Sharmila Sousa, PhD
Pursuing a more sociocultural, politico-economical and bioethical approach to designing impact on her previous academic research activities developing diagnostic (genetic) tests for thyroid cancer prevention and treatment, Sharmila received a Visiting Fellowship at the Department of Political Economy to collaborate with the Rising Powers II ESRC Project (2013/2014) at King’s College London, and an internship at the World Health Organization ePORTUGUESe Network – a solidarity-based south-south platform to promote capacity building for human resources in health and access to health information in Portuguese for all Portuguese-speaking countries. Sharmila now works at an innovative partnership project amongst the Fiocruz Governance School and the Brazilian Ministry of Health to support and improve all their processes regarding rapid reviews (to inform decision-makers due to judicialisation of medicine), social participation and public consultation in all their processes regarding both evaluation and incorporation of technologies into the Brazilian national public health system (SUS), guideline implementation at all levels of SUS, and knowledge translation initiatives. Sharmila holds a B.Sc in Biomedical Sciences (Federal University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2007), an M.Sc in Pharmaceutical Medicine (Federal University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2008), an M.Res in Endocrinological Sciences (Federal University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2009), an M.Sc in Medicine Science & Society (King’s College London, UK, 2011) and a PhD in Translational Medicine (Federal University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2015). Her fields of interest are P4 Medicine, Citizen Science, Governance in Health, Health Technology Assessment and Evidence-Informed Policy-Making.