childhood nutritional and metabolic disorders, HIV/AIDS epidemiology, diagnostic tests, and epidemiology of infectious diseases in childhood. He is currently the Coordinator of the Center for Health Technology Assessment at the General Hospital, Ribeirão Preto Medical School/USP (NATS-HCFMRP/USP) and the Coordinator of the Professional Master’s Program in Health Organizations Management at FMRP/USP.
Amaury Lelis Dal Fabbro
He is an Associate Professor, Department of Social Medicine, Ribeirão Preto Medical School, University of São Paulo. Physician – FMRP-USP (1981). Medical Residency – Internal Medicine-Infectious Diseases – HCRP-USP (1984). Specialization in Public Health – FSP-USP (1986). Master’s degree (1991) and Ph.D. (1997) in Preventive Medicine – FMRP-USP. Full Professor – FMRP-USP (2014). Coordinator of the Primary Care Center at FMRP-USP. Head of the Department of Internal Medicine at FMRP-USP (2015-current). Professor and Advisor of the Graduate Program in Public Health at DMS-FMRP-USP. Professor of the Medical Course at FOB-USP. Guest Professor at the Federal University of Sergipe, Graduate Program in Health Sciences (1999-current). Areas of interest: Epidemiology, Primary Health Care, Public Health, Community Medicine.
Anderson Soares da Silva
He graduated in Medicine from the Federal University of Juiz de Fora (1999), medical residency in Family and Community Medicine at HCFMRP-USP (2001), master’s degree (2003) and Ph.D. (2008) in Medical Sciences at the University of São Paulo. He is currently a Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at FMRP-USP. He works in the Collective Health area, mainly in the following subareas: Primary Care, Family Health Strategy, Information Systems linked to Primary Care, Clinical Epidemiology, Neglected Diseases, Chronic Non-Communicable Diseases, and Disease Prevention Protocols.
Antonio Ruffino Netto
Graduated in Medicine from the University of São Paulo (1964), with a specialization in Preventive Medicine from the University of São Paulo (1966), master’s degree in Epidemiology from Harvard University (1972), Ph.D. in Community Health from the Ribeirão Preto Medical School (1970), and postdoc at Harvard University (1972). He is currently a professor at the University of São Paulo, Coordinator of the Committee of the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development, Member of the Scientific Committee of the Journal of the Universidad de Buenos Aires, Editor of the Brazilian Journal of Epidemiology, General Coordinator of the TB Network of the Brazilian Research Network In Tuberculosis, Member of the Editorial Board of Instituto Adolfo Lutz, reviewer of The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, reviewer of the Journal of Pulmonology, reviewer of the Medicine Journal (Ribeirão Preto), reviewer of the Lung RJ, Reviewer of the Latin American Journal of Nursing (Ribeirão Preto), Reviewer of the Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia, eventual consultant at the State University of Southwest Bahia, Member of the editorial board of the Instituto Adolfo Lutz Journal, Advisor to the Technical Committee on Tuberculosis at Secretariat of Health Surveillance, and Reviewer of Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem (RLAE). He has experience in the field of Medicine, with an emphasis on Epidemiology, acting mainly on Epidemiology, tuberculosis, and TB skin test.
Daniela Saes Sartorelli
Graduated in Nutrition from the Federal University of Ouro Preto (1998), master’s degree in Community Health from the Ribeirão Preto Medical School of the University of São Paulo (2003), and Ph.D. in Public Health from the University of São Paulo (2005). She had two postdoc internships, the first from UNIFESP (São Paulo, 2005-2008, CNPq fellow) with the Diabetes Study Group in the Japanese-Brazilian Community of Bauru (JBDSG), and the second from INSERM (Paris, 2009, FAPESP fellow) with the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer (EPIC). She is a professor in Nutritional Epidemiology by the Department of Internal Medicine at FMRP, USP (2015). She is currently an associate professor in the Department of Social Medicine at the Ribeirão Preto Medical School of the University of São Paulo. She is an advisor of the Graduate Program in Community Health and the Graduate Program in Nutrition and Metabolism at FMRP, USP. She was the coordinator of the Graduate Program in Community Health at the Ribeirão Preto Medical School of USP (2010-2012). She has experience in the field of Nutritional Epidemiology, with an emphasis on risk and prevention of chronic diseases, acting mainly on food consumption of pregnant women, the diet of pregnant women and maternal and fetal health outcomes, investigation of risk factors and protection for type 2 diabetes, nutritional intervention to prevent type 2 diabetes, nutritional intervention to prevent excessive weight gain in pregnant women, and chronic diseases in indigenous people.
He has a degree in Physics from the State University of Campinas (1986), a master’s degree in Physics from the State University of Campinas (1993), a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of São Paulo (1999), two postdocs from the University of São Paulo, one from the São Carlos Institute of Physics (2000) and one from the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences of Ribeirão Preto (2001). He is currently an associate professor in the Department of Social Medicine at the Ribeirão Preto Medical School, USP. He is also a collaborating Professor at the Center for Health Technology and Services Research (CINTESIS) of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto. He is the leader of the Health Intelligence Laboratory (HIL) registered and certified in the CNPq group directory (http://dgp.cnpq.br/dgp/espelhogrupo/7944739360325525). He is also the coordinator of the Information Management and Informatics area at TB Network. He acts mainly in Theoretical and Computational Modeling in Health, Simulation of Health Services, and Health Information Systems. In his group, algorithms, methodologies, and applications are developed to produce computational tools and build regionalized health care systems of proactive capacity, based on the possibility of processing databases integrated into the same environment, with data characterized from the population. It is important to highlight that the development is based on three relevant axes: (1) health terminologies, (2) interoperability between health information systems, (3) and auditing and data quality systems.
Edson Zangiacomi Martinez
I have a degree in Statistics from the State University of Campinas (1995), a Master’s degree in Statistics from the Federal University of São Carlos (2001), and a Ph.D. in Medical Sciences (Tocogynecology) from the State University of Campinas (2003). I am currently an Associate Professor at the University of São Paulo (USP/Ribeirão Preto). I also coordinated the Graduate Program in Community Health from 2006 to 2010, and from 2012 to 2016. I am a Member of the Research Ethics Committee (CEP) of General Hospital, Ribeirão Preto Medical School (HCFMRP), since 2012. I have experience in Statistics, with an emphasis on Biostatistics, working mainly on Bayesian methods in health, statistical methods in meta-analysis, diagnostic tests, sensitivity, and specificity.
Elisabeth Meloni Vieira
I graduated as a Medical Doctor in 1979 from the Federal University of Juiz de Fora. In 1982, I received the degree of Specialist in Public Health and 1990 a Master Degree in Preventive Medicine both from the University of São Paulo. I obtained a doctorate in Applied Population Research from the University of Exeter in 1994, sponsored by the World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program and CNPq. I started working in the Medical School of Ribeirão Preto-University of São Paulo in 1999, and in 2006 I became an Associate Professor of the Department of Social Medicine where I work until now. Working experiences: I started working as a Research Assistant at the Carlos Chagas Foundation in 1982 in a project for Sexual Health Education named This sex that is ours? From this project, I became a Junior Consultant in Cape Vert Islands for UNESCO in 1983. I was approved to be a Health Doctor for the São Paulo State Health Secretariat in 1984 and worked in the Institute of Health as part of a team developing studies and training health professionals in the Women’s Comprehensive Health Program. I coordinated this Program for few months before going to England. In my return to Brazil, I worked as a Senior Program Officer for the Brazilian Officer of AIDSCAP Project implemented by Family Health International and funded by USAID. My research areas at the University are reproductive health, sexuality, and gender. I participated in several Committees, including CISMU at the National Health Council, and organizing congresses and conferences. I participated in several international seminars in many countries and technical working groups such as the Working Group on Classification of Sexual Disorders and Sexual Health for the revision of ICD-10 of World Health Organization (2011-2013). I am a referee for several national and international scientific journals.
