LIM/38 - Laboratório de Epidemiologia e Imunobiologia

O Laboratório de Epidemiologia e Imunobiologia é ligado ao Departamento de Medicina Preventiva da Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo (FMUSP).

Linhas de pesquisa: epidemiologia das neoplasias; epidemiologia da AIDS e outras doenças transmissíveis; imunopatogenia de leishmanioses; métodos diagnósticos e alternativas terapêuticas das doenças negligenciadas; coinfecção HIV/leishmania.

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Recent Submissions

  1. Malnutrition in mother-child dyads in the Brazilian National Survey on Child Nutrition (ENANI-2019)

    CADERNOS DE SAUDE PUBLICA, v.39, suppl.2, article ID e00085622, 15p, 2023

    Malnutrition affects billions of individuals worldwide and represents a global health challenge. This study aimed to determine the prevalence of malnutri-tion (undernutrition or overweight) among mother-child dyads in children under 5 years old in Brazil in 2019 and to estimate changes in this pr...

  2. Association between ultra-processed food consumption and the incidence of type 2 diabetes: the ELSA-Brasil cohort

    DIABETOLOGY & METABOLIC SYNDROME, v.15, n.1, article ID 233, 10p, 2023

    Background Ultra-processed food (UPF) consumption increases the risk of type 2 diabetes in various high-income countries, with some variation in the magnitude across studies. Our objective was to investigate the association of UPF consumption and specific subgroups with incident type 2 diabetes i...

  3. Editorial: Ultra-processed foods and human and planetary health

    FRONTIERS IN NUTRITION, v.10, article ID 1297262, 3p, 2023

  4. A novel web-based 24-h dietary recall tool in line with the Nova food processing classification: description and evaluation

    PUBLIC HEALTH NUTRITION, v.26, n.10, p.1997-2004, 2023

    Objective:This paper describes the first web-based self-completed 24-h recall designed to categorise food intake according to Nova groups - Nova24h - and its agreement with a reference tool in estimating the dietary relative contribution of the four Nova food groups (% of total energy intake).Des...

  5. Food and Nutrition Surveillance System markers predict diet quality

    REVISTA DE SAUDE PUBLICA, v.57, article ID 82, 11p, 2023

    OBJECTIVE: To investigate the performance of food consumption markers of the Food and Nutrition Surveillance System (Sisvan) in assessing the overall dietary quality.METHODS: The study was carried out based on the reproduction of responses to markers in 24-hour recall data from 46,164 individuals...

  6. Associations of SARS-CoV-2 cycle threshold values with age, gender, sample collection setting, and pandemic period


    Cycle threshold (Ct) values in COVID-19 reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) tests estimate the viral load in biological samples. Studies have investigated variables associated with SARS-CoV-2 viral load, aiming to identify factors associated with higher transmissibility. Usin...

  7. Changes in dietary markers during the covid-19 pandemic in Brazil

    REVISTA DE SAUDE PUBLICA, v.57, article ID 54, 13p, 2023

    OBJECTIVE: Evaluate changes in the Brazilian population's diet and its determinants during the covid-19 pandemic.METHODS: We used diet data collected by the Datafolha Institute in 2019 (n = 1,384), 2020 (n =1,214), and 2021 (n = 1,459) from independent and representative samples of the adult popu...

  8. Food environment near schools in the largest Brazilian metropolis: analyses and contributions based on census data

    CADERNOS DE SAUDE PUBLICA, v.39, n.9, article ID e00030223, 13p, 2023

    We aimed to investigate and compare the distribution of establishments that sell food near municipal, state, and private schools in the municipality of Sao Paulo, Brazil. This cross-sectional, exploratory, and census study was conducted in 3,121 schools. Circular buffers were traced around school...

  9. Interprofessional collaboration in primary health care from the perspective of implementation science

    CADERNOS DE SAUDE PUBLICA, v.39, n.10, article ID e00213322, 14p, 2023

    The objective was to analyze the perceptions of primary health care (PHC) workers about interprofessional collaboration from the perspective of implementation science. This is a qualitative study that used in-depth interview as a data production technique. Interviews were conducted with 15 worker...

  10. Prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 infection among health care workers in a reference hospital in Brazil


    Health care workers (HCW) are the frontline workforce for COVID-19 patient care and, consequently, are exposed to SARS-CoV-2 infection due to close contact to infected patients. Here, we evaluate the prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 infection among HCW from an infectious disease hospital, reference cente...