Cláudia Bulhões

  • Epidemiology
  • Public Health
  • Family Medicine
  • Depressive symptoms
  • Respiratory diseases
  • Asthma
  • COPD

Cláudia Bulhões was graduated in Medicine by the School of Medicine of University of Minho in 2007. In 2012 she obtained the title of Specialist in Family Medicine. In 2018 she achieved the PhD degree in Public Health.
Since 2012 she works as Specialist in Family Medicine in Vida+ Family Unit (ACeS Gerês/Cabreira), which she coordinates since 2020. She is also responsible for the respiratory diseases group.

She is Invited Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Systems Sciences of the School of Medicine of University of Minho, being the coordinator of Clinical Practice and Academic Profile 5 of the pre-graduated medical course. She dedicated her research mainly to the epidemiology of depressive symptoms in adolescents and respiratory diseases. She authored several papers and collaborates in national projects, namely the Epi-Asthma project – Prevalence and characterisation of Asthma patients according to disease severity in Portugal. Within the scope of research on medical education she collaborates in the project Learning needs of Portuguese Family Physicians in Respiratory Care. She belongs to the Editorial Team of the Portuguese Journal of General and Family Medicine.

Scientific Highlights

PhD grant for residents (SFRH/SINTD/60138/2009), from the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT), 2009
C. Bulhões; E. Ramos; M. Severo; S. Dias; H. Barros. “”Trajectories of depressive symptoms through adolescence and young adulthood: social and health outcomes””. European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry 30 1 (2021): 65-74.
Cláudia Bulhões; E. Ramos; S. Dias; H. Barros. “”Depressive symptoms at 13 years as predictors of depression in older adolescents: a prospective 4-year follow-up study in a nonclinical population””. European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry 28 4 (2019): 595-599.
Bulhões C; Ramos E; Severo M; Dias S; Barros H. “”Measuring depressive symptoms during adolescence: what is the role of gender?””. Epidemiology and psychiatric sciences (2017):
Bulhões C; Ramos E; Lindert J; Dias S; Barros H. “”Depressive symptoms and its associated factors in 13-year-old urban adolescents.””. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (2013):