Dais Gonçalves Rocha PhD.

Abrasco Meeting_May 2014Dais Gonçalves Rocha PhD. is a Professor of Health Promotion and Health Education; Human Rights, Culture and Society at the Department of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Brasília-DF/Brazil. She is an Academic Advisor and Professor in the Unesco Chair of Bioethics Program at the University of Brasília, and  Co-coordinator of Theme Group on Health Promotion and Sustainable Development of the Brazilian Association of Collective Health.

Dais completed a post-doctoral fellowship at School of Population and Public Health in 2013-2014, University of British Columbia (Canada) and her PhD Degree in Public Health/Health Promotion, University of São Paulo (Brazil) in 2001. Previously Daid has obtained her Master Degree in Public Health/Health Education from the University of São Paulo (Brazil). Specialization in Health Promotion – 1998 and an undergraduate in Dentistry- Federal University of Goiás- Goiânia (Brazil) in 1990.

As professor and researcher Dais dedicated a lot of time to building alliances and a working agenda between university-services and social movements to reduce health inequities and promote the right to health. In this way, since 2010 she had coordinated a graduate level course called “Human rights, culture, and society” where masters and doctoral students carry out field studies on care related to Policies to Promote Equity in Health that the Brazilian Ministry of Health has implemented since 2003. These policies include: National Policies on Integral Care for Black Population; Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transvestite/Transsexual communities; Rural and Forest Communities; and Integral Care for Adolescents.

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