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I am a public health and epidemiology researcher with a particular interest in studying the dynamics of HIV and prevention options among key populations, in a community participatory research framework. In June 2020, I obtained my PhD in Public Health to the Faculty of Medicine, University of Porto. The thesis research activities were conducted at the Epidemiology Research Unit-Institute of Public Health, University of Porto (EPIUnit-ISPUP), and funded by an individual grant from the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (ref. SFRH/BD/112867/2015). I was awarded the best student prize for the PhD course. I have a BSc in Clinical Analysis and Public Health since 2007 from the School of Health, Polytechnic of Porto, and a Master in Public Health since 2015 from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Porto. I was awarded a Scholarship funded through an unrestricted Grant provided by Merck Sharp & Dohme ¿ MSD Award in the scope of the Masters in Public Health. I have published 16 articles in peer-reviewed journals, and 13 abstracts in conference proceedings. I have presented or co-authored 25 oral communications (5 by invitation) and 15 posters, and have won the Best Presentation Prize at the 9th Young Researchers' Forum ASPHER 2017. I have been invited to give lecture to the PhD and MSC courses in Public Health and Medicine, and the Specialization Course in Public Health for medical residents. Furthermore, I was co-organizer and lecturer of the course "Epidemiological methods to assess hard to reach populations" at the Brazilian Epidemiology Congress, in October 2017 in Florianopolis, Brazil. I am currently a member of the Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases research group at the EPIUnit-ISPUP. Since 2018, I am a member of the executive commission of The Lisbon Cohort of Men who have Sex with Men and a Member of the Latin American Men Who Have Sex With Men Internet Survey 2018 (LAMIS 2018) Editorial Board. In 2020, I was elected as a board member of the Associação Portuguesa de Epidemiologia (2020-2022). In the same year I was also appointed as a member of the University of Porto COVID-19 taskforce.
Identification

Personal identification

Full name
Paula Meireles

Citation names

  • Meireles, Paula

Author identifiers

Ciência ID
141F-CCDF-0735
ORCID iD
0000-0001-9055-7491
AuthenticusID
R-00K-2TN
Google Scholar ID
https://scholar.google.pt/citations?user=O3fcjuMAAAAJ&hl=en

Email addresses

  • paula.meireles@ispup.up.pt (Professional)

Addresses

  • EPIUnit - Instituto de Saúde Pública, Universidade do Porto, 4050-600, Porto, Porto, Portugal (Professional)

Websites

  • https://ispup.up.pt/pessoas/paula-meireles/ (Professional)

Knowledge fields

  • Medical and Health Sciences - Health Sciences - Public and Environmental Health

Languages

Language Speaking Reading Writing Listening Peer-review
English Upper intermediate (B2) Upper intermediate (B2) Upper intermediate (B2) Upper intermediate (B2)
Education
Degree Classification
2016 - 2020/06/09
Concluded
Saúde Pública (Doutoramento)
Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Medicina, Portugal

Universidade do Porto Unidade de Investigação em Epidemiologia, Portugal
"Preexposure prophylaxis for HIV prevention among men who have sex with men: understanding eligibility and early uptake" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
2015 - 2016
Concluded
Saúde Pública (Curso de doutoramento (conclusão de unidades curriculares))
Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Medicina, Portugal
2015/02/12
Concluded
Mestrado em Saúde Pública (Mestrado)
Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Medicina, Portugal
"The Lisbon cohort of men who have sex with men: study protocol and HIV incidence" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
18
2007
Concluded
Análises Clínicas e Saúde Pública (Licenciatura)
Instituto Politécnico do Porto Escola Superior de Saúde, Portugal
"Efeito da criopreservação na viabilidade de células hematopoiéticas" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
15
Affiliation

Science

Category
Host institution
Employer
2020/06 - Current Postdoc (Research) Instituto de Saúde Pública da Universidade do Porto., Portugal
2014/07 - 2016/01 Researcher (Research) Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade do Porto, Portugal

Other Careers

Category
Host institution
Employer
2012/03 - 2012/08 Técnico de 2ª Classe (Técnico de Diagnóstico e Terapêutica - Técnico de Análises Clínicas e de Saúde Pública) CLÍNICA PRIVADA DAS LUNDAS, Angola
2008/09 - 2010/09 Técnico de 2ª Classe (Técnico de Diagnóstico e Terapêutica - Técnico de Análises Clínicas e de Saúde Pública) RADELFE, CLÍNICA DE RADIOLOGIA DE PAÇOS DE FERREIRA , Portugal

Others

Category
Host institution
Employer
2015/10/12 - 2020/06/09 PhD student Universidade do Porto Unidade de Investigação em Epidemiologia, Portugal
Projects