Fernando Bellissimo Rodrigues
He graduated in Medicine from the Ribeirão Preto Medical School (FMRP-USP) and had his residency, master’s, and Ph.D. in Internal Medicine and Infectology from the same institution. He held a postdoc in Prevention and Control of Hospital Infections at the University of Geneva and the World Health Organization (WHO), in Switzerland, under the supervision of Prof. Didier Pittet. He founded and coordinated the WHO Regional Training Centers for Implementation Research Training for the Americas from 2015 to 2018. He is currently an associate professor in the Department of Social Medicine at FMRP-USP, Coordinator of the Graduate Program in Public Health, and leader of the CNPq Research Group named Epidemiology and Control of Infectious Diseases.
Giordana Campos Braga
Giordana Braga is currently a Ph.D. Professor in the medical course at the University of Ribeirão Preto (UNAERP). She has a medical residency in Gynecology and Obstetrics at IMIP-PE and holds a Master’s and Ph.D. in Tocogynecology from the University of São Paulo (USP-Ribeirão Preto). She is a Professor of the graduate program in Public Health at the University of São Paulo (USP- Ribeirão Preto), with experience in the area of Reproductive Health and Primary Health Care.
Gleici da Silva Castro Perdoná
She has a degree in Mathematics from the State University of Londrina (1994), a master’s degree in Statistics from the Federal University of São Carlos (2001), and a Ph.D. in Computer Science and Computational Mathematics from the University of São Paulo (2006). She is currently a Ph.D. professor at the University of São Paulo. She has experience in the area of Probability and Statistics, with an emphasis on Parametric Inference, acting mainly on risk models (long term), accelerated survival tests, bootstrap tests, Regression models, and classification models. She was the treasurer of the Brazilian Statistics Association (ABE) from 2014-16.
Jair Lício Ferreira Santos
He has a degree in Physics from the University of São Paulo (1965), a Master’s degree in Sociology from the University of Chicago (1968), and a Ph.D. in Public Health from the University of São Paulo (1972). He is a Full Professor (1985) and Professor of Demography (1992) from the School of Public Health of USP. He is currently a Professor – Senior Collaborator – at the Ribeirão Preto Medical School at the University of São Paulo. He was a member of the advisory committee of CAPES – Urban and Regional Planning and Demography area from 2001 to 2010 and has been a member of the CNPq’s CA-SA advisory committee since 2018. He is an Associate Editor of Revista de Saúde Pública, member of the review board of Revista Latinoamericana de Enfermagem (Ribeirão Preto), Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia, Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira, Revista da Escola de Enfermagem (São Paulo), Revista Brasileira de Psiquiatria, Revista Paidéia, Cadernos de Saúde Pública, Acta Amazônica, Australian Journal of Occupational Therapy, International Journal of Public Health, Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Archives of Clinical Psychiatry, Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, Chronic Diseases and Translational Magazine Medicine, and publications affiliated to the BMC-series journals. At ABEP – Brazilian Association of Population Studies, he was the Vice President (2015/2016) and coordinator of the Working Group on Population & Health (2006-2010). He was also the Director of the School of Public Health at USP (1997-2001) and Executive Director of FAEPA – Foundation for Support to Teaching, Research, and Assistance at HCFMRP (2005 – 2009). He has experience in the field of Public Health, with an emphasis on Epidemiology, working mainly on mortality, quality of life, aging, and mental health.
Janise Braga Barros Ferreira
Professor at the Ribeirão Preto Medical School at the University of São Paulo in the Department of Social Medicine. Ph.D. in Public Health from the University of São Paulo (2007), Master in Medical Sciences from the University of São Paulo (2000). Medical Residency in Preventive and Social Medicine – USP (1995-1996) and in Anesthesiology/HCSL- MG (1991-1992) and graduated in Medicine from the University of Vale do Sapucaí – MG (1990). She is the Coordinator of the Family Health Center V at FMRP-USP and Coordinator of the Health Management area at the Center for Health Information and Informatics at FMRP-USP. She has experience in the field of Public Health, with an emphasis on Public Health, working mainly on Primary health care/Family health; Health planning, management and evaluation; Vulnerable population.
