Silvania Suely Caribé de Aráujo Andrade, BS, MPH

Epidemiologist, Department of Non-Communicable Disease Surveillance

Secretariat of Health Surveillance (SVS), Brazilian Ministry of Health, Brasilia, Brazil


Silvania Andrade has a bachelor’s degree in dentistry from the Universidade Estadual de Feira de Santana, Bahia, a master's degree in public health from the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, and is currently in a doctoral program in epidemiology through the Universidade de São Paulo, on a scholarship through the National Council for the Development of Science and Technology (Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq).

As part of her doctoral training and her position at the Ministry of Health, Ms. Andrade is responsible for data analysis and research on non-communicable disease risk factors, and supports the surveillance system for the Ministry of Health. Prior to entering this program, she participated in the Brazilian Field Epidemiology Training Program (EPISUS) with the Ministry of Health, where she studied the association between physical violence, consumption of alcohol and other drugs, and bullying among Brazilian adolescents. She has experience in chronic disease, safety, violence and accident surveillance, has taught dentistry, epidemiology, biostatistics and public health at national universities, and serves as reviewer for national journals.

Ms. Andrade's PH-LEADER project is:

Her project mentor is Mick Ballesteros, PhD, of the Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) Unit of the Center for Global Health (CGH), US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).