Main interests: Impact of disease burden associated with gastric cancer
Bárbara Peleteiro has a degree in Biochemistry from the Faculty of Sciences of University of Porto, Portugal, and was a research fellow between 2005 and 2008 at the Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Predictive Medicine and Public Health, Faculty of Medicine of University of Porto, Portugal. In 2007, she obtained her Master of Science in Epidemiology at the Faculty of Medicine of University of Porto, Portugal, with the thesis “Risk factors for gastric intestinal metaplasia”. She finished her PhD Public Health in 2011 with the thesis “The role of Helicobacter pylori infection in the web of gastric cancer causation”, at the Faculty of Medicine of University of Porto, Portugal. She has been a lecturer at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto, Porto, Portugal since 2009. She has published 45 papers in international journals, and was awarded with the Enrico Anglesio prize in 2010. She belongs to the editorial board of some international journals, such as BMC Gastroenterology, and, since 2016, she became the managing editor of Porto Biomedical Journal. Besides being a team member of two research projects funded by Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, she recently joined the international consortium of epidemiological studies on gastric cancer, the Stomach cancer Pooling (StoP) Project. Currently, she is a post-doctoral researcher at the Institute of Public Heath of University of Porto, Portugal, and her research interests are the ascertainment of the impact of disease burden associated with gastric cancer, both by the analysis of secondary information on health and by the use of original data.