Sandra C. Fuchs

Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil


Sandra Fuchs serves as an Associate Professor in the Department of Social Medicine, School of Medicine, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. As a physician, she developed clinical experience as a Pediatrician and defended a doctoral thesis in severe diarrhea in southern Brazil. Her international experience has been consolidated in a postdoctorate at the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA. Currently, she is the Coordinator of the Postgraduate Studies Program in Cardiology, School of Medicine, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul. Her main research areas of interest are obesity, hypertension, and translational research in cardiovascular disease. Currently, her research activities are focused on the PREVER study, two randomized clinical trials, the first one aims to prevent hypertension with low doses of antihypertensive drugs and the second one targets to control hypertension, both in patients who do not respond to lifestyle changes. In addition, she has conducted clinical research focusing on observational studies in cardiovascular disease. She has three active lines of research factors: first, risk for cardiovascular disease: obesity, hypertension, and others, Second, nutrition, and third, methodological issues in the design and analysis of epidemiological studies. A particular feature of her research is the integration of infectious and cardiovascular diseases. Over the past 20 years, she has mentored undergraduates, masters and doctoral students, and faculty.

Biography Updated on 28 March 2018

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