Curriculum Vitae

Sílvia Fraga

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Sílvia Fraga completed her PhD in Public Health at University of Porto, in 2013, and became a post-doc researcher at the Institute of Public Health of University of Porto and Institut universitaire de médecine sociale et préventive, Lausanne, in 2014, being a core member of the Department of Health and Society and of the research group on Social Epidemiology (Epidemiology Research Unit). She awarded a fellowship grant funding by Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (SFRH/BPD/97015/2013) to develop a project aiming to explore how social adverse experiences may be incorporated and expressed on biomarkers. Her main research interests include social inequalities in health, violence phenomena and the biological consequences of social adversity. Currently, she participates in the international project Life-course biological pathways underlying social differences in healthy ageing (LIFEPATH) led by Imperial College of London and funded by the European Commission through Horizon 2020. She is also the principal investigator in a research project funded by FCT (POCI-01-0145-FEDER-016838). She published several articles in national and international peer-reviewed journals, is responsible for supervision of master and doctoral students and also gives lectures to the post-graduate courses at the Medical School of Porto University.

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Dados pessoais (Personal data)
Nome completo
Full name
Sílvia Fraga
Nome em citações bibliográficas
Quoting name
Fraga, S
Categoria profissional
Investigador Doutorado (PosDoc)
Endereço profissional
Professional address
Instituto de Saúde Pública da Universidade do Porto
Rua das Taipas, 135-139
4050-600 Porto
Telefone: (+351)222061820Extensão: 406
Fax: (+351)222061821
Correio electrónico:

Graus Académicos (Academic Degrees)
2008-2013 Doutoramento
Saúde Pública (4 anos » years) .
Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade do Porto, Portugal.

2005-2008 Mestrado
Master degree
Saúde Pública (2 anos » years) .
Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade do Porto, Portugal.

1998-2003 Licenciatura
Licentiate degree
Serviço Social (5 anos » years) .
Instituto Superior de Serviço Social do Porto, Portugal.

Formação complementar ( studies)
2015 Outros
Institut Universitaire de Médicine Sociale et Préventive (Visitorship).
Universite de Lausanne, Suiça.

2014 Pós-Doutoramento
Instituto de Saúde Pública da Universidade do Porto, Portugal.

2013-2013 Outros
Institut Universitaire de Médicine Sociale et Préventive (Visitorship).
Universite de Lausanne, Suiça.

Vínculos profissionais (Professional Positions)
Instituto de Saúde Pública da Universidade do Porto
Jun/2014-Actual Investigador Doutorado (PosDoc)
Jun/2013-Mai/2014 Assistente de Investigação

Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade do Porto
Jun/2016-Actual Professor Auxiliar Convidado
Mai/2009-Abr/2013 Bolseiro de Doutoramento
Mar/2006-Jan/2009 Bolseiro de Investigação
Set/2003-Dez/2004 Bolseiro de Investigação

Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto
Jan/2005-Dez/2005 Bolseiro de Investigação

Projetos de Investigação (Research projects)
Participação como Investigador responsável
Participation as responsible Researcher
How childhood social adversity shapes health: the biology of social adversity
Referência do projeto»Project reference: PTDC/DTP-EPI/1687/2014.

Participação como Investigador
Participation as Researcher
Socio-economic and health determinants of elder abuse
Referência do projeto»Project reference: PTDC/IVC-SOC/6782/2014.

Lifecourse biological pathways underlying social differences in healthy ageing
Referência do projeto»Project reference: Grant Agreement Nº 633666.
Horizonte 2020

Violence in various stages of life: frequency, determinants and consequences of health
Referência do projeto»Project reference: PTDC/SAU-SAP/122904/2010.

Influence of Indoor Hygrothermal Conditions on Human Quality of Life in Social Housing
Referência do projeto»Project reference: EXPL/ECM-COM/1999/2013.

Parenting roles and knowledge in neonatal intensive care units
Referência do projeto»Project reference: PTDC/CS-ECS/120750/2010.

Capital social e jovens adultos e o seu papel na promoção da saúde e bem-estar
Referência do projeto»Project reference: PP-IJUP 2011-328.

Born in 1990: Adolescent Health in Porto
Referência do projeto»Project reference: POCI/SAU-ESP/62399/2004.

Participação como Doutorando
Participation as Phd student
Elder Abuse: the dimension and the health impact in the general Portuguese population.
Referência do projeto»Project reference: SFRH/BD/44408/2008.

Outro Tipo de Participação
Other kind of participation
Violência Doméstica – Informar a Comunidade
Referência do projeto»Project reference: Projeto M10-92 ACS.

