I am Assistant Professor (Prof. Auxiliar com Agregação) at Porto University Medical School (FMUP) and Head of the Allergy Units of CUF Porto Instituto and Hospital. Also, I am researcher at Center for Health Technologies and Services Research (CINTESIS) [FCT, SAU-753] and General Secretary of the Portuguese Society of Allergology and Clinical Immunology. I was co-director (Health Information) of the Harvard Medical School Portugal Program in 2011-12.
My main clinical interests, in both children and adults are Asthma and Rhinitis, Lung function and airways inflammation, Urticaria and Anaphylaxis (to food and drugs).
Currently, my main research interests are Patient-Reported Outcomes (PRO), Evaluation and implementation of health technologies and m-Health.
I am the coordinator of two courses at the PhD program on Clinical and Health Services Research (FMUP) - Health Services Research Course and of Intervention studies - clinical trials course
I co-authored over 250 publications, and have >1000 citations of papers indexed by ISI Thomson Reuters with a h-index of 19 (http://www.researcherid.com/rid/B-7562-2008). I have been involved in 24 research projects, 8 as Principal Investigator e.g. Control and Burden of Asthma and Rhinitis (funded by FCT, PTDC/SAU-SAP/119192/2010 and National Scientific Societies), and Chronic diseases of the airways - contents and tools for productive interactions between empowered patients and proactive professionals (funded by FCT, HMSP-IDSIM/SIM/0018/2009) or the CARAT project - Control of Allergic Rhinitis and Asthma Questionnaire (www.caratnetwork.org).