Grant

Designation Funders
2020 - Current Da infeção por SARS-CoV-2 à COVID-19. Estudo da cinética vírica e da resposta imunológica para compreender o contágio e a evolução clínica
613735895
Post-doc
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
2015 - Current Rede de Rastreio Comunitária
000200DT1
Researcher
Universidade do Porto Unidade de Investigação em Epidemiologia, Portugal
EEA Grants
2015 - 2020 Preexposure prophylaxis for HIV prevention among men who have sex with men: understanding eligibility and early uptake
SFRH/BD/112867/2015
PhD Student Fellow
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
2014 - 2017/09 Euro HIV EDAT Project - Operational knowledge to improve HIV early diagnosis and treatment among vulnerable groups in Europe
20131101
Researcher
Consumers, Health and Food Executive Agency (CHAFEA)
2014 - 2016/01 MOMI Project – Missed opportunities in Maternal and Infant health
HEALTH-FE-2010-265448
Research Fellow
Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade do Porto, Portugal
European Commission Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development Health
2012 - 2015/07 aMASE: advancing Migrant Access to health Services in Europe
260694
Researcher
European Commission Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development Health
2012 - 2015/02 Mestrado em Saúde Pública
n/a
Master Student Fellow

Contract

Designation Funders
2020 - Current Fatores de risco para infeção por SARS-CoV-2 em Portugal: um estudo caso-controlo de âmbito regional (ARSLVT)
n/a
Post-doc
Administração Regional de Saúde de Lisboa e Vale do Tejo IP
2022 - 2023/07/16 Advances in Survival analysis under double truncation and Multi-State models. Software development and cohort based-studies
EXPL/MAT-STA/0956/2021
Universidade do Minho, Portugal

Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Universidade do Porto Instituto de Saúde Pública, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
2022 - 2023/06/30 Searching, Selecting and Spreading: the three S´s of an infodemic
EXPL/COM-OUT/1572/2021
Universidade do Porto Instituto de Saúde Pública, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia

Other

Designation Funders
2013 - Current The Lisbon MSM Cohort Study – prospective cohort of HIV-negative MSM
n/a
Researcher
2020 - 2021/01/29 Serological tests for SARS-CoV-2 antibody detection among University of Porto Students
n/a
Post-doc
2020 - 2021/01/29 Serological tests for SARS-CoV-2 antibody detection among public higher education institutions of Porto
n/a
Post-doc
2020 - 2020/10 Serological Tests for SARS-CoV-2 antibodies to participants of the EPIPorto, a population-based cohort study, and their cohabitants
n/a
Post-doc
2016 - 2017/08 Retrato do uso de substâncias psicoativas na cidade do Porto
n/a
Researcher
Câmara Municipal do Porto
2013 - 2014/03 EPIPorto Study - population-based cohort study of the adult population of Porto
n/a
Other
Outputs

