Assistant professor and member of the Centro de Investigação em Saúde Pública (CISP)
2012 - Doctor in Public Health , PhD. - National School of Public Health, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
1999 - Master in Public Health, MPH - National School of Public Health, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
1990 – 1995 - Bs. and Licenciature in Social Sciences/Sociology of Medicine and Health, Autonomous University of Lisbon
Domain of specialization: Health Promotion; Health and Medical Sociology; Public Health; healthy life styles, salutogenesis; Health paradigms and behavior change; ehealth, mhealth, health literacy and empowerment
Currently is President of the European Public Health Association (EUPHA) Health Promotion Section; certified as an European Health Promotion Practitioner (EuHP) (International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE)); member of the scientific committee of the HLCA consortium, based in Germany for the research of children and adolescents health promotion and increment of health literacy. Contributed to the development of health literacy research has led to the authorized translation and validation to Portuguese of the European Health Literacy Survey HLS-EU-PT and articulates with the German HLCA consortium on strengthening the Portuguese network for the promotion of health literacy www.literacia-saude.info. Member of the International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE) - Global Working Group on Health Literacy (GWG-HL) and of the Global Working Group GWG on Salutogenesis (GWG-SoC). Member of scientific commissions and author of more than 160 knowledge translation articles in public health domain as well as of scientific articles published in national and international journals
Coordinator of the chairs of Sociology of Health and Principles of Public Health (3 ECTS)
Health & Healthy Life Styles (4 ECTS)
Demography and Sociology of Populations (3 ECTS)
Health Information and Knowledge Management (8 ECTS)
Public Health, Salutogenesis and Health Paradigms (3 ECTS)
Responsible for the development and implementation of post-graduate courses, including “Smoking Prevention and Cessation” (4 ECTS) training for health professionals, “Healthy lifestyles: from Theory to Practise” (4 ECTS), Health Information and Knowledge Management.
His research interest has focused on theoretical and evidence-based good practice in public health, health promotion and health literacy, extensively discussed in the course he leads: “Health Paradigms, Salutogenesis and Public Health”. This has been the natural context for the discussion of the salutogenesis paradigm and for its establishment within specific public health interventions where health promotion is at stake.
As a researcher and health promoter, he has contributed to the development of several applications in which information and knowledge management are key elements in easing the everyday burden of health professionals (e.g. www.tabagismo.info) and also promote citizens’ health literacy. His publishing endeavour has concentrated on channeling knowledge from breakthroughs in scientific research into health literacy and on facilitating the assimilation of these innovations by the public domain. Coaching life styles changes has been a major area of activity and implementation focusing on ehealth literacy instruments and citizens’ health empowerment. The author of the health promotion program that focuses on health literacy to help smokers quit smoking "renasceres” @ www.deixar.net that is authenticated with the seal of quality of the international organization “HonCode” based in Geneva, Switzerland.
