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António de Sousa Uva

Occupational Health Full Professor

asuva@ensp.unl.pt

Full Professor, Head of the Department of Occupational and Environmental Health, National School at Public Health/New University of Lisbon.

Is also member of the Public Health Research Centre (CISP) and of the Comprehensive Health Research Centre (CHRC).

The scientific areas are the Occupational Health, Occupational Safety, the Patient Safety, the Public Health and Allergy and Clinical immunology.

Other professional skills: Specialist (National Medical Association) in Allergy and Clinical Immunology; Specialist (National Medical Association) in Occupational Medicine.

National School of Public Health

 

PhD in Public Health

  • Occupational and Environmental Health

 

PhD in “Global Public Health”:

  • Environmental and Occupational Health and Physical Determinants

 

Occupational Medicine Education Program:

  • Occupational Health Fundamentals
  • Occupational Diseases
  • Occupational Risk Assessment and Management
  • Seminar on Occupational Related Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Seminar on Fitness for Work

 

Master on Public Health:

  • Occupational and Environmental Health

 

Master on Occupational Health:

  • Occupational Health Fundamentals
  • Occupational Diseases
  • Occupational Risk Assessment and Management
  • Seminar on Occupational Related Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Seminar on Fitness for Work

 

Optative:

  • Occupational Health
  • Occupational Health and Safety in Healthcare

 

Nova Medical School:

  • Occupational Health

João Manuel Prista e Silva

National School of Public Health, NOVA University of Lisbon

“Occupational exposure to lead: use of Zinc Protoporphyrin (ZPP) in health surveillance of exposed workers”

PhD in Public Health, Occupational and Environmental health. National School of Public Health/NOVA University of Lisbon, 2003.

Carlos José Pereira da Silva Santos

National School of Public Health, NOVA University of Lisbon

“Development of Occupational Health in Portugal and the practice of occupational physicians”

PhD in Public Health, Occupational and Environmental health. National School of Public Health/NOVA University of Lisbon, 2004.

Luís Manuel da Graça Henriques

National School of Public Health, NOVA University of Lisbon

“Health Policies at Work: A sociological survey to Portuguese companies”

PhD in Public Health, Occupational and Environmental health. National School of Public Health/NOVA University of Lisbon, 2004.

Florentino Manuel dos Santos Serranheira

National School of Public Health, NOVA University of Lisbon

“Work-related Musculoskeletal disorders: which risk assessment tools?

PhD in Public Health, Occupational and Environmental health. National School of Public Health/NOVA University of Lisbon, 2007.

Paulo Jorge dos Santos Sousa

National School of Public Health, NOVA University of Lisbon

"Risk adjustment in Interventional Cardiology: results in the perspective of quality standards and patient safety”

PhD in Public Health, Health Policy and Administration. ENSP/NOVA, 2009

Ema Maria Sacadura Leite Resende

National School of Public Health, NOVA University of Lisbon

Contribution for the study of the relation between chronic stress in hospital nurses

and the “insufficient” immunity response to the Influenza vaccine

PhD in Public Health, Occupational and Environmental health. National School of Public Health/NOVA University of Lisbon, 2009.

Célia Cristina Barbosa Ventura

National School of Public Health, NOVA University of Lisbon

In vitro genotoxic and epigenotoxic effects of occupational exposure to nanofibres”

PhD in Public Health, Occupational and Environmental health. National School of Public Health/NOVA University of Lisbon, 2019.

Telma Costa Cordeiro

National School of Public Health, NOVA University of Lisbon

“Occupational exposure to Sevofluorane in surgical procedures: relationships External dose vs. Internal dose” (provisional title)

PhD in Public Health, Occupational and Environmental health. National School of Public Health/NOVA University of Lisbon, start in 2014.

Cátia Alexandra Suzano dos Santos

National School of Public Health, NOVA University of Lisbon

“Occupational exposure to asbestos and pleural mesothelioma in Portugal” (provisional title)

PhD in Public Health, Occupational and Environmental health. National School of Public Health/NOVA University of Lisbon, start in 2016.

Ana Cristina Nunes Monteiro

National School of Public Health, NOVA University of Lisbon

“Healthcare Establishments  Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Bacteriota - Implications for Indoor Air Quality and Occupational Health” (provisional title)

PhD in Public Health, Occupational and Environmental health. National School of Public Health/NOVA

start in 2016.

Fábio Fialho Nascimento

National School of Public Health, NOVA University of Lisbon

“Evaluation of the progression of transient myopia in Senior Diagnostic and Therapeutic Technicians (provisional title)

PhD in Public Health, Occupational and Environmental health. National School of Public Health/NOVA

start in 2018.

 

Is research areas are focused on risk assessment and management in Occupational Health and Safety focusing on establishments providing healthcare. Includes assessment of chemical, psychosocial, physical, microbiological and ergonomic occupational hazards.

Patient Safety at the Health Care Provider's Perspective Interface with Occupational Health and Safety is another scientific area of ​​interest.

Member of the Public Health Research Center (CISP) and Comprehensive Health Research Center (CHRC).

Research projects in which coordination and participation have been supported by various organizations, especially the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and the National Working Conditions Authority (ACT).

