Dr Isabel Ferreira de Sousa

Associate Professor

School of Public Health
Faculty of Medicine
i.ferreira@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 55584

Overview

(Clinical) Epidemiologist

  • Lifestyle, Metabolic and Cardiovascular Diseases
    • Early life and lifecourse determinants
    • Pathobiological mechanisms

Program Director Master of Epidemiology

Course Coordinator:

  • Clinical Epidemiology (PUBH7650)
  • Methods in Clinical Epidemiology (PUBH7653)
  • Dissertations (PUBH7950 | PUBH7955 | PUBH7957)

Research Interests

  • Early determinants of arterial ageing/arterial stiffness and hypertension
    Perinatal factors, Lifestyle factors during childhood and adolescence
  • Epidemiology of metabolic and cardiovascular diseases
    obesity, diabetes
  • Cohort studies
  • Longitudinal/lifecourse analyses
  • Mediation analyses

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, VU University Amsterdam

Publications

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Publications

Featured Publications

Book Chapter

  • Ferreira, Isabel and Twisk, Jos (2017). Physical activity, cardiorespiratory fitness and cardiovascular health. In Neil Armstrong and Willem van Mechelen (Ed.), The Oxford Textbook of Children's Sport and Exercise Medicine (pp. 239-253) Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford Univerisity Press. doi:10.1093/med/9780198757672.003.0017

  • Stehouwer, Coen D. A., Ferreira, Isabel, Kosakova, Michaela and Palombo, Carlo (2015). Glucose metabolism, diabetes and the arterial wall. In Peter Nilsson, Michael Olsen and Stephane Laurent (Ed.), Early Vascular Ageing (EVA): new directions in cardiovascular protection (pp. 147-156) Kidlington, Oxford, United Kingdom: Elsevier Academic Press. doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-801387-8.00015-6

  • Ferreira, Isabel and van de Laar, Roel J. (2015). Lessons from the Amsterdam Growth and Health Longitudinal Study. In Peter Nilsson, Michael Olsen and Stephane Laurent (Ed.), Early Vascular Ageing (EVA): new directions in cardiovascular protection (pp. 33-44) Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Elsevier Academic Press. doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-801387-8.00005-3

  • Ferreira, Isabel (2015). Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome. In Adel Berbari and Giuseppe Mancia (Ed.), Arterial disorders: definition, clinical manifestations, mechanisms and therapeutic approaches (pp. 237-248) Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-14556-3_17

  • Ferreira, Isabel, van de laar, Roel J. and Stehouwer, Coen D. A. (2014). Obesity, metabolic syndrome, diabetes and smoking. In Michel E. Safar, Michael O'Rourke and Edward D. Flohlich (Ed.), Blood pressure and arterial wall mechanics in cardiovascular diseases (pp. 409-422) London, United Kingdom: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-1-4471-5198-2_33

  • Voogd, AC, Leffers, P, Staal, JB and Ferreira, I (2012). Therapy. In C.P. Brouwer, M. Mommers, C.J. van Gool, I.J. Kant and I. Ferreira (Ed.), Training Critical Appraisal of a Topic - An indispensable manual in the era of Evidence Based Medicine (pp. 145-194) Maastricht, The Netherlands: Mediview/O.I.G. Maastricht University.

  • Voogd, A. C., Ferreira, I., Leffers, P. and Staal, J. B. (2011). Therapie. In de Brouwer, C. P., Kant, I. J., Smits, L. J. and Voogd, A. C. (Ed.), Training Critical Appraisal of a Topic – Een onmisbare handleiding in het tijdperk van Evidence Based Medicine 2nd ed. (pp. 149-198) Maastricht, The Netherlands: Mediview/O.I.G. Maastricht University.

  • Twisk, Jos and Ferreira, Isabel (2008). Physical activity, physical fitness and cardiovascular health. In Neil Armstrong and Willem van Mechelen (Ed.), Paediatric Exercise Science and Medicine 2nd ed. (pp. 339-351) Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/med/9780199232482.003.0025

  • Stehouwer, Coen D. A. and Ferreira, Isabel (2006). Diabetes, lipids and other cardiovascular risk factors. In Michel E. Safar and Michael F. O'Rourke (Ed.), Arterial Stiffness in Hypertension (pp. 427-456) Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Elsevