I am an Assistant Professor of Public Health at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), in Porto Alegre, Brazil. I am co-director of the Laboratory of Physical Activity, Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease (LADD) at the Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre. My research group has been working on health technology assessment and research synthesis. We have been using methodological studies, systematic reviews and clinical trials. All of these projects are designed to serve as platforms of academic education and scientific excellence, being based on practices to promote an open, public-centred, and inclusive science.
Below are brief descriptions and links for some projects I’ve worked on.
The BENEFIT-CA Trial | A trial to assess the feasibility of a home-based exercise program for individuals with breast or prostate cancer.
The PRACTICE Trial | A trial to assess the efficacy of a remote physical activity program for individual with type 2 diabetes.
SEES Initiative | A 2-year meta-research project with systematic assessment of 300+ published articles.
The HAEL Study | A trial to compare a pragmatic exercise training program versus health education in older adults.
Saude-POA Study | A cross-sectional analysis of elderly users of public physical activity programs in the city of Porto Alegre (Brazil).
Journal Club | This is a repository of articles discussed in our lab journal clubs.
Instagram | Our IG profile for the LADD Lab, with links for our study profiles.
HCPA Research | Lots of information about the research and processes in our institution.
PhD in Health Sciences (Cardiovascular Sciences) | Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul | Porto Alegre, Brazil
Visiting PhD student | University of Texas at Austin | Austin, USA
MSc in Health Sciences (Cardiovascular Sciences) | Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul | Porto Alegre, Brazil
B.S. in Exercise Sciences (Kinesiology) | Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul | Porto Alegre, Brazil
Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre | Chief, Clinical Research Division | Jan 2019 - Present
Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul | Assistant Professor | Apr 2017 - Present
Federal University of Pelotas | Assistant Professor | Feb 2016 - Apr 2017
Institute of Health Technology Assessment | Postdoctoral fellow | Oct 2012 - Dec 2015