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Isabel de Camargo Neves Sacco


Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Medicina (FM)  (Institutional affiliation from the last research proposal)
Birthplace: Brazil

Prof. Isabel C. N. Sacco has a Bachelor?s degree (1995), a MSc (1997) and a PhD (2001) in Physical Education by the University of Sao Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil). Her graduation and post-graduation majors focused on the diabetic neuropathy, and since then it is her main clinical and scientific expertise. Nowadays, she is an Associate Professor (MS5-3) at the School of Medicine of the University of Sao Paulo (since 1999); 1B Research fellow of CNPq-Brazil (National Council for Scientific and Technological Development); and the head of the Laboratory of Biomechanics of Movement and Human Posture (LaBiMPH), whose main areas of research today include intelligent systems for decision making in health, Education in Health, Biomechanics and rehabilitation of diabetic and osteoarthritis patients, and recreational runners. Prof. Sacco is currently on the editorial specialists? board of the Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy and serves as a reviewer of several Journals in the Biomechanics and Rehabilitation fields all over the world. Prof. Sacco coordinates and supervises research mainly related to biomechanics of human locomotion and rehabilitation of different neuromuscular pathologies, including diabetes and neuropathy, and studies on running and sports footwear. Acted as the Director of the Post Graduate Program in Rehabilitation Sciences at School of Medicine USP (2015-2019) and currently, is the vice-director. She had been honored by the Brazilian Government as one of the only 22 young (under forty years old) female Brazilian scientists in the national territory with a recognized merit, building up an academic carrier of national and international recognition with relevant scientific production and important role in the formation of human resources. Mother of Paola Sacco (18 yrs old). (Source: Lattes Curriculum)

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