He has validated instruments to support research like the Sense of Coherence scale, GYTS (Global Youth Tobacco Survey) His contribution to the development of health literacy research has led to the authorized translation and validation to Portuguese of the European Health Literacy Survey HLS-EU-PT®, and he is concentrated in an articulation with the German HLCA consortium on strengthening the Portuguese network for the promotion of health literacy www.literacia-saude.info
He has been involved in several research projects such as Projeto: Harvard Medical School HMSP-IDSIM/SIM/0002/2009 RENASCERES - Uma abordagem da obesidade infantile; Projecto: 913348 (coord.) Proj Investigação: "i-TPC inovação no âmbito do Tabagismo, sua Prevenção e Cessação"; Executive Agency for Health and Consumers (Eahc) of the European Union (coordenação: Prof. Helmut Brant, Kristine Sorensen) FP7 - European Health Literacy Project HLS-EU (collaborative partner); Governo Federal do Brasil, PROEXT 2015/MEC/SESu (coord.) Tabagismo, sua prevenção e cessação: da patogénese à salutogênese no controle das dependências UFTM/ENSP; Universität Bielefeld (coord: Prof. Ulrich Bauer, Paulo Pinheiro) Advancing Children’s and Adolescent’s Health Literacy: Concepts and Methods for Health Promotion by Use of the Salutogenic Approach and Socialization Theories (scientific council); FAERGS-SESI, Porto Alegre, Brasil (coordination: Saboga-Nunes L, Martins R)
Health Literacy Promotion in blue collar workers in the Industry (Promoção da Literacia para a Saúde dos Trabalhadores da Indústria); University of Berne, Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (coordination: Thomas Abel) Migrant Women’s Health Care Needs for Chronic Illness Services in Switzerland”: MIWOCA (member of the scientific council)Federal Office of Public Health FOPH of Switzerland (Erhebung Gesundheitskompetenz)
Saboga-Nunes L, Bittlingmayer UH, Okan O. Salutogenesis and health literacy: the health promotion simplex! In: Okan, O., Bauer, U., Levin-Zamir, D., Pinheiro, P., Sørensen, K. (eds.) (2019). International Handbook of Health Literacy. Research, practice and policy across the lifes-pan. Bristol: The Policy Press, University of Bristol, England (U.K.)
Wilberg, A., Saboga-Nunes, L. & Stock, C. Are we there yet? Use of the Ottawa Charter action areas in the perspective of European health promotion professionals. J Public Health (Berl.) (2019). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10389-019-01108-x
Bauer G F, Roy M, Bakibinga P, Contu P, Downe S, Eriksson M, Espnes G A, Jensen B B, Juvinya Canal D, Lindström B, Mana A, Mittelmark M B, Morgan A R, Pelikan J M, Saboga-Nunes L, Sagy S, Shorey S, Vaandrager L, Vinje H F, Future directions for the concept of salutogenesis: a position article, Health Promotion International, daz057, Jun 2019, https://doi.org/10.1093/heapro/daz057
Dias da Silva P, Saboga-Nunes L, Carvalho A - Literacia para a saúde em alunos do ensino secundário: Relação com a participação na saúde escolar. Revista Contexto & Educação. . ISSN 0102-8758. 34:108 (2019) 177–188. doi: 10.21527/2179-1309.2019.108.177-188
Saboga-Nunes L, Martins R, Farinelli M, Julião C (eds.) O Papel da Literacia para a Saúde e Educação para a Saúde na Promoção da Saúde, CRV, ISBN:978-85-444-3475-8 , DOI: 10.24824/978854443475.8 , 2019
Rowlands G, Protheroe J, Saboga-Nunes L, van den Broucke S, Levin-Zamir D, Okan O. Health literacy and chronic conditions: A life course perspective. In: Okan, O., Bauer, U., Levin-Zamir, D., Pinheiro, P., Sørensen, K. (eds.) (2019). International Handbook of Health Literacy. Research, practice and policy across the lifes-pan. Bristol: The Policy Press, University of Bristol, England (U.K.)
