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Maria Beatriz Martins Linhares


Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeirão Preto (FMRP)  (Institutional affiliation from the last research proposal)
Birthplace: Brazil

Senior Associate Professor at the Department of Neurosciences and Behavioral Sciences at the Faculty of Medicine of Ribeirão Preto, USP. Graduated in Psychology from Universidade Gama Filho (1977), with specialization in Clinical Child Psychology from Hospital das Clínicas da FMRP-USP (1978-1979), specialist titles in Clinical Psychology and Hospital Psychology, conferred by CFP, Master's in Special Education from Federal University of São Carlos (1983) and a PhD in Science (Experimental Psychology) from the Institute of Psychology of the University of São Paulo (1988). Post-Doctorate at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada) carried out in 2002 at the Research Center of Dr Ruth E. Grunau. Professor at FMRP-USP in 2009. Research Productivity Scholarship from CNPq, level 1-A (1991-2020) and Senior Investigator (2022- in progress).Faculty professor of the Disciplines of Medical Psychology and Introduction to Communication with Patients in the Medicine Course at FMRP-USP, and Developmental Psychology in the Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Nutrition and Metabolism, and Speech Therapy at FMRP-USP. Professor-advisor, Vice-coordinator (2004-2010) and former member of the Coordinating Committee (2010-2012;2013-2015), of the Graduate Program in Mental Health at FMRP-USP (Concept 7 CAPES). Professor-supervisor of the Postgraduate Program in Psychology at FFCLRP-USP (Concept 6 CAPES ). Professor, former coordinator of the Pediatric Psychology Service, HC Criança, HCFMRP-USP. Coordinator of the Research Laboratory on Prevention of Children's Development and Behavior Problems - LAPREDES (FMRP-USP). Former coordinator of two Professional Improvement Programs at Hospital das Clínicas, FMRP-USP (Developmental Psychology in the area of Health and Clinical Psychopedagogy). I have experience in teaching, assistance and research in the field of Psychology, with an emphasis on Psychological Treatment and Prevention, focusing on the following topics: prevention of child development and behavior problems, risk factors and protection for the development of vulnerable children born preterm. ; child development assessment; pain assessment and non-pharmacological pain management in neonates and children; child's temperament; the psychological impact of illness and hospitalization on the child and family; positive parenting and prevention of violence against children. Member of the ANPEPP Working Group Research in Health Psychology and Development of Children and Adolescents, being coordinator from 2004-2008. Leader of the Directory of Researchers at CNPQ Research in Pediatric Psychology. I was First Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Brazilian Society of Psychology (Gestões 2010-2011; 2012-2013) and was a Member of the Scientific Policies Committee of ANPEPP in the 2011-2012 and 2013-2014 Administrations. Member of the CAPES Evaluation Committee for Postgraduate Psychology Programs (2010 and 2013 triennials). Collaborator member of Pain in Child Health (PICH): the CIHR Strategic Training Initiative in Health Research. He was a member of the Editorial Committee of Revista Paidéia (FFCLRP-USP, CAPES - A1). Researcher responsible for the research on validation in Brazil of the ACT-Raising Safe Kids Program, of the American Psychological Association - APA. Master Trainer and coordinator of Training in the ACT program at LAPREDES. In 2016, she conducted training on the IDEAS Impact Framework at the University of Oregon in partnership with the Frontiers of Innovation of the Harvard Center of Developing Child. Member of the GO-TEAM Brazil of the I-Lab - Innovation Laboratory, Science Center for Childhood. Member of the Scientific Committee of the NCPI Childhood Science Center. Member of IVEPESP - Institute for Valuing Education and Research of the State of São Paulo. CPAPI-Brazilian Center for Research Applied to Early Childhood (FAPESP-FMCSV), as principal investigator. MBMLinhares Consulting Training, Development, and Research (Source: Lattes Curriculum)

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