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Saúde Pública



The evaluation of healthcare services and their relation with relevant public health events/diseases, including mortality, infectious or chronic diseases, and service use indicators. Investigation of structure-process-outcome interactions with emphasis on health care quality, including access, utilization, efficacy, efficiency, equity, compliance, epidemiological surveillance actions, among others. Application of qualitative and quantitative methodologies, particularly surveys, cohort and case-control studies.


Development of projects based on concepts and methods associated with comprehensive multidisciplinary approaches to health-labor relations. Occupational health surveys focused on labor-related issues and diseases affecting employees of the public sector (health, education, urban transportation, and judiciary). Application of results to sectoral policy development, particularly training and management programs for professional activities within the Ministry of Health, Pan American Health Organization and Ministry of Education. For further information, visit


Analysis and evaluation of health care policies with regard to social welfare, their determinants and outcomes, in order to formulate alternatives for resource allocation and strategies for achieving efficiency and equity in health management. The incorporation of health economics assists in setting priorities and provides tools and/or methodologies for economic and epidemiological assessment, studies in health supply and demand, investigations about health insurance plans, medical and diagnostic technology assessment, as well as analysis of health systems.


Investigation of non-communicable diseases (NCD), their determinants and complications, and respective distal, medial and proximal risk factors, so as to build up cutting edge epidemiological knowledge. The research projects are expected to gather and generate scientific evidence to guide public policies focused on NCD prevention and control, and on reduction of social inequalities in health related to these diseases. This area of research interest includes investigations of general and specific populations via long-term longitudinal design studies, among others.


Development of general population-based and population-specific epidemiological studies involving primary data collection or secondary data obtained from several sources available in the country. This area of research interest includes projects designed to identify health conditions affecting elderly populations and investigating their determinants.


It addresses urban health aspects and spatial and temporal trends, development of multidisciplinary and intersectoral projects to analyze health-related events and diseases of populations in the context of urbanization, with emphasis on iniquities and their determinants. In addition to projects with traditional epidemiological design, urban health research comprises multi-method studies to assess urban interventions derived from the health and other sectors in the city, such as traffic, qualification interventions in informal settlements (villages and slums) and others.