Saboga-Nunes L, Dias H, Andrade C, Okan O, Bollweg T, Carvalho G, Bittlingmayer U. Portuguese cultural adaptation and validation of the European Health Literacy Survey (HLS-EU) for children (HLS-EU-PTc) [abstract/oral communication]. In: European Public Health Conference - EPH Conference 2019 / Maternal, child and adolescent public health Healthy living and health promotion workshop: Health literacy and life skills: children and adolescents’ tools for health promotion / Building bridges for solidarity and public health, Marseille Chanot, Palais des Congrès et des Expositions, Marseille, France, November 2019
Saboga-Nunes L. From homo sapiens to homo salus: where is the vision? [abstract/oral communication]. In: European Public Health Conference - EPH Conference 2018 in Pre-Conference: Winds of change in health promotion: from research to implementation / Winds of change: towards new ways of improving public health in Europe, Cankarjev Dom, Ljubljana, Slovenia November, 2018
Saboga-Nunes L, Martins R. Objective performance-based vs. subjective perception and concurrent validity of the HLS-EU-BR [abstract/oral communication]. In: European Public Health Conference - EPH Conference 2018 / Workshop: Impact assessment / Health literacy Health literacy: Methods, methodologies, and innovative projects and their findings / Winds of change: towards new ways of improving public health in Europe, Cankarjev Dom, Ljubljana, Slovenia November, 2018, in European Journal of Public Health, Volume 28, Issue suppl_4, 1 November 2018, cky213.645, https://doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/cky213.645
Okan O, Lopes E, Bollweg T, Bröder J, Messer M, Bruland D, Bond E, Carvalho G, Sørensen C, Saboga-Nunes L, Levin-Zamir D, Diana Sahrai D, Bittlingmayer U, Pelikan J, Thomas M, Bauer U, Pinheiro P. Generic health literacy measurement instruments for children and adolescents: a systematic review of the literature BMC Public Health (2018) 18:166 DOI 10.1186/s12889-018-5054-0
Saboga-Nunes L, Levin-Zamir D, Rabius V. Tobacco still a major killer- will we achieve the end game? European Journal of Public Health. 2017;27-4:22–5. Doi: org/10.1093/eurpub/ ckx161 https://doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/ckx161
Bröder J, Okan O, Bauer U, Bruland D, Schlupp S, Bollweg T, Saboga-Nunes L, Bond E, Sørensen K, Bitzer E, Jordan S, Domanska O, Firnges C, Carvalho G, Bittlingmayer U, Levin-Zamir D, Pelikan J, Sahrai D, Lenz A, Wahl P, Thomas M, Kess F, Pinheiro P (2017) - Health literacy in childhood and youth: a systematic review of definitions and models. BMC Public Health (2017) 17:361 DOI 10.1186/s12889-017-4267-y
Saboga-Nunes L. Perspectives on salutogenesis of scholars writing in Portuguese. In: Mittelmark MB, Sagy S, Eriksson M, Bauer GF, Pelikan JM, Lindström B, et al., editors. The handbook of salutogenesis. Geneva: Springer International Publishing; 2016. p. 415-422. DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-04600-6_46. ISBN 978-3-319-04599-3
Marques A, Peralta M, Catunda R, Matos M, Saboga-Nunes L. Associations between physical activity and self-rated wellbeing in European adults: A population-based, cross-sectional study. Preventive Medicine. 2016;91:18-23. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2016.07.021.
Marques A, Martins J, Peralta M, Catunda R, Saboga-Nunes L. European adults' physical activity socio-demographic correlates: a cross-sectional study from the European Social Survey. PeerJ. 2016;4:e2066. doi: 10.7717/peerj.2066. https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.2066
Goes A, Câmara G, Loureiro I, Bragança G, Saboga-Nunes L, Bourbon M - «Papa Bem» : investir na literacia em saúde para a prevenção da obesidade infantil = «Papa Bem» : investing in health literacy for childhood obesity prevention. Revista Portuguesa de Saúde Pública. 33 : 1 (2015) 12-23. DOI: 10.1016/j.rpsp.2015.01.002 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0870902515000073
Marques A, Sarmento H, Martins J, Saboga-Nunes L. Prevalence of physical activity in European adults : compliance with the World Health Organization's physical activity guidelines. Preventive Medicine. 81 2015;81:333-8. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2015.09.018.
Full details of publications can be found at www.saboga.net
Presidente da European Public Health Association (EUPHA) Secção Promoção da Saúde
International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE) - Global Working Group on Health Literacy (GWG-HL)
International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE) - Global Working Group GWG on Salutogenesis (GWG-SoC)
CNPq: Centro Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico, Diretorio de Grupos de Pesquisa no Brasil Lattes: (ProLiSaBr) PROmoção em Comunicação, educação e LIteracia para a SAúde no BRasil