Publications

Conference abstract
  1. J P Costa; P Meireles; A Aguiar; A J Schmidt; H Barros. "HIV test and knowledge of U=U: insights from MSM living in Portugal and participating in EMIS 2017". Paper presented in 16th World Congress on Public Health 2020 Public Health for the future of humanity: analysis, advocacy and action. Online event, 2020.
    Published • 10.1093/eurpub/ckaa165.996
  2. F Fernandes; P Meireles; M Rocha; M Duque; H Barros. "Learnings from a decade experience of a community-based HIV and STI testing and counseling center in Lisbon – Portugal". Paper presented in 16th World Congress on Public Health 2020 Public Health for the future of humanity: analysis, advocacy and action. Online event, 2020.
    Published • 10.1093/eurpub/ckaa165.736
  3. Fernandes, F.; Meireles, Paula; Rocha M.; Rojas J.; Barros H.. "PrEP users among Lisbon MSM Cohort participants – A first look after PrEP implementation in Portugal". 2019.
    Published • 10.1093/eurpub/ckz185.355
  4. Meireles, Paula; Rocha M.; Simões D.; Barros H.. "Men who have sex with men testing at community-based voluntary counseling and testing sites in Portugal: a comparative study". 2018.
    Published
  5. Meireles, Paula; Moreira, C.; Rocha M.; Brito, J.; Mendão L.; Barros H.. "Risk of HIV infection in a cohort of men who have sex with men attending CheckpointLX in Lisbon, Portugal". 2018.
    Published • 10.1016/j.respe.2018.05.067
  6. Meireles, Paula; Barros H; Aguiar A; Simões D; Freitas R; Mendão L. "The Community Screening Network project - Surveillance of HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmitted infections in the community in Portugal". 2018.
    10.1016/j.respe.2018.05.437
  7. Meireles, Paula; Rocha M.; Campos MJ; Barros H. "PrEP use in Portugal while waiting for a policy". 2016.
    Published • 10.7448/IAS.19.8.21487
  8. Meireles, Paula; Lucas, R.; Martins, A.; Fuertes, R.; Brito, J.; Campos MJ; Mendão, L.; Barros, H.. "Incidência do VIH e sífilis numa coorte de homens que têm sexo com homens seronegativos". 2015.
    Published
  9. Martins, A.; Meireles, Paula; Fuertes, R.; Carvalho AC; Campos MJ; Mendão, L.; Barros, H.. "Uso de drogas entre homens que têm sexo com homens em Portugal: comparação entre migrantes e nacionais". 2015.
    Published
  10. Nabil, A.; Martins, A.; Meireles, Paula; Lucas, R.; Fuertes, R.; Campos, MJ.; Mendão, L.; Barros, H.. "Eligibility for HIV PrEP among men who have sex with men: Portuguese, Portuguese migrants and migrants in Portugal". 2015.
    Published
  11. Meireles, Paula; Lucas, R.; Martins, A.; Brito, J.; Campos, MJ.; Mendão, L.; Barros, H.. "Estimating HIV cases in Portuguese MSM". 2015.
    Published • 10.1007/s10654-015-0072-z.
  12. Meireles, Paula; Lucas, R.; Martins, A.; Carvalho AC.; Fuertes, R; Brito, J.; Campos, MJ.; Mendão, L.; Barros, H.. "A Lisbon MSM Cohort: protocolo do estudo.". 2014.
    Published
Conference poster
  1. Ribeiro, S; Brito, J; Veríssimo L; Meireles, Paula; Rocha, M.; Duque LM. "Access to PrEP in Portugal: a survey on MSM users’ experience". Paper presented in PrEP in Europe Summit, 2019.
  2. Rocha M; Meireles, Paula; Simões, D.; Barros, H.. "Conhecimento sobre a profilaxia pré-exposição entre homens que têm sexo com homens em Lisboa, Portugal". Paper presented in XIV Congresso Nacional Doenças Infeciosas e Microbiologia Clínica | XII Congresso Nacional VIH/SIDA, 2018.
  3. Simões, D.; Aguiar, A.; Meireles, Paula; Rocha M.; Freitas R.; Barros, H.. "Pares treinados são equivalentes a profissionais de saúde e outros com formação superior no rastreio rápido do VIH, VHB, VHC e sífilis em estruturas de base comunitária". Paper presented in XIV Congresso Nacional Doenças Infeciosas e Microbiologia Clínica | XII Congresso Nacional VIH/SIDA., 2018.
  4. Meireles, Paula; Aguiar, A.; Simões, D.; Freitas R.; Rocha M.; Barros, H.. "The Community Screening Network Project – surveillance of HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexually Transmitted Infections in the community in Portugal". Paper presented in European Congress of Epidemiology, 2018.
  5. Meireles, Paula; Rocha M.; Moreira, C.; Brito, J.; Mendão, L.; Barros, H.. "Eligibility for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis in a cohort of HIV negative Men who have Sex with Men in Lisbon, Portugal.". Paper presented in 22nd International Workshop on HIV and Hepatitis Observational Databases, 2018.
  6. Simões, D.; Meireles, Paula; Rocha, M.; Freitas R.; Aguiar A.. "Community Based Screening Network: linking science, practice and community for early diagnosis". Paper presented in World Hepatitis Summit 2017, 2017.
  7. Meireles, Paula; Costa, D.; Aguiar, A; Moreira, C.; Barros, H. "Drug use in the streets of Porto, Portugal: population size estimates using capture-recapture method in a participatory research". Paper presented in 21st International Epidemiological Association (IEA), World Congress of Epidemiology (WCE2017), 2017.
