Dr. Marcia Scazufca
Dr. Scazufca graduated in Psychology from the Catholic University of São Paulo (1984). She has a master’s degree in Epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene And Tropical Medicine -UK (2006) and a master’s degree in Social Psychology from the University of São Paulo (1990). PhD in Psychology at the Institute of Psychiatry, University of London (1996). Postdoctoral fellow at the Academic Unit of Psychiatry, University of Bristol (2008). Since 2009, she hold the position of Scientific Researcher VI at the Institute of Psychiatry, Hospital das Clínicas, Faculty of Medicine, University of São Paulo. Dr. Scazufca has been a visiting scientist at the Lown Scholar Program, Department of Global Health and Population, T. H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University since 2017, and visiting researcher at the Global Mental Health Research Group, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neurosciences, King’s College London since 2018. Her research is in psychiatric epidemiology, on the following topics: epidemiology of mental disorders in adults and the elderly (dementia, depression, psychosis, and postpartum women), and mental health in primary care. She has participated as a researcher and coordinator in national and international multicenter studies. Currently, Dr. Scazufca is conducting two randomized clinical trials in Brazil to test the effectiveness of digital psychosocial interventions for older adults in primary care with depressive and subthreshold depressive symptoms.