Graduate in Dentistry at Federal University of Bahia (1993), Master in Dentistry (Stomatology), Federal University of Bahia- UFBA (2001), PhD in Human Pathology, Gonçalo Moniz Research Center / Oswaldo Cruz Foundation / BA (2004), Post Doctor in Medicine and Human Health, Bahiana School of Medicine and Public Health (2007), Habilitation in Bioethics in 2011 (School of Medicine, UFBA) Associate Professor, School of Medicine, Federal University of Bahia, UFBA (2011). Full Professor at Bahiana School of Medicine and Public Health (EBMSP) from 2005 to May 2017, currently, she is a Researcher at BAHIANA, with no employment relationship. She is a permanent professor at two Postgraduate Programs: Medicine and Health and Health, Environment and Work, School of Medicine, UFBA. She is a stomatologist at the Liver Transplant Outpatient Clinic, Federal University of Bahia, Professor Edgar Santos University Hospital (HUPES) and in the Multiprofessional Residency Program, HUPES UFBA. She contributes with the specialization course in Public Health with a focus on family health for dentists by the Federal University of Bahia. She is a Titular Member of the Brazilian College of Maxillofacial Surgery and Traumatology. Researcher in the field of Quality of life, being a member of the International Society for Quality of Life Research, ISOQOL and of the International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies- ISQOLS. Following areas of interest: quality of life related to general health and oral health in patients with chronic and infectious diseases (viral hepatitis, HIV, HTLV) and Quality of life in workers' health. She is a founding member and current coordinator of the Research Center and Transdisciplinary Education in Bioethics (NETBIO), School of Medicine, Federal University of Bahia, member of the International Schweitzer Lambarene Association (AISL), France-Gabon. Coordinator of the International Agreement AISL-UFBA. Vice-coordinator of the Ethics and Research with human beings Committee, School of Medicine, UFBA. Coeditor of the Brazilian Journal of Medicine and Human Health. Member of the Academy of Sciences of the State of Bahia.