DOVE - Domestic violence against women/men in Europe: prevalence, determinants, effects and policies/practices
Referência do projeto»Project reference: Grant Agreement: 20081310.

ABUEL - Elder Abuse: A multinational prevalence survey
Referência do projeto»Project reference: Grant Agreement: 2007123..

Produção científica, técnica e artística/cultural (Scientific, technical and artistical/cultural production)
Capítulos de livros publicados
Published book chapters
1. Silva, S; Fraga, S. 2012. Qualitative Research in Epidemiology.  In Epidemiology - Current Perspectives on Research and Practice, ed. Lunet, N, 63 - 84. ISBN: 978-953-51-0382-0. Croatia: InTech.
2. Fraga, S; Costa, D.; Silva, S.; Barros, H.. 2012. Violência doméstica: dificuldades associadas à recolha de dados. Que soluções? .  In Sem violência doméstica: Uma experiência de trabalho em rede., ed. Redondo J (coord), 75 - 91. . Coimbra: Administração Regional de Saúde do Centro.

Artigos em revistas com arbitragem científica
Papers in periodics with scientific refereeing
1. Fraga, Silvia; Ramos, Elisabete; Barros, Henrique. 2017. "Depressive Symptoms and Involvement in Physical Fighting among Portuguese Adolescents", Health & Social Work, 42: 1 - 9.
2. Stringhini, S; Carmeli, C; Jokela, M; Avendaño, M; Muennig, P; Guida, F; Ricceri, F; d'Errico, A; Barros, H; Bochud, M; Chadeau-Hyam, M; Clavel-Chapelon, F; Costa, G; Delpierre, C.; Fraga, S; Goldberg, M; Goldberg, M; Giles, GG; Krogh, V; Kelly-Irving, M; Layte, R; Lasserre, AM; Marmot, MG; Preisig, M; Shipley, MJ; Vollenweider, P; Zins, M; Kawachi, I; Steptoe, A; Mackenbach, JP; Vineis, P; Kivimaki, M; consortium, LIFEPATH. 2017. "Socioeconomic status and the 25¿×¿25 risk factors as determinants of premature mortality: a multicohort study and meta-analysis of 1·7 million men and women", The Lancet 389, 10075: 1229 - 1237.
3. McCrory, Cathal; O’Leary, Neil; Fraga, Silvia; Ribeiro, Ana I; Barros, Henrique; Kartiosuo, Noora; Raitakari, Olli; Kivimäki, Mika; Vineis, Paolo; Layte, Richard. 2017. "Socioeconomic differences in children’s growth trajectories from infancy to early adulthood: evidence from four European countries", Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 71, 10: 981 - 989.
4. Fraga, Silvia; Soares, Joaquim; Melchiorre, Maria G; Barros, Henrique; Eslami, Bahareh; Ioannidi-Kapolou, Elisabeth; Lindert, Jutta; Macassa, Gloria; Stankunas, Mindaugas; Torres-Gonzales, Francisco; Viitasara, Eija. 2017. "Lifetime Abuse and Quality of Life among Older People", Health & Social Work, .: 1 - 8.
5. Soares, Sara; Brochado, Sandra; Barros, Henrique; Fraga, Sílvia. 2017. "Does Cyberbullying Prevalence Among Adolescents Relate With Country Socioeconomic and Development Indicators? An Ecological Study of 31 Countries", Violence and Victims, .: x - x.
6. Rodrigues, Ezequiel; Faria, Paula; Santos, Agostinho; Fraga, Sílvia. 2016. "Deaths resulting from the use of firearms by police against motor vehicles: Study of cases in Porto, Portugal", Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine 39, Apr: 1 - 9.
7. Brochado, S.; Soares, S.; Fraga, S. 2016. "A Scoping Review on Studies of Cyberbullying Prevalence Among Adolescents", Trauma, Violence, & Abuse, .: 1 - 9.
8. Fraga, Sílvia; Ramos, Elisabete; Barros, Henrique. 2016. "Family characteristics and health-related behaviours influence physical fighting involvement in late adolescence: a study from 13 to 17 years of age", Journal of Public Health 24, 6: 461 - 468.
9. Soares, Sara; Brochado, Sandra; Ramos, Nuno; Duarte, Raquel; Norton, Pedro; Delgado, João; Fraga, Silvia. 2016. "Health and living conditions in social housing: comparison between rehabilitated and non-rehabilitated neighbourhoods", Journal of Public Health 24, 6: 535 - 544.
10. Nimi, Tazi; Fraga, Sílvia; Costa, Diogo; Campos, Paulo; Barros, Henrique. 2016. "Prenatal care and pregnancy outcomes: A cross-sectional study in Luanda, Angola", International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics 135, Suppl 1: S72 - S78.
11. Fraga, Sílvia. 2016. "Methodological and ethical challenges in violence research", Porto Biomedical Journal 1, 2: 77 - 80.
12. Fraga, Sílvia; Marques-Vidal, Pedro; Vollenweider, Peter; Waeber, Gérard; Guessous, Idris; Paccaud, Fred; Barros, Henrique; Stringhini, Silvia. 2015. "Association of socioeconomic status with inflammatory markers: A two cohort comparison", Preventive Medicine 71, .: 12 - 19.
13. Rodrigues, Ezequiel; Faria, Paula; Santos, Agostinho; Fraga, Sílvia. 2015. "Police shootings against civilians in Portugal: Contextual, forensic medical and judicial characterization", Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine 33, .: 50 - 55.
14. Trigo, S.; Silva, S.; Fraga, S; Ramos, E.. 2015. "[Social representations of adolescentes about drug use] ", Arq Med  29, (2): 39 - 45.
15. Soares, Sara; Fraga, Si¿?lvia; Delgado, João M; Ramos, Nuno M. 2015. "Influence of indoor hygrothermal conditions on human quality of life in social housing", Journal of Public Health Research 4, 3: 589 - 589.
