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Maria Sharmila Alina de Sousa

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Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP). Campus São Paulo. Escola Paulista de Medicina (EPM)  (Institutional affiliation for the last research proposal)
Birthplace: Brazil

Holds B.Sc. in Biomedical Sciences at Federal University of São Paulo (2007), M.Sc. in Pharmaceutical Medicine (2008), M.Res. in Medicine (Clinical Endocrinology, Human and Medical Gentics - Cancer Genetics) and Ph.D. in Medicine (Clinical Endocrinology, Bioethics, Translational Medicine). Graduated with Merit from King's College London (University of London) as M.Sc. in Medicine Science & Society (2011). Students' representative at Research Ethics Committee from Federal University of São Paulo (2005-2013). Visiting PhD Researcher at Department of Political Economy, King's College London, being awarded FAPESP BEPE scholarship (2013/2014) to work in association with the 'Rising Powers II' project on the BRICs and the UK. Intern at the World Health Organization ePORTUGUESe Network program (Aug-Oct/2014). Received scholarships throughout her academic career from São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) for undergraduate scientific initiation (2007), masters (2008/2009) and doctorate (2010-2015) research projects, as well as a King's College London Post-Graduate Taught Masters Award in (2010/2011). Sharmila was Associate Researcher at the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation School of Governance (Fiocruz Brasilia 2016/20), working as Senior R&D and Impact Consultant building evidence and translating knowledge to improve all social participation processes regarding the health technology assessment (HTA) management of the incorporation of (new) technologies into the Brazilian National Public Health System (SUS - Sistema Único de Saúde) in partnership with DGITS (Executive Secretariat of the HTA Agency of the Ministry of Health of Brazil - Conitec), and supports both evidence-informed policy and decision-making for both DGITS and DECIT departments of the Ministry of Health of Brazil. Sharmila has experience in Genetics (Cancer Genetics), Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Bioethics, Research Ethics, Medical Humanities, Evidence-based Medicine, Evidence-Informed Policy and Decision-Making, Health Technology Assessment, Qualitative Evidence Syntheses, Knowledge Translation, Implementation Science, Scientometrics, Altmetrics, Social Studies of Science & Technology (STS), Real World Data/Evidence, Data Protection Laws, especially between Brazil (LGPD), US (HIPAA-GINA), UK and the EU (GDPR). Coordinated the Research Group $aúde 4.0 (Health $ciences 4.0) at the think tank Laboratory of Politics, Behaviour and Media (LABÔ) at Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC-SP) during the first semester of 2020. Today, as Brazil Ambassador of the Research Impact Academy (, Sharmila acts as R&D Consultant in Public Health Genomics (or 5P Medicine - Predictive, Preventive, Personalised/Precision, Participatory and Populational), Citizen Science and IMpact Intelligence (Real World Evidence Generation and Clinical and Qualitative Data Science), continuing as Research Fellow at Consumer Culture, Society and Trends at LABÔ from PUC-SP, and at Laboratories of Genetic Bases of Thyroid Nodules and Molecular and Translational Endocrinology at EPM-Unifesp. Her interests fall on the production and use of (quantitative and qualitative) evidence (formally published in peer-reviewed indexed journals and coloquially shared through digital social media and the internet) to inform policy and decision-making for the sustainabity and equity of the health sector of the Brazilian bioeconomy (Health Industry Complex). (LinkedIn: (Source: Lattes Curriculum)

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