João Mazzoncini de Azevedo Marques
I have a degree in Medicine from FMRP-USP (1983-1989), a medical residency in Psychiatry from HCFMRP-USP (1990-1993), a specialization in Family Health from USP (2003-2004), and a Ph.D. in Mental Health from FMRP-USP (2004-2009). I was the Coordinator of the Mental Health Program of the Ribeirão Preto Municipal Health Department from 1994 to 1999, planning and organizing the implementation and restructuring of services such as Psychosocial Care Centers (CAPS) and Mental Health Outpatient Centers – for users of psychoactive substances and patients with mental disorders not related to substances, for adults, teenagers, and children. I continued working on these services as a doctor until 2001. In 2012 I became a representative of the Council of Municipal Health Secretaries of the State of São Paulo (CONSEMS-SP) in the State Conductor Group of the Psychosocial Care Network. In 2012/2013 I acted as the technical advisor to the XIII Regional Health Board of the State of São Paulo (DRS-XIII). I was an assistant physician at HCFMRP-USP, from 1993 to 2014, collaborating with the Medical Course at FMRP-USP (in disciplines of the first, fourth, fifth, and sixth years) and with the residency of Psychiatry, Family and Community Medicine, and Internal medicine. I also collaborated with the planning, restructuring, and implementation of services at this university hospital: Psychiatric Emergency Service, Psychiatric Inpatient for Brief Hospitalization (EPIB) and its Post-Discharge Outpatient Clinics, providing daily care and supervising students and residents – and in 2002/2003 I was the technical and administrative personnel in charge for it. Since 1999, I planned, implemented, and became coordinator of Matrix Support activities in Psychiatry developed with the Family Health teams at the School Health Center of FMRP-USP, in addition to coordinating the training activities in Mental Health of the Residency of Family and Community Medicine of HCFMR-USP. In 2004/2005 and 2013/2014, I was the Coordinator and Deputy Coordinator of this Medical Residency. From May 2013 to February 2014 I developed activities as a supervisor of the Program for the Valorization of Primary Care (PROVAB) of the Ministry of Health. Since March 2014 I am a professor in the Department of Social Medicine at FMRP-USP, collaborating in disciplines of the first, second, and fifth years of the undergraduate medical course. Since 2014, I also took over the management of the Family Health Center (NSF) 4 at FMRP-USP – which collaborates with activities of the USP/RP Undergraduate Courses in Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, Physiotherapy, Nutrition, Occupational Therapy, and Speech Therapy, as well as activities of the Multiprofessional Residency in Comprehensive Health Care at FMRP-USP and the Family and Community Medicine and Psychiatry Residencies at HCFMRP-USP. I currently coordinate the DRS-XIII Mental Health Information System (SISAM-13), an online computerized system developed by the Information and Informatics Center (CIIS) of FMRP-USP for the State Health Secretariat of São Paulo, whose objective is to facilitate and stimulate communication between the services that make up the Psychosocial Care Network of that region (which includes, in addition to specialized services, emergency services, and primary health care) and to regulate hospitalizations and psychiatric discharge. My activity as a researcher is aimed at improving public health services, specifically in the areas of primary health care, mental health, professional health/patient relationships, and the functioning of health service networks. Within this perspective, I am the main author or co-author of articles published or already accepted for publication in indexed journals, in addition to abstracts published in annals of scientific events and book chapters, and I am currently involved in research projects related to the themes above mentioned.
João Paulo Dias de Souza
Prof João Paulo Souza, M.D., PhD., is a full professor at the Department of Social Medicine, Ribeirao Preto Medical School, University of Sao Paulo. His main academic interests are in the intersection of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, Social Epidemiology and Health Sociology with an emphasis on maternal and perinatal health.