  8. Simões, D.; Freitas R.; Rocha M.; Meireles, Paula; Aguiar, A.; Barros, H.. "Community based screening network: combined HIV, hepatitis and syphilis testing and monitoring a community led partnership in Portugal.". Paper presented in HepHIV 2017 Conference: HIV and Viral Hepatitis: Challenges of Timely Testing and Care, 2017.
  9. Simões, D.; Freitas R.; Rocha, M.; Curado A; Silva, D.; Rojas J.; Aguiar, A.; Meireles, Paula; Barros, H. "Scaling-up standards, testing and linkage to care: implementation of a Portuguese community-based screening network". Paper presented in 21st International AIDS conference (AIDS 2016), 2016.
  10. Meireles, Paula; Campos, MJ; Rocha, M.; Lucas, R.; Martins A.; Brito, J.; Fuertes, R.; et al. "Knowledge and use of Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) among Men who have Sex with Men (MSM) in Portugal". Paper presented in 15th European AIDS Conference, 2015.
  11. Campos, MJ; Meireles, Paula; Lucas, R.; Martins, A.; Fuertes R.; Brito, J.; Rocha, M.; Barros, H.. "Conhecimento e utilização da profilaxia pós-exposição em homens que têm sexo com homens clientes do CheckpointLX". Paper presented in X Congresso Nacional de VIH/SIDA e o XII Congresso Nacional de Doenças Infecciosas e Microbiologia Clínica, 2014.
  12. Lucas, R.; Meireles, Paula; Fuertes, R.; Brito, J.; Campos, MJ.; Mendão, L.; Barros, H.. "HIV incidence among MSM: defying primary prevention –the Lisbon Cohort of MSM @ CheckpointLX". Paper presented in 20th IEA World Congress of Epidemiology, 2014.
  13. Lucas, R.; Martins, A.; Meireles, Paula; Fuertes, R.; Campos, MJ.; Mendão, L.; Barros, H.. "HIV transmission among men who have sex with men in Portugal: can changes in preferred sex venues explain trends?". Paper presented in Complex systems, health disparities & population health: building bridges, 2014.
Journal article
  1. Paula Meireles; Joana Amaro; Joana Pinto da Costa; Mariana Mendes Lopes; Tatiana Varandas; Pedro Norton; João Tiago Guimarães; Milton Severo; Henrique Barros. "Prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies among workers of the public higher education institutions of Porto, Portugal: a cross-sectional study". Occupational and Environmental Medicine (2021): https://doi.org/10.1136/oemed-2021-107519.
    10.1136/oemed-2021-107519
  2. Meireles, Paula. "Principles of condom provision programs in prisons from the standpoint of European prison health experts: a qualitative study.". Harm reduction journal (2021): https://doi.org/10.1186/s12954-021-00462-y.
    10.1186/s12954-021-00462-y
  3. Meireles, Paula; Fernandes, Francisco; Rocha, Miguel; Plankey, Michael; Barros, Henrique. "Provision of Preexposure Prophylaxis at the Portuguese National Health Service and Uptake in the Lisbon Cohort of Men Who Have Sex with Men". AIDS and Behavior (2021): http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10461-020-03127-2.
    Published • 10.1007/s10461-020-03127-2
  4. Paula Meireles; Michael Plankey; Miguel Rocha; João Brito; Luís Mendão; Henrique Barros. "Different guidelines for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) eligibility estimate HIV risk differently: an incidence study in a cohort of HIV-negative men who have sex with men, Portugal, 2014–2018". Eurosurveillance (2020): https://doi.org/10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2020.25.28.1900636.
    10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2020.25.28.1900636
  5. Paula Meireles; Michael Plankey; Miguel Rocha; Jesus Rojas; João Brito; Henrique Barros. "Eligibility for Pre-exposure Prophylaxis According to Different Guidelines in a Cohort of HIV-Negative Men Who Have Sex with Men in Lisbon, Portugal". Sexuality Research and Social Policy (2020): https://doi.org/10.1007/s13178-019-00426-9.
    10.1007/s13178-019-00426-9
  6. Linhas, R.; Oliveira, O.; Meireles, P.; Oliveira, P.; de Melo, M.B.; Lourenço, J.; Ferreira, F.; Gaio, R.; Duarte, R.. "Immigrants’ access to health care: Problems identified in a high-risk tuberculosis population". Pulmonology 25 1 (2019): 32-39. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pulmoe.2018.04.002.
    10.1016/j.pulmoe.2018.04.002
  7. Eusébio Chaquisse; Paula Meireles; Sílvia Fraga; Francisco Mbofana; Henrique Barros. "Knowledge about HIV, HBV and HCV modes of transmission among pregnant women in Nampula – Mozambique". AIDS Care (2018): 1-7. https://doi.org/10.1080/09540121.2018.1466984.
    10.1080/09540121.2018.1466984
  8. Chaquisse, Eusébio; Fraga, Sílvia; Meireles, Paula; Macassa, Glória; Soares, Joaquim; Mbofana, Francisco; Barros, Henrique. "Sexual and physical intimate partner violence among women using antenatal care in Nampula, Mozambique". Journal of Public Health in Africa (2018): http://dx.doi.org/10.4081/jphia.2018.744.
    10.4081/jphia.2018.744
  9. Fakoya, Ibidun; Álvarez-Del Arco, Débora; Monge, Susana; Copas, Andrew J; Gennotte, Anne-Francoise; Volny-Anne, Alain; Wengenroth, Claudia; et al. "HIV testing history and access to treatment among migrants living with HIV in Europe". Journal of the International AIDS Society 21 (2018): e25123. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jia2.25123.
    Published • 10.1002/jia2.25123
  10. P. Meireles; M. Rocha; J. Brito; L. Mendão; H. Barros. "Time trends in HIV reactive tests among men who have sex with men testing for the first time at CheckpointLX in Lisbon, Portugal". Revue d'Épidémiologie et de Santé Publique 66 (2018): S396-S397. https://doi.org/10.1016%2Fj.respe.2018.05.438.
    10.1016/j.respe.2018.05.438
  11. Ndumbi, Patricia; del Romero, J; Pulido, F; Velasco Arribas, M; Dronda, F; Blanco Ramos, J Ramón; García de Olalla, P; et al. "Barriers to health care services for migrants living with HIV in Spain". European Journal of Public Health 28 3 (2018): 451-457. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/ckx225.
    10.1093/eurpub/ckx225
  12. Alvarez-Del Arco, D.; Fakoya, I.; Thomadakis, C.; Pantazis, N.; Touloumi, G.; Gennotte, A.-F.; Zuure, F.; et al. "High levels of postmigration HIV acquisition within nine European countries". AIDS 31 14 (2017): 1979-1988. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85021266159&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1097/QAD.0000000000001571
  13. Djellouli N; Mann S; Nambiar B; Meireles P; Miranda D; Barros H; Bocoum FY; et al. "Improving postpartum care delivery and uptake by implementing context-specific interventions in four countries in Africa: a realist evaluation of the Missed Opportunities in Maternal and Infant Health (MOMI) project.". BMJ Global Health (2017): http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/29225949.
    10.1136/bmjgh-2017-000408
  14. Rocha, Miguel; Deniel, Alexandra; Meireles, Paula; Fuertes, Ricardo; Barros, Henrique; Bernier, Adeline. "Urgent need for demonstration projects in Portugal to produce pre-exposure prophylaxis-related data". International Journal of STD & AIDS 27 10 (2016): 920-921. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0956462416645245.
    10.1177/0956462416645245
  15. Meireles, Paula. "COBA-Cohort: a prospective cohort of HIV-negative men who have sex with men, attending community-based HIV testing services in five European countries (a study protocol).". BMJ open (2016): http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/27412103.
    10.1136/bmjopen-2016-011314
  16. Meireles, P.; Lucas, R.; Carvalho, C.; Fuertes, R.; Brito, J.; Campos, M.J.; Mendão, L.; Barros, H.. "Incident risk factors as predictors of HIV seroconversion in the Lisbon cohort of men who have sex with men: First results, 2011-2014". Eurosurveillance 20 14 (2015): http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84979916745&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.2807/1560-7917.ES2015.20.14.21091
  17. Meireles, Paula. "The Lisbon Cohort of men who have sex with men.". BMJ open (2015): http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/25967995.
    10.1136/bmjopen-2014-007220
  18. Meireles P; Albuquerque G; Vieira M; Foia S; Ferro J; Carrilho C; Lunet N. "Kaposi sarcoma incidence in Mozambique: national and regional estimates.". (2014): http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/25494288.
    10.1097/CEJ.0000000000000108
  19. Luciana Gonçalves; Meireles, Paula. "Efeito da criopreservação na viabilidade de células hematopoiéticas". Rev. Port. Ciências Biomédicas III 3 (2008): 38-44.
    Published
Report
  1. Simões, D.; Meireles, Paula; Barros, H.. 2019. Capítulo 3 – Infeção VIH: o que estará para mudar. Saúde um direito humano. Relatório de Primavera 2019.
  2. Meireles, Paula; Costa, D.; Araújo, J; Quinteiros, F.; Barros, H.. 2017. Uso de substâncias psicoativas na cidade do Porto - Retrato do uso de tabaco, álcool e drogas nas coortes da cidade do Porto, 2017.
  3. Meireles, Paula; Costa, D.; Aguiar, A.; Quinteiros, F.; Tadeu, A.; Batista R.; Barros, H.. 2017. Uso de substâncias psicoativas ilícitas na cidade do Porto - Retrato do uso de substâncias psicoativas ilícitas na cidade do Porto, 2017.
  4. Simões D.; Freitas R; Mendão, L.; Rocha M; Meireles, Paula; Aguiar, A.; Lucas, R.; et al. 2016. A Rede de Rastreio Comunitária: Resultados.
  5. Djellouli N; Mann S; Nambiar B; Meireles, Paula; Miranda, D.; Barros, H.; Colbourn T. 2016. Final Evaluation of the MOMI Project in Burkina Faso, Kenya, Malawi and Mozambique.. http://dx.doi.org/10.31899/pgy12.1066.
    10.31899/pgy12.1066
  6. Meireles, Paula. 2015. Homens que têm Sexo com Homens: Resultados do European Men-Who-Have-Sex-With-Men Internet Survey (EMIS), 2010. http://ispup.up.pt/science-society/press/emis-2010/.
Working paper
  1. Ana Aguiar; Meireles, Paula; Raquel Rebelo; Henrique Barros. 2020. "Da emergência de um novo vírus humano à disseminação global de uma nova doença—Doença por Coronavírus 2019 (COVID-19). Capítulo VIII: COVID-19 e as pessoas em situação de sem-abrigo: Ninguém pode ser deixado para trás". Working Paper. http://asset.youoncdn.com/ab296ab30c207ac641882479782c6c34/7c7b39d50c8250c4b32f991c3245e5f7.pdf.

Other

Other output
  1. Meireles, Paula. 2021. Incidence of SARS-CoV-2 infection in a cohort of workers from the University of Porto. https://doi.org/10.1101/2021.10.14.21264980.
    10.1101/2021.10.14.21264980
  2. Meireles, Paula. 2021. The SARS-CoV-2 infection among students in the University of Porto: a cross-sectional study. https://doi.org/10.1101/2021.10.14.21264978.
    10.1101/2021.10.14.21264978
  3. Meireles, Paula. 2021. Prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies among workers of the public higher education institutions of Porto, Portugal. https://doi.org/10.1101/2021.02.28.21252628.
    10.1101/2021.02.28.21252628
  4. Simões, D.; Freitas R.; Rocha M.; Meireles, Paula; Barros, H.. 2018. The Portuguese Community Screening Network, selected in the Compendium of good practices in the health sector response to HIV in the WHO European Region.
Activities

Oral presentation

Presentation title Event name
Host (Event location)
2020/10 Learnings from a decade experience of a community-based HIV and STI testing and counseling center in Lisbon – Portugal 16th World Congress on Public Health 2020 Public Health for the future of humanity: analysis, advocacy and action. Online event
2020/10 HIV test and knowledge of U= U: insights from MSM living in Portugal and participating in EMIS 2017 16th World Congress on Public Health 2020 Public Health for the future of humanity: analysis, advocacy and action. Online event
2019/11/25 Fast-track Cities: Cidades na Via Rápida para acabar com a epidemia VIH Encontro Regional sobre “A Infeção VIH na região Norte”
(Porto, Portugal)
2019/11 PrEP users among Lisbon MSM Cohort participants – A first look after PrEP implementation in Portugal 12th European Public Health Conference
2019/01 Contribution of anonymous partner notification service on HIV/STI detection at a community-based sexual health centre for MSM Challenges of Timely and Integrated Testing and Care
(Bucharest, Romania)
2019/01 COBA-Cohorts Study group. “Routine testing” as primary reason for getting tested for HIV in MSM: results from the first participants enrolled in the COBA-Cohorts project. Challenges of Timely and Integrated Testing and Care.
(Bucharest, Romania)
2019/01 High contribution, low public funding: Southern European Checkpoints' role in HIV detection in 4 countries HepHIV 2019 Bucharest Conference: Challenges of Timely and Integrated Testing and Care
(Bucharest, Romania)
2019 USODROGAS.PT: Portugal’s drug use: a web-based survey Third European Conference on Addictive Behaviours and Dependencies, Lisbon Addictions
(Lisbon, Portugal)
2018/11 Elegibilidade para a profilaxia pré-exposição de acordo com a norma portuguesa e a sua associação com a seroconversão entre homens que têm sexo com homens em Lisboa, Portugal XIV Congresso Nacional Doenças Infeciosas e Microbiologia Clínica | XII Congresso Nacional VIH/SIDA.
(Porto, Portugal)
2018/11 USODROGAS.PT: Uso de drogas em Portugal – a web-based survey XIV Congresso Nacional Doenças Infeciosas e Microbiologia Clínica | XII Congresso Nacional VIH/SIDA
(Porto, Portugal)
2018/09 Forgoing Healthcare among High-Risk Drug Users From Porto Reasons and Determinants XXXVI Reunión Científica de la Sociedad Española de Epidemiología y XIII Congresso da Associação Portuguesa de Epidemiologia
(Lisbon, Portugal)
2018/09 Men who have sex with men testing at community-based voluntary counseling and testing sites in Portugal: a comparative study XXXVI Reunión Científica de la Sociedad Española de Epidemiología y XIII Congresso da Associação Portuguesa de Epidemiologia
(Portugal)
2018/07 Risk of HIV infection in a cohort of Men who have Sex with Men attending CheckpointLX in Lisbon, Portugal European Congress of Epidemiology
(France)
2018/05/14 Rede de Rastreio, a National CBVCT Network COBATEST Annual Network Meeting
Centre d'Estudis Epidemiològics sobre les Infeccions de Transmissió Sexual i sida de Catalunya (Barcelona, Spain)
2017/10 Drug consumption rooms in Porto, Portugal: listening to the concerned voices 2nd European Conference on Addictive Behaviours and Dependencies
(Lisbon, Portugal)
2017/06/02 Open drug scenes and public opinion on drug consumption rooms in Porto, Portugal 9th Young Researchers Forum ASPHER
École des Hautes Études en Santé Publique (Rennes, France)
2017/02/24 Illicit drug use in Porto – Methods to estimate the population size and drug users’ characteristics Seminar – Community Responses to HIV, STI and Drugs
Instituto de Saúde Pública da Universidade do Porto (Porto, Portugal)
2016/07 The Lisbon Cohort of MSM – main findings of a community and academia response to the HIV epidemic. 10th Anniversary ISPUP Celebration Week
Instituto de Saúde Pública da Universidade do Porto (Porto, Portugal)
2016/02/20 Despiste de IST’S - Necessidade de um Checkpoint Porto APF Norte - Encontro Profissionais de Saúde: Homenagem ao Dr. Albino Aroso
(Porto, Portugal)
2015/10/15 Eligibility for HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis among Men who have Sex with Men: Portuguese, Portuguese migrants and migrants in Portugal. ASPHER Young Researchers Forum - 8th European Public Health Conference
(Milan, Italy)
2015/09 HIV and first syphilis infection incidence in an urban cohort of HIV-negative MSM in Portugal, 2011-2015 II Congresso Ibero-Americano de Epidemiologia e Saúde Pública
(Santiago de Compostela, Spain)
2015/06 Estimating HIV cases in Portuguese MSM European Congress of Epidemiology - Healthy Living
(Netherlands)
2014/11 Sarcoma Kaposi Incidence in Mozambique: national and regional estimates. I Congresso Nacional de Epidemiologia e Registo de Cancro
(Porto, Portugal)
2014/10 Eligibility for PrEP among members of a HIV-negative MSM Portuguese Cohort The 142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition
(New Orleans, United States)
2014/09 A Lisbon MSM Cohort: protocolo do estudo XXXII Reunión Científica de la Sociedad Española de Epidemiología/IX Congresso da Associação Portuguesa de Epidemiologia
(Spain)

Supervision

Thesis Title
Role
Degree Subject (Type)
Institution / Organization
2020/09 - Current Testing as a central tool for monitoring epidemics and designing prevention strategies – insights from the COVID-19 pandemic context (Provisional title)
Co-supervisor
Saúde Pública (PhD)
Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Medicina, Portugal
2020/09 - Current Frequência, determinantes e impacto da infeção por SARS-CoV-2 nos grupos-chave da sindemia VIH/hepatites virais/infeções sexualmente transmissíveis/tuberculose: um estudo transversal em centros de rastreio de base comunitária. (Provisional title).
Supervisor
Medicina (Master)
Universidade da Beira Interior Faculdade de Ciências da Saúde, Portugal
2020/09 - Current Assessing the impact of violence motivated by sexual orientation in HIV seroconversion (Provisional title)
Supervisor
Saúde Pública (Master)
Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Medicina, Portugal
2020/09 - Current Men Who Have Sex With Men: Understanding and Assessing Risk of HIV/STI Infection (Provisional title)
Supervisor
Saúde Pública Global (PhD)
Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Medicina, Portugal
2019/09 - Current A associação entre o chemsex e a infeção por VIH e VHC em homens que têm sexo com homens. análise dos sados da Lisbon Cohort of MSM
Co-supervisor
Epidemiologia (Master)
Universidade de Lisboa Faculdade de Medicina, Portugal
2018/09 - Current Men Who Have Sex With Men: From Epidemiologic Data to STI Prevention (Provisional title)
Co-supervisor
Saúde Pública (PhD)
Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Medicina, Portugal
2018/09 - 2020/12/14 Knowledge and uptake of Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) among users of the Community Screening Network in Portugal
Co-supervisor
Saúde Pública (Master)
Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Medicina, Portugal
2018/02 - 2019/02 Acesso aos serviços de saúde e os imigrantes brasileriros vivendo com HIV/AIDS no estudo aMASE em Portugal: análise das barreiras de acesso na perspectiva dos direitos humanos
Co-supervisor
Saúde Colectiva (Degree)
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro Instituto de Estudos em Saúde Coletiva, Brazil
2015 - 2018 Acesso aos serviços de saúde e os imigrantes brasileiros vivendo com HIV/AIDS no estudo aMASE em Portugal: análise das barreiras de acesso na perspectiva dos direitos humanos
Co-supervisor
Saúde Coletiva
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro Instituto de Estudos em Saúde Coletiva, Brazil

Event participation

Activity description
Type of event
Event name
Institution / Organization
2020/11/02 - 2020/11/03 5th Porto Oriental Meeting. Session moderation “Profilaxia Pré-exposição ao VIH-Benefícios e Riscos”
Meeting
5th Porto Oriental Meeting
2020/02/12 - 2020/02/13 ECDC scientific panel meeting on pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in the EU/EEA. Observer role
Other
ECDC scientific panel meeting on pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in the EU/EEA
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, Sweden
2019/06/19 - 2019/06/19 ESTICOM Dissemination Meeting
Meeting
2019/01/24 - 2019/01/24 Condom Summit
Meeting
Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences, Germany
2018/07/23 - 2018/07/27 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018). Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Congress
22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018)
2018/05/14 - 2018/05/14 COBATEST Annual Network Meeting
Meeting
2017/10/07 - 2017/10/11 10th Brazilian Epidemiology Congress, Florianopolis, Brazil.
Congress
0th Brazilian Epidemiology Congress
2017/09/19 - 2017/09/19 EURO HIV EDAT Project: Operational knowledge to improve HIV early diagnosis and treatment among vulnerable groups in Europe – Final Conference
Conference
2017/03/30 - 2017/03/30 Public Health Initiatives Programme - EEA Grants 2009-2014 – Sustainability and future Challenges
Conference
2016/10/28 - 2016/10/29 Porto Birth Cohorts Meeting
Meeting
Instituto de Saúde Pública da Universidade do Porto., Portugal
2016/04/22 - 2016/04/22 Migrações e Saúde
Conference
Instituto de Saúde Pública da Universidade do Porto., Portugal

Administração Regional de Saúde do Norte IP, Portugal
2013/03/25 - 2013/03/26 II Conferência Internacional sobre a Infeção do VIH/Sida em grupos de difícil acesso, nomeadamente Homens que têm Sexo com Homens e Trabalhadores do Sexo
Conference

Jury of academic degree

Topic
Role
Candidate name (Type of degree)
Institution / Organization
2020/12/14 Knowledge and uptake of Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) among users of the Community Screening Network in Portugal
Supervisor
Yuliana Parra (Master)
Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Medicina, Portugal

Association member

Society Organization name Role
2020/01/06 - Current Associação Portuguesa de Epidemiologia Membro da Direção

Course / Discipline taught

Academic session Degree Subject (Type) Institution / Organization
2020/01/16 - Current Fast-track Cities: Cidades na Via Rápida para acabar com a epidemia VIH - Porto Curso de Especialização em Saúde Pública (Especialização pós-licenciatura) Universidade do Porto Instituto de Saúde Pública, Portugal
2019/05/19 - Current A experiência da investigação com as pessoas que usam drogas na cidade do Porto Educação para a Saúde (Mestrado integrado) Instituto de Saúde Pública da Universidade do Porto., Portugal
2019/05/14 - Current The Lisbon Cohort of MSM – protocol of a community-based, prospective, open, noninterval, cohort study Curso de Especialização em Saúde Pública (Especialização pós-licenciatura) Instituto de Saúde Pública da Universidade do Porto., Portugal
2018/04/19 - Current “A experiência da investigação com as pessoas que usam drogas na cidade do Porto” Educação para a Saúde (Mestrado integrado) Instituto de Saúde Pública da Universidade do Porto., Portugal
2018/03/01 - Current “Métodos Epidemiológicos para Avaliar Populações de Difícil Acesso” at the Advanced Methods in Epidemiology curricular unit Programa Doutoral em Saúde Pública (Doutoramento) Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade do Porto, Portugal
2017/10/08 - Current Epidemiological methods to assess hard to reach populations (pre-congress course) Brazilian Epidemiology Congress (Outros)
2017/05/18 - Current “Métodos de investigação com populações de difícil acesso” at the Training in Research Training in Research (Outros) Agrupamento de Centros de Saúde (ACeS) de Gondomar, Portugal
2016/09/27 - Current “The Lisbon Cohort of MSM –an example of a second generation surveillance structure” Curso de Especialização em Saúde Pública (Especialização pós-licenciatura) Instituto de Saúde Pública da Universidade do Porto., Portugal

Interview (newspaper / magazine)

Activity description Newspaper / Forum
2017/06/26 Pessoas da UP Portal noticioso da Universidade do Porto.

Mentoring / Tutoring

Topic Student name
2020/11 - Current Curricular internship. Master’s in Clinical Analysis and Public Health. Polytechnic of Porto. Inês Teixeira
Distinctions

Award

2017 Best Presentation Prize - 9th Young Researchers Forum ASPHER