Holds a PhD in Medicine (Rheumatology) from the Lisbon Medical School (FMUL) and her MSc in Medical Sciences (MMSc) from Harvard Medical School, Harvard University. Coordinator of the Health Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program at CATÓLICA-LISBON | Executive Education. She is a Professor of Rheumatology at Lisbon Medical School, a Senior Consultant of Rheumatology at North Lisbon Medical Centre (Santa Maria Hospital, Lisbon), Principal Investigator at Instituto de Medicina Molecular. She is also the Principal Investigator of several Clinical Trials at Santa Maria Hospital; National Coordinator of Reuma. pt (the Portuguese Register in Rheumatic Diseases) from Portuguese Society of Rheumatology (SPR); Cocoordinator of EpireumaPt (the Portuguese Epidemiologic Study of Rheumatic Diseases). She is the Principal Investigator of CoReumaPt (Portuguese Cohort Study of Rheumatic Diseases) from SPR and Chief Medical Officer of Patient Innovation. She is the Scientific Director of the Health Innovation Lab (HiLab), a forum that brings together leaders, professionals and entrepreneurs from the health-care sector and academia to discuss, share and experiment innovative ideas and concepts.