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Dr Maria Joao Forjaz
Centre for Human and Social Sciences, Spanish National Research Council, CCHS-CSIC
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National School of Public Health; Carlos III Institute of Health
Monforte de Lemos 5
Clinical Sciences / Geriatrics, Psychology, Public Health
Quality of life in ageing
Patient reported health outcomes
Scale development and validation (classic psychometrics)
Undergraduate degree in psychology from University of Lisbon. PhD in clinical psychology obtained in the University of North Texas with a Fulbright scholarship. Current position as a scientific researcher in National School of Public Health, Carlos III Institute of Health, Spain. Principal investigator of several publicly-funded grants on quality of life in old age, dementia and residence care. Author of almost 30 papers on peer-review journals. Evaluator of scientific proposal for the Spanish National Agency of Evaluation (ANEP), from the ministry of science. Peer-reviewer for several scientific journals. Fluent in English, Spanish, Portuguese and French. Recipient of several scientific awards, scholarships and grants. Research topics: quality of life, Parkinson’s disease, dementia, patient reported outcomes, scale development and validation, psychometrics, Rasch analysis, caregiver burden, public health.