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Maria Sharmila Alina de Sousa

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Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP). Campus São Paulo. Escola Paulista de Medicina (EPM)  (Institutional affiliation from the last research proposal)
Birthplace: Brazil

EDUCATION: B.Sc. in Biomedical Sciences (2007), M.Sc. in Pharmaceutical Medicine (2008), M.Res. in Medicine (Clinical Endocrinology, Human and Medical Gentics - Cancer Genetics) and Ph.D. in Medicine (Clinical Endocrinology, Bioethics, Translational Medicine) from at Escola Paulista de Medicina, Universidade Federal de São Paulo (EPM-Unifesp); M.Sc. in Medicine Science & Society (2011) with Merit from King's College London (University of London). PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Students' representative at EPM-Unifesp Research Ethics Committee (2005-2013); Associate Researcher at EPM-Unifesp Laboratory of Genetic Bases of Thyroid Nodules (2007-); Associate Researcher at EPM-Unifesp Laboratory of Molecular and Translational Endocrinology at EPM-Unifesp (2010-); Visiting PhD Researcher at King's College London's (KCL) Department of Political Economy (2013/2014) sponsored by São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) BEPE scholarship; Intern at the World Health Organization ePORTUGUESe Network program (Aug-Oct/2014); CNPq Undergraduate Scientific Initiation Scholarship Awardee at Laboratory of Vascular Physiology (2006); FAPESP Scholarships Awardee for Undergraduate Scientific Initiation (2007), Masters/MRes (2008/2009) and Doctorate/PhD (2010-2015) Research Projects; REC EPM-Unifesp Students' Representative Scholarship at MSc in Pharmaceutical Medicine at EPM-Unifesp (2008); CAPES-PDSE Scholarship at the Centre for Biomedicine & Society (2010/2011) at KCL; KCL Post-Graduate Taught Masters Awardee (2010/2011); Visiting Researcher at Department of Scientific and Technological Policies of the Institute of Geosciences at Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Unicamp) (2016/2017); Associate Researcher at the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation School of Governance (Fiocruz Brasilia 2016/20) as Senior Implementation Science Consultant at project partnership with the Department of Management of Incorporation of Health Technologies (Executive Secretariat of the HTA Agency of the Ministry of Health of Brazil - Conitec) and development of MoH guidelines and courses on evidence-informed policy and deliberative dialogues for the Department of Science and Technology (Secretariat of Science, Technology, Innovation and Health Industry Complex) of the Ministry of Health of Brazil; Brazil Ambassador (2019-) of the Research Impact Academy; Research Group $aúde 4.0 (Health $ciences 4.0) Coordinator at the think tank Laboratory of Politics, Behaviour and Media (LABÔ) at Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC-SP) (2020); Research Fellow at Consumer Culture, Society and Trends at LABÔ from PUC-SP (2020-); Freelance Consultant (2015-) in Public Health Genomics (or 6P Medicine - Predictive, Preventive, Personalised/Precision, Participatory, Psychocognitive and Populational), Citizen Science and Impact Intelligence (Real World Evidence Generation and Clinical and Qualitative Data Science). EXPERIENCE FIELDS: Cancer Genomics, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Bioethics, Research Ethics, Medical Humanities, Evidence-based Medicine, Evidence-Informed Policy and Decision-Making, Health Technology Assessment, Qualitative Evidence Syntheses, Knowledge Translation, Implementation Science, Scientometrics, Social Studies of Science & Technology (STS), Real World Data/Evidence, Data Protection Laws (LGPD, HIPAA-GINA, GDPR). INTERESTS: (co)production and use of (quantitative, qualitative mixed-methods) evidence (formally published in peer-reviewed indexed journals and coloquially shared through digital social media and the internet) to inform policy and decision-making for a sustainable, equitable, solidaristic and responsible health sector of the Brazilian bioeconomy (Health Industry Complex). (LinkedIn: (Source: Lattes Curriculum)

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