 

Some Publications

  • Serranheira F, Sousa-Uva A. WRULMSDs risk assessment: different tools, different results! What are we measuring? Medicina y Seguridad del Trabajo. 2008;LIV(212):35-44.
  • Sousa P, Sousa-Uva A, Serranheira F,Pinto P, Ovretveit J, Klazinga N, Sunol R, Terris D. The patient safety journey in Portugal: challenges and opportunities from a public health perspective. Revista Portuguesa de Saúde Pública. 2009;Número especial 25 anos:91-106.
  • Sacadura-Leite E, Sousa-Uva A, Rebelo-de-Andrade H. Antibody response to the influenza vaccine in healthcare workers. Vaccine. 2012;30(2):436-441 
  • Serranheira F, Sousa-Uva M, Sousa-Uva A. Lombalgias e trabalho hospitalar em enfermeiro(a)s. Revista Brasileira de Medicina do Trabalho. 2012;10(2):80-87.
  • Serranheira F, Cotrim T, Rodrigues V, Nunes C, Sousa-Uva A. Nurses' working tasks and MSDs back symptoms: results from a national survey. Work(Reading, Mass.). 2012;41 Suppl 1:2449-2451.
  • Sousa-Uva A, Serranheira F. Trabalho e Saúde/Doença: o desafio sistemático da prevenção dos riscos profissionais e o esquecimento reiterado da promoção da saúde. Revista Brasileira de Medicina do Trabalho. 2013;11(1):43-49.
  • Pedro A, Sousa-Uva A, Pina E. Endemic methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: Nurses' risk perceptions and attitudes. American Journal of Infection Control. 2014;42(10):1127-9.
  • Sousa, P; Sousa-Uva A, Serranheira, F, Nunes, C, Sacadura-Leite E.  Estimating the incidence of adverse events in Portuguese hospitals: a contribution to improving quality and patient safety BMC Health Services Research 2014, 14:311 doi:10.1186/1472-6963-14-311.
  • Serranheira, Sousa-Uva M, Sousa-Uva A.  Hospital nurses tasks and work-related musculoskeletal disorders symptoms: A detailed analysis. Work. 2015;51: 401-409.
  • Tavares J, Sacadura-Leite E, Matoso T, Neto L, Biscoito L, Campos J, Sousa-Uva A. The importance of protection glasses during Neuroangiographies: A study on Radiation Exposure to the Lens of Primary Operator. Interventional Neuroradiology. 2016;22(3):368-371.
  • Ferreira E, Pina E, Sousa-Uva M, Sousa-Uva A.  Risk factors for healthcare associated infections: From better knowledge to better prevention American Journal of Infection Control 2017;45(10):e103–e107.
  • Sousa P, Sousa-Uva A, Serranheira F, Sousa-Uva M, Nunes C.  Patient and hospital characteristics that influence incidence of adverse events in acute public hospitals in Portugal: a retrospective cohort study. International Journal for Quality in Health Care. 2018;30(2):132-137. doi: 10.1093/intqhc/mzx190.
  • Ventura C, Sousa-Uva A, Lavinha J, Silva MJ.  Conventional and Novel “Omics”-Based Approaches to the Study of Carbon Nanotubes Pulmonary Toxicity. Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis.2018;59(4):334-362.
  • Ventura C, Lourenço AF, Sousa-Uva A, Ferreira P, Silva MJ. Evaluating the Genotoxicity of Cellulose Nanofibrils in a Co-Culture of Human Lung Epithelial Cells and Monocyte-derived MacrophagesToxicology Letters. 2018;291:173-183.
  • Ramos S, Serranheira F, Sousa-Uva A. Percepção dos riscos profissionais em trabalhadores de transporte de valores.  Bras. Med. Trab. 2018;16(3):327-335.
  • Sousa P, Sousa-Uva A, Serranheira F, Sousa-Uva M, Nunes C.  The importance of identifying Patient and hospital characteristics that influence incidence of adverse events in acute public hospitals.Adv, Intell. Sys. Comput. 2019;819: 119-123. 
  • Serranheira F, Sousa-Uva M, Heranz F, Kovacs F, Sousa-Uva A. Low Back Pain (LBP) and Physical Work DemandsAdv, Intell. Sys. Comput. 2019;820: 148-153. 
  • Serranheira F, Sousa-Uva M, Heranz F, Kovacs F, Sacadura-Leite E, Sousa-Uva A. Hospital Physical Demands and Non-specific Low Back Pain. In International Conference on Healthcare Ergonomics and Patient Safety.2019(pp. 56-62). Springer, Cham.

 

 

Full details of publications can be found at:

Google Scholar (https://scholar.google.pt/citations?user=U-D1n-4AAAAJ&hl=pt-PT)

Publications List (http://publicationslist.org/asuva)

ResearchGate (https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Antonio_Sousa-Uva)

Orcid (https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7751-5430)

ISI (http://www.researcherid.com/rid/G-9515-2011)

  • Editor-in-chief of the Portuguese Journal of Public Health.
  • Has been member of the National Disability Table Revision Commission and is member of the National Commission for Revision of the List of Occupational Diseases.
  • Has been President of the National Commission for Home Respiratory Care (2009-2010).
  • Has been member of the Board of Directors of the Portuguese Blood Institute (now Portuguese Blood and Transplantation Institute) (2009-2011).
  • Occupational doctor for large companies, the last of which was TAP Air Portugal where he directed his Health and Safety Department.
  • Has been Head of the Occupational Medicine Faulty twelve years.
  • Author or co-author of about 600 different interventions in congresses and other scientific meetings (by invitation or in free communications).