Meet our collaborators

Fernando Fernandez-Llimos 

PhD in Pharmacy at the University of Granada (Spain). Professor at the Pharmacology Laboratory, Faculty of Pharmacy (FFUP), University of Porto (Portugal). Senior Researcher at the Mechanistic Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapy group of the Research Unit on Applied Molecular Biosciences (UCIBIO). Associate Editor of Brazilian Journal Hospital Pharmacy.

Research areas: information for healthcare professionals, pharmaceutical clinical services, evidence synthesis,  epidemiologic and biostatistical methods.

Roberto Pontarolo

PhD in Sciences – Biochemistry, Federal University of Paraná (Brazil). Professor at the Pharmacy department and coordinator of the Postgraduate Research Program in Pharmaceutical Care, Federal University of Paraná (Brazil). Leader of the research Center of Biopharmacy (CEB) and Group of Studies in Health-Technology Assessment (GEATS). Member of the advisor board of the Brazilian Regulatory Agency (ANVISA), of the Brazilian Network of Health-Technology Assessment (REBRATS) and of the National Institute of Science and Technology for Pharmaceutical Innovation (INCT-IF).

Research areas: bioanalytical method validation, characterization of pharmaceutical products and metabolites, health-technology assessment.

Filipa Duarte-Ramos

PhD in Pharmacoepidemiology, University of Lisbon (Portugal).  Professor at the Social-Pharmacy department,  Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Lisbon (Portugal). Member of the European Network of Centres for Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacovigilance at the European Medicines Agency (ENCePP – EMA) Special Interest Group in Drug Safety in Pregnancy. Epidemiology Expert of the European Medicines Agency (EMA).

Research areas: epidemiologic and biostatistical methods, health determinants, drug utilization, evidence synthesis.


Fernanda S. Tonin

PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences (Federal University of Paraná, Brazil) and Pharmacy (University of Lisbon, Portugal) – 2019. Master’s Degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences (2015), Federal University of Paraná (Brazil). Postgraduate Visiting Researcher (2018-2020) at the University of Technology Sydney (Australia). Member of the Group of Studies in Health-Technology Assessment (GEATS). Member of the Editorial Board of Pharmacy Practice Journal. Member of the Executive Council Pharmacy Practice Research SIG, of the International Federation of Pharmacists (FIP).

Research area: health-technology assessment, decision-analytic modeling, pharmacoeconomic assessment, epidemiologic and biostatistical methods.

Helena H. Borba

PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Federal University of Paraná (Brazil). Master’s Degree in collaboration with  Private Universität für Gesundheitswissenschaften, Medizinische Informatik und Technik (Austria). Professor in the department of Pharmacy, Federal University of Paraná (Brazil). Member of the Group of Studies in Health-Technology Assessment (GEATS).

Research area: health-technology assessment, pharmacoeconomic modeling, evidence synthesis.