Brazil Chapter

Mission Statement

Our mission is to foster human capacity, enhance infrastructure and advance national-database research in order to carry out pharmacoepidemiology studies in Brazil.


  • To contribute with capacity building in pharmacoepidemiology to conduct high-quality pharmacoepidemiology studies in Brazil;
  • To disseminate the results of high-quality pharmacoepidemiology studies among researchers, policy makers and healthcare providers;
  • To propose harmonize Brazilian databases, working with decision markers in a government, to optimize its use for rigorous pharmacoepidemiology research at national and international levels;
  • To promote a collaboration among healthcare managers, researchers, and organized civil society (patients) groups within Brazil`s Unified Healthcare System;
  • To use data from Brazilian databases to estimate the potential Budget Impact of emerging drugs identified, prioritized and critically assessed by the Brazilian Horizon Scanning System and,
  • To promote international collaboration with individuals and groups in the area of pharmacoepidemiology research.
    • To involve investigators from the LatAm chapter in research projects initiated in Brazil
    • To collaborate with investigators from the LatAm chapter in preparation of webinars
    • To involve investigators from the LatAm chapter in presentations of workshops at ICPE

Meeting Schedule

The Brazil Chapter will meet several times per year by teleconference and/or through face-to-face meetings in Brazil and/or at the International Society of Pharmacoepidemiology (ISPE’s) midyear meeting and/or the International Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology (ICPE) meeting.

Comittee Members

Chair: Luciane C Lopes
Co-Chair: Maribel Salas
Co-Chair: Claudia Gracia Serpa Osório de Castro


Cristiano Soares de Moura, McGill University, ISPE member

Francisco de Assis Acurcio – UFMG (Federal University of Minas Gerais) – ISPE Member

Sueli Miyuki Yamauti - Unifesp (federal University of São Paulo) – ISPE Member

Tatiana Chama Borges Luz. Instituto René Rachou/Fiocruz Minas – ISPE Member

André Oliveira Baldoni – UFSJ (Federal University of São João Del-Rei) – Not Member

Cristiane de Cassia Bergamaschi – Uniso (University of Sorocaba) – Not Member

Izabela Fulone – Uniso (University of Sorocaba) – Not Member

Lauren  Mazzei - Uniso (university of Sorocaba) – Not Member

Marcus Toletino Silva – Uniso (university of Sorocaba) – Not Member

Marta Maria de França Fonteles - UFC (Federal University of Ceará) – Not  Member

Mirian Parente Monteiro – UFC (Federal University of Ceará) – Not Member

Nathan Mendes Souza - UFMG (Federal University of Minas Gerais) – Not Member

Silvio Barberato Filho – Uniso (University of Sorocaba) – Not Member

Vera Lucia Luiza – Fiocruz (Fundação Osvaldo Cruz) – Not Member

Abraham G Hartzema – University of Florida, US – Member (FISPE)

Björn Wettermark - Karolinska Institutet; Department Public Healthcare Services Committee – Sweeden – Member ISPE

Kwame Appenteng - Astellas Pharma -  US - Member (FISPE)

Maribel Salas - Daiichi Sankyo - US – Member (FISPE)

Monique Elsevier –University of Ghent, Belgium – Member  ISPE

Ria Benko - University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary – Member ISPE

Yesenia Rodríguez -  ESSALUD - Center of Pharmacovigilance and Medical Devices Vigilance, Peru – Member ISPE

Susan dosReis, PhD, FISPE - Department of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research -

University of Maryland School of Pharmacy - Member ISPE

Ana Rincon – University of Guadalajara – Mexico – Not member

Jorge Augusto Diaz Rojas - Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá – not Member

Joseph Fadare – (Ekiti State University, Nigeria) – Not Member

Olayinka Ogunleye – Lagos State University College of Medicine and Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria

Roberta Joppi - Clinical Research & Drug Assessment Unit Local Health Authority – Veneto Region, Italy; Chair of the EuroScan International Network – Not member