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Vera Silvia Facciolla Paiva


Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Instituto de Psicologia (IP)  (Institutional affiliation from the last research proposal)
Birthplace: Brazil

Professor of the Institute of Psychology (IP) and researcher at the Institute of Advanced Studies (IEA) at the University of Sao Paulo, Vera Paiva research and teaching is on a psychosocial approach to inequality, sexuality and the psychossocial dimension of health promotion and care. Since the early 1980s has been dedicated to Human Rights based approaches and, more especially to the AIDS response in Brazil and Globally. Since 2020, involved in the COVID-19 social response. Mac Artur Foundation Individual Grantee (1993-1996).1987- (CURRENT) Professor at the University of São Paulo based at the Social Psychology Department (Undergrad and Grad), at the Institute of Psychology; Graduate courses at Preventive Medicine Department (Medical School) 1991- cofounder and researcher at NEPAIDS-USP (the Interdisciplinary Study Group for AIDS Prevention of the University of São Paulo)2017 (Fall) Cogut Professor at Center for Latin American Studies at Brown University/ USA2016-2017 (Winter) Visiting Scholar at the CILAS at University of California San Diego/USA2014 -2016 Member of the Brazilian National Council of Human Rights and Coordinator of the Human Rights Commission of the Conselho Federal de Psicologia / CFP (Federal Council of Psychology, 2014 -2016 2012-2015 GDG Consultant of the Human Reproduction Program at World Health Organization (HRP/ WHO) Development of the Guideline on sexual reproductive health needs and human rights of women living with HIV.2013 2015 Academy member of the Association for the Social Sciences and Humanities in HIV.2003- 2009 Researcher and Visiting Professor at Sociomedical Science Department at Mailman School of Public Health / Columbia University / N. York/EUA2004-2006 Consultant for WHO Department of Reproductive Health and Research, consultant to UNDP, UNFPA and World Bank Special Program of Research.1996- 2001 Member of the Ethical Review Committee of the United Nations Aids Program (ERC/UNAIDS).1998-2011 Consultant serving at various bodies of the Brazilian National Committee for STD/AIDS of the Ministry of Health in Brazil (Group on Women, Scientific Committee, at the Board of the National Aids Committee). 1991- 1996 Member of Steering Committee, Working Group of Sexual Behavior Research, AIDS and Reproductive Health Network (WGSBR/ARHN) /Harvard School of Public Health and Instituto de Medicina Social/UERJ 1994-1996 Fogarty Fellow, University of California Berkeley and Center for Aids Prevention Studies/UCSF1996-1997 Visiting scholar, University of California UCSF1995-1997 Visiting scholar, Center for Latin American Studies Stanford UniversityHonors Mac Arthur Foundation - Individual Grantee for Leadership Science Special Award of the São Paulo State STD/AIDS Program. (Source: Lattes Curriculum)

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