Jorge Alberto Achcar
He has a degree in mathematics from UNESP in 1971, a master’s degree in statistics from IME-USP, Sao Paulo in 1976, a Ph.D. in statistics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, United States, in 1982. Professor at ICMC-USP in 1990. He has postdocs from the Universities of Nottingham, England; Connecticut, USA; and Carnegie-Mellon, USA. Visiting professor at several Brazilian and foreign universities. He has worked as a professor at UNESP, UFSCAR, and USP since 1974 in the field of statistics. Currently, he works as a collaborating professor in the Department of Social Medicine at the Medical School from USP, Ribeirão Preto. He has worked in teaching and research in several areas of statistics, with an emphasis on Bayesian inference, statistics applied to medicine, engineering and economics, analysis of survival and reliability, probability, design of experiments, inference statistics, multivariate analysis, and applied stochastic processes. He supervised 10 doctoral theses, more than 50 master’s dissertations, 14 specialization essays, and several undergraduate studies. He works on Applied Statistics with papers in several national and international journals such as Statistics in Medicine, Communications in Statistics, The Statistician, Biometrical Journal, Annals of the Institute of Statistical Mathematics, Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, Journal of Biopharmaceutical Statistics, Journal of Applied Statistics, Brazilian Journal of Probability and Statistics, Probability and Statistics Letters, Estadistica, Statistical Methods, Revista da Matemática e Estatística, Brazilian Journal of Epidemiology, Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Journal of Applied Statistical Science, Applied Economics, Journal of Italian Statistical Society, Environmetrics. He has papers published in national and international papers and abstracts in conferences worldwide. (08/15/2006) (08/16/2006)
Laercio Joel Franco
Graduated in Medicine from Escola Paulista de Medicina/UNIFESP (1970), residency in Internal Medicine and Preventive Medicine from Escola Paulista de Medicina/UNIFESP (1971-4), Master’s degree in Public Health – University of Michigan, School of Public Health – Ann Arbor (1974-5), research fellow in Endocrinology – University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor (1975-6), Ph.D. in Medicine (Clinical Endocrinology) from UNIFESP (1981), postdoctoral in Clinical Epidemiology from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Texas (1983-4), professor (1989) (1989-1999) of Preventive Medicine at UNIFESP. Full professor of Social Medicine at the Ribeirão Preto Medical School, University of São Paulo from 1999-2013 and senior collaborating professor since June 2014. He has experience in Public Health, with an emphasis on Epidemiology, working mainly on diabetes mellitus, epidemiological transition, nutritional transition, acculturation, Brazilian Indians, Japanese-Brazilians, diabetes epidemiology and its complications.
Luane Marques de Mello
Graduated in Medicine from the Federal University of Triângulo Mineiro (UFTM), MG (1989), specialist in Internal Medicine, Allergy, and Immunology from Hospital do Servidor Público Estadual – Francisco Moratto de Oliveira/IAMSPE São Paulo (1990-1994); specialist in Allergy and Clinical Immunology from ASBAI (1992), master’s degree (2000) and doctorate (2005) in Health Sciences (area of concentration Clinical Pathology) from UFTM. Postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Excellence in Asthma (NEA/ProAR), Faculty of Medicine, Federal University of Bahia (2017 to 2019). She has experience in medical education since 1994. She is currently a professor in the Department of Social Medicine at the Ribeirão Preto Medical School, University of São Paulo, where she develops activities related to Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Primary Health Care, Family Health Strategy. Master’s and doctoral advisor of the Graduate Program in Public Health at the Ribeirão Preto Medical School of the University of São Paulo, and academic coordinator of the Family Health Unit Dr. Domingos A. Lomônaco – Jardim Eugênio Mendes Lopes, Ribeirão Preto. Teaching Assistant of the Principles and Practice of Clinical Research Course, ECPE, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Member of the Research Ethics Committee of the General Hospital of the Ribeirão Preto Medical School of the University of São Paulo since 03/2015. She worked in the coordination of the Medical Residency Program in Family and Community Medicine at the Ribeirão Preto Medical School – USP from 2011 to 2013.
Luciane Loures dos Santos
Graduated in Medicine from the Federal University of Juiz de Fora (1998), Medical Residency in Family and Community Medicine from the General Hospital, Ribeirão Preto Medical School at the University of São Paulo (FMRP-USP), Master’s Degree in Health at Community (2003), and Ph.D. in Medical Sciences from FMRP-USP (2010). She is currently a professor in the Department of Social Medicine at FMRP-USP. She has experience in the area of Family and Community Medicine, working mainly on Family and Community Medicine, Primary Health Care, Populations in Situations of Vulnerability, mainly the Freedom-Deprived Population.