Sofia Vilela is a PhD researcher at the Laboratory for Integrative and Translational Research in Population Health of the Institute of Public Health of the University of Porto (ISPUP).
She has a degree in Nutrition Sciences from the Faculty of Nutrition and Food Sciences of the University of Porto and a master's degree in Epidemiology from the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto. In 2018 she completed her PhD in Public Health at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto, in conjunction with the University of Leeds, UK. She also specialises in Community Nutrition and Public Health.
She carries out research work at ISPUP and is part of the 'Nutrition and Cardiometabolic Health' lab at the ITR. She was also a member of the Consortium for the development of the most recent National Dietary and Physical Activity Survey (IAN-AF).
Her main research interests are related to assessing the tracking of specific dietary patterns, such as diet quality and chrononutrition, and their influence on cardiometabolic risk factors throughout the life cycle. She is currently coordinating the establishment and follow-up of a prospective cohort of morbidly obese patients undergoing bariatric surgery at the Santo António University Hospital Centre.