About my background


WORK EXPERIENCE

PSYCHOLOGICAL COUNSELING, Bern, Switzerland (2016-current)

  • Major activities: Evaluation and counseling of adults seeking psychological assistance. Specialized in people living with diabetes, overweight related problems, and foreign people living in Switzerland. Clinical psychology based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

INSELSPITAL, Bern, Switzerland (2012-current)

  • Researcher at the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Clinical Nutrition

  • Major activities: Research projects in psychological aspects of diabetes and obesity

UNIVERSITÉ DE NEUCHÂTEL, Neuchâtel, Switzerland (2013)

  • Scientific collaborator at the Enterprise institute, Faculty of Economics and Business

  • Research projects in consumer psychology and sustainable behaviors

UNIVERSITÀ DELLA SVIZZERA ITALIANA, Lugano, Switzerland (2009-2011)

  • Post-Doctoral Fellow in Health Communication

  • Major project: Measuring the determinants of physical activity behavior for people living with type 2 diabetes: developing a measurement tool in Ticino, Switzerland

HOSPITAL MOINHOS DE VENTO, Porto Alegre, Brazil (2006-2008)

  • Health/Clinical Psychologist at the Clinical Psychology Department

  • Counseling for health care team, family and patients in intensive care units, infirmaries and home care

HOSPITAL DE CLÍNICAS DE PORTO ALEGRE, Porto Alegre, Brazil (2004-2008)

  • Health/Clinical Psychologist at the Endocrinology Division

  • Diabetes Psychology research projects and diabetes counseling

DIABETES RESEARCH CENTER, Porto Alegre, Brazil  (2003-2008)

  • Health/Clinical Psychologist

  • Diabetes education and psychological counseling

  • Clinical research project management

INSTITUTE FOR CHILDREN WITH DIABETES, Porto Alegre, Brazil  (2001-2002)

  • Health/Clinical Psychologist at the Endocrinology Division

  • Diabetes education for children and parents

CITY HEALTH DEPARTMENT, Porto Alegre, Brazil  (2000-2001)

  • Health/Clinical Psychologist

  • Training health professionals/teachers/adolescents on HIV/STI prevention 


EDUCATION

PhD in Medical Sciences: Endocrinology

  • Medical School, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre, Brazil

  • Dissertation title: Impact of psychological aspects on metabolic control and chronic complications in patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus

MA in Psychology

  • Psychology School, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre, Brazil

  • Thesis title: Brazilian Version of PAID (Problem Areas in Diabetes) Scale: Assessing the Impact of Diabetes on Quality of Life

BA in Psychology

  • Psychology School, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), Porto Alegre, Brazil