Past Event

Innovative Experiences on Health Inquiries: Rio das Pedras and Manguinhos

October 7, 2015
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (Fiocruz) - International Hall



The Miguel Murat Studies Center (ENSP) will debate the subject "Innovative Experiences on Health Inquiries: Rio das Pedras and Manguinhos". For the debate, it will receive Gima Lovasi, from the Mailman School of Public Health/Columbia University, Emilia Maria de Andrade Correia from ENSP/Fiocruz and Marilia Sá Carvalho, researcher ar Procc/Fiocruz. The activity is open.

Gina S. Lovasi is an Assistant Professor in Epidemiology at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. She is an active member of CPRC’s signature research group on urbanism. She is also an investigator with the Built Environment and Health ( research group, and co-directs the Epidemiology and Population Health Summer Institute at Columbia University ( Dr. Lovasi’s research examines how local policies and initiatives influence cardiovascular and respiratory health. She incorporates GIS to explore which modifiable built and social environments better support the health of vulnerable populations. Key aspects of the local environment measured in her research have included walkable urban form, sources of healthy and unhealthy foods, tree canopy coverage and other aesthetic amenities, and pedestrian safety hazards related to crime and traffic. Health outcomes recently studied include cognitive development, asthma, allergic sensitization, myocardial infarction, sudden cardiac arrest, physical activity, and obesity.

Marília Sá Carvalho Graduated in medicine from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (1979) , with a Masters in Public Health from the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (1990), doctorate in Biomedical Engineering from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (1997) and post- doctorate in statistics at the University of Lancaster. Researcher at the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, directs the graduate program the "Epidemiology in Public Health".

Emilia Maria de Andrade Correia graduated in Medicine from the University Gama Filho (C980). She is currently a doctor Oswaldo Cruz Foundation. She has experience in child health, with emphasis in Public Health.