Geospatial Health Scientist
André Oliveira holds a Ph.D in International Health and an M.Sc. in Geographic Information Systems and Science from the New University of Lisbon. He holds a graduation in Geography and Regional Planning from the University of Lisbon.
He has been involved in Public Health research for several years, mainly spatial analysis applications in Human Health and Disease, but also Healthcare services performance. At the Portuguese Directorate-General of Health, he took part in the development and administration of an epidemiological surveillance system bringing together ETL database processes, GIS and WebGIS technologies in a multiplatform environment, aimed at monitoring daily demand for hospital and health centre emergency services in Portugal.
He has lectured several database-related disciplines at the New University of Lisbon since 2009, with a special focus on Spatial Databases.
During Ph.D., his research area shifted to Spatial Epidemiology, having focused on the spatial relationship between stroke and socioeconomic covariates across different age cohorts, through several forms of spatial statistics.
His current research interests are mainly focused on modelling current and future impacts of climate to human health, together with the influence of urban environments.