Contact: palotufo@usp. I have the training, expertise, leadership, and motivation to carry out a long-term research project with a significant number of participants. I am an Internist and Epidemiologist, Professor of Medicine at the University of Sao Paulo, and Director of the Center for Clinical and Epidemiologic Research at the University of Sao Paulo. After the Internal Medicine Residency Program (1981-1983) and two years as Chief Resident of Hospital da Clinicas, I began to work in two settings, hospital and primary care with a focus to a program of detection, treatment, and control of hypertension. Both activities determined an option to get a Master (1990-93) and Doctoral (1993-96) degree in Epidemiology & Public Health at the University of Sao Paulo. Further, to learn about prospective epidemiologic studies related to non-communicable diseases, I performed from 1997 to 1999, a postdoctoral fellowship at Division of Preventive Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital working on two longitudinal studies, the Physicians' Health Study and Women's Health Study. Back to Brazil in 2000, I created with Professor Isabela Bensenor, the Center for Clinical and Epidemiologic Research that was involved initially testing bioequivalence of generic drugs and six pharmaceutical-sponsored trials related to the acute coronary syndrome. Further, in 2004, I was one of the entrepreneurs who created the Brazilian Longitudinal Study of Adult Health (ELSA-Brasil).
I am the head of the ELSA-Brasil's Presentation & Publication Committee evaluating proposals for analysis and the final version of manuscripts for submission. Up to May 2019, 265 peer-reviewed ELSA-Brasil papers were published. I directly participated in 117 articles, 32 of them as the first or senior author. I was invited to present ELSA-Brasil during international meetings such as International Epidemiologic Association, Anchorage, USA (2013); Society for Epidemiologic Research, Miami, USA (2016); and Scientific Sessions, American Heart Association, New Orleans, USA (2016). Three academic seminars were organized during the year of 2015 at Johns Hopkins University, Brown University, and Brigham and Women's Health). My thematic areas on ELSA-Brasil publications (only as first or senior author) have been subclinical atherosclerosis, hypertension, dyslipidemia.
Moreover, I had a permanent collaboration with the Global Burden of Diseases and the "NonCommunicable Diseases Risk Factor Collaboration (NCRisC).
At the same time, I was the Principal Investigator of two hospital-based registries dedicated to stroke and acute coronary syndrome and manage two randomized trials related to evaluating the effect of electric stimulation on depression whose results were published on the New England Journal of Medicine and JAMA. According to the rank by Web of Science/Clarivate, I was one most cited scientists worldwide. Most recently, I am involved Global Atrial Fibrillation Initiative organized by the University of Birmingham as the Brazilian principal investigator, and to establish strong ties with the cohorts organized in the Internation 100 K Cohorts Collaboration.
(Source: Lattes Curriculum)