Helena Canhão


Invited Full Professor Nova Medical School and School of Public Health, Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Head of EpiDoC Unit, CEDOC, NMS.

Helena holds a MD, PhD and Habillitation in Medicine from Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de Lisboa. She is also Master in Medical Sciences (Clinical Investigation) by Harvard Medical School, University of Harvard, Boston, USA.

She is also senior consultant of rheumatology (CHLN-Hospital de Santa Maria); Chief medical officer at Patient Innovation, Católica-Lisbon School of Business and Economics, Vice-President of Portuguese Society of Rheumatology and Vice-President of the patient association Liga Portuguesa Contra as Doenças Reumáticas.

Author and co-author of various books and book chapters and of 154 research papers indexed in PubMed/Medline. Principal investigator and national coordinator of several clinical trials and research projects.