Departamento de Medicina Preventiva - FM/MPR

O Departamento de Medicina Preventiva da Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo (FMUSP), criado em 1967, tem os objetivos de promover e desenvolver formas de conhecimento na área de saúde coletiva, com as especificidades que convêm a um departamento de uma escola de Medicina, por meio de ensino e pesquisa; ministrar o ensino superior, visando a formação de pessoas capacitadas ao exercício da investigação na área de saúde coletiva, bem como a qualificação para atividades profissionais; estender à sociedade serviços relacionados às atividades de ensino e pesquisa.

O Departamento desenvolve diferentes atividades em várias linhas de atuação que podem ser agrupadas nas seguintes áreas: Ciências Humanas e Sociais em Saúde, Epidemiologia, Política, Planejamento, Gestão e Avaliação em Saúde.

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Recent Submissions

  1. Air Pollution and Environmental Justice in Latin America: Where Are We and How Can We Move Forward?

    CURRENT ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH REPORTS, v.9, n.2, p.152-164, 2022

    Purpose of Review Air pollution in Latin America is a major environmental threat, yet few studies have focused on aspects of environmental justice with regard to air pollution in the region. We examined the scientific literature and described whether and how this issue has been addressed, identif...

  2. Legislative flexibilization for certification of non-profits hospitals in Brazil

    REVISTA DE DIREITO SANITARIO-JOURNAL OF HEALTH LAW, v.21, article ID e-0024, 18p, 2021

    For charitable social assistance entities that provide services to the Brazilian National Health System, the Federal Constitution of 1988 provided for the concession of tax immunity, as long as the requirements established by Law were met. There is a first difficulty in establishing the concepts ...

  3. Suspected neuropsychomotor developmental delay in the first 2 years of life in a birth cohort in the Brazilian Amazon: Incidence, persistence and risk factors

    INFANT AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT, v.31, n.2, article ID e2287, 16p, 2022

    We estimated risk factors associated with suspected neuropsychomotor developmental delay at age 2 years, in a birth cohort in the Brazilian Amazon. The Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition in Acre (MINA-Brasil) study is a population-based birth cohort involving children born between July 2015 ...

  4. Prevalence and Associated Risk Factors of Suicidal Ideation Among Brazilian Pregnant Women: A Population-Based Study

    FRONTIERS IN PSYCHIATRY, v.13, article ID 779518, 10p, 2022

    BackgroundSuicide is a leading cause of death during the perinatal period in high-income countries (HIC). There remains a lack of population-based studies about suicidal ideation (SI) during pregnancy among low and middle income countries (LMIC). Objective(s)Using the case of Brazil, we aim to es...

  5. Vaccine hesitancy in the global south: Towards a critical perspective on global health

    GLOBAL PUBLIC HEALTH, v.17, n.6, p.1087-1098, 2022

    The complex phenomenon of vaccine hesitancy has been causing increasing global concern. This systematic review aims at analysing the state of art of scientific literature concerning vaccine hesitancy in Latin America and Africa, observing if: (i) they use the same research trends as the global No...

  6. Using satellite imagery to estimate heavy vehicle volume for ecological injury analysis in India


    A major limitation of road injury research in low- and-middle income countries is the lack of consistent data across the settings, such as traffic counts, to measure traffic risk. This study presents a novel method in which traffic volume of heavy vehicles - trucks and buses - is estimated by ide...

  7. Depression underdiagnosis: Prevalence and associated factors. A population-based study

    JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRIC RESEARCH, v.151, p.157-165, 2022

    Despite its high prevalence and negative consequences, depression is often underdiagnosed. We aimed to estimate the prevalence and sociodemographic and health related factors associated with depression underdiagnosis among a nationally representative population-based sample in Brazil. Method: We ...

  8. miR-548d-3p Is Up-regulated in Human Visceral Leishmaniasis and Suppresses Parasite Growth in Macrophages (vol 12, 826039, 2022)


  9. Life expectancy and mortality in 363 cities of Latin America

    NATURE MEDICINE, v.27, n.3, p.463-+, 2021

    The concept of a so-called urban advantage in health ignores the possibility of heterogeneity in health outcomes across cities. Using a harmonized dataset from the SALURBAL project, we describe variability and predictors of life expectancy and proportionate mortality in 363 cities across nine Lat...

  10. The Relationship Between Bonding Impairment and Maternal Postpartum Smoking

    MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH JOURNAL, v.26, n.6, p.1246-1254, 2022

    Objectives Maternal postpartum smoking is associated with several negative outcomes for mother and child. The relationship between bonding impairment (BI) and maternal postpartum smoking is less known. The aim of the present study was to assess the relationship between BI and maternal postpartum ...