16. Samorinha, Catarina; Fraga, Sílvia; Alves, Elisabete; Sousa, Sandra; Figueiredo, Bárbara; Machado, Helena; Silva, Susana. 2015. "Self-reported psychosocial factors among in vitro fertilization patients interviewed alone or with the partner", Psychology, Health & Medicine, 7: 1 - 8.
17. Baía, I.; Alves, E.; Amorim, M.; Fraga, S; Silva, S.. 2015. "Parental needs and stress in neonatal intensive care units: effect of data collection period", Arq Med  29, 6: 160 - 162.
18. Soares, Joaquim J; Fraga, Silvia; Viitasara, Eija; Stankunas, Mindaugas; Sundin, Örjan; Melchiorre, Maria G; Macassa, Gloria; Barros, Henrique. 2014. "The chronicity and severity of abuse among older persons by country: a European study", Journal of Aggression, Conflict and Peace Research 6, 1: 3 - 25.
19. Fraga, Sílvia; Lindert, Jutta; Barros, Henrique; Torres-González, Francisco; Ioannidi-Kapolou, Elisabeth; Melchiorre, Maria G; Stankunas, Mindaugas; Soares, Joaquim F. 2014. "Elder abuse and socioeconomic inequalities: A multilevel study in 7 European countries", Preventive Medicine 61, 2014: 42 - 47.
20. Fraga, Sílvia; Lucas, Raquel; Barros, Henrique. 2014. "A comparison of methods to assess intimate partner abuse 1 year postpartum", Annals of Epidemiology, .: 1 - 2.
21. Alves, E.; Amorim, M.; Fraga, S; Barros, H.; Silva, S. 2014. "Parenting roles and knowledge in neonatal intensive care units: protocol of a mixed methods study", BMJ Open 4, 7: e005941 - e005941.
22. Fraga, Sílvia; Lucas, Raquel; Costa, Diogo; Barros, Henrique. 2013. "Interviewer effects when investigating abuse were not compatible with effect modification but instead with confounding", Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 895: 1 - 5.
23. Alves, E.; Rodrigues, C.; Fraga, S; Barros, H.; Silva, S. 2013. "Parents' views on factors that help or hinder breast milk supply in neonatal care units: systematic review", Archives of Disease in Childhood - Fetal and Neonatal Edition, 0: F1 - F2.
24. Costa, Diogo; Severo, Milton; Fraga, Sílvia; Barros, Henrique. 2012. "Mini-Cog and Mini-Mental State Examination: Agreement in a Cross-Sectional Study with an Elderly Sample", Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders 33, 2-3: 118 - 124.
25. Dias, Sónia; Fraga, Sílvia; Barros, Henrique. 2012. "Interpersonal Violence Among Immigrants in Portugal", Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health 15, 1: 119 - 124.
26. Fraga, S.; Costa, D.; Dias, S.; Barros, H.. 2012. "Does interview setting influence disclosure of violence? A study in elderly", Age and Ageing 41, 1: 70 - 75.
27. Lucas, Raquel; Fraga, Sílvia; Ramos, Elisabete; Barros, Henrique. 2012. "Early Initiation of Smoking and Alcohol Drinking as a Predictor of Lower Forearm Bone Mineral Density in Late Adolescence: A Cohort Study in Girls", PLoS ONE 7, 10: e46940 - e46940.
28. Neto, Carla; Fraga, Sílvia; Ramos, Elisabete. 2012. "Consumo de substâncias ilícitas por adolescentes portugueses", Revista de Saúde Pública 46, 5: 808 - 815.
29. Fraga, S; Sousa, S; Ramos, Elisabete; Dias, I; Barros, Henrique. 2011. "Social representations of smoking behaviour in 13-year-old adolescents.", Rev Port Pneumol 17, 1: 27 - 31.
30. Fraga, S.; Ramos, E.; Dias, S.; Barros, H.. 2011. "Physical fighting among school-going Portuguese adolescents: Social and behavioural correlates", Preventive Medicine 52, 5: 401 - 404.
31. Fraga, S.; Sousa, S.; Ramos, E.; Dias, S.; Barros, H.. 2011. "Alcohol use among 13-year-old adolescents: Associated factors and perceptions", Public Health 125, 7: 448 - 456.
32. Gomes, Abel; Fraga, Sílvia; Ramos, Elisabete. 2011. "Hand washing and diarrhoea in adolescents", Journal of Public Health 19, 5: 401 - 407.
33. Sousa, Sandra; Correia, Teresa; Ramos, Elisabete; Fraga, Sílvia; Barros, Henrique. 2010. "Violence in adolescents: social and behavioural factors", Gaceta Sanitaria 24, 1: 47 - 52.
34. Fraga, S. 2010. "[Tobacco: panacea in the XVI century and pathology in the XX century].", Acta Med Port. 23, 2: 243 - 246.
35. Gama, Ana; Fraga, Sílvia; Dias, Sónia. 2010. "Impact of Socio-Demographic Factors on HIV Testing Among African Immigrants in Portugal", Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health 12, 6: 841 - 846.
36. Fraga, Sílvia; Severo, Milton; Costa, Diogo; Lopes, Carla; Ramos, Elisabete. 2010. "Clustering behaviours among 13-year-old Portuguese adolescents", Journal of Public Health 19, S1: 21 - 27.
37. Fraga, Sílvia; Ramos, Elisabete; Martins, Anabela; João Samúdio, M; Silva, Gabriela; Guedes, Joaquim; Oliveira Fernandes, E; Barros, Henrique. 2008. "Indoor air quality and respiratory symptoms in Porto schools", Revista Portuguesa de Pneumologia (English Edition) 14, 4: 487 - 507.
38. Fraga, Sílvia; Ramos, Elisabete; Barros, Henrique. 2006. "Uso de tabaco por estudantes adolescentes portugueses e fatores associados", Revista de Saúde Pública 40, 4: 620 - 626.
39. Fraga, S; Sousa, S; Santos, AC; Mello, M; Lunet, N; Padrão, P; Barros, Henrique. 2005. "[Tobacco Consumption in Portugal]", Arq Med 19, 5-6: 207 - 229.

Dados Complementares (Additional data)


Tese de Doutoramento
Phd Thesis
Em curso
1. Nicole Geovana Carneiro, Social support and intimate partner violence in Europe: looking at individual and community influences, 2015. (Orientador).
2. Sara Isabel Marques Mota Soares, Biological consequences of exposure to social adversity in childhood: a birth cohort analysis , 2015. Bolseiro(a) de Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (Orientador).
3. Vânia Patrícia Martins Rocha , The impact of the economic crisis on health of older persons, 2015. Bolseiro(a) de Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (Orientador).

Dissertação de Mestrado
Master degree dissertation
1. Anna Berishvili, Domestic Violence: Exploring the problem in Georgia, 2016. (Orientador).
2. Sandra Cristina Rodrigues Brochado, Cyberbullying among adolescents: a new challenge, 2015. (Orientador).
3. Soraia Cristina Gonçalves Manuel, A violência no namoro entre jovens adultos, 2014. (Orientador).
4. Alexandra Isabel Teixeira Borges Costa, Infection by Human Immunodeficiency Virus in immigrants of Porto region: characteristics, knowledge and HIV testing, 2012. (Co-orientador).
Em curso
1. Kateryna Denysova, Gender differences in smoking trajectories across adolescence, 2016. (Orientador).
2. Nair Alves Silva Rocha, Comportamentos de bullying em adolescentes Portugueses, 2016. (Orientador).

Indicadores de produção (Production indicators)

Produção científica
Scientific production

Livros e capítulos
Books and book chapters
Capítulos de livros publicados
Published book chapters
Artigos científicos em revistas
Papers in periodics
Com arbitragem científica
With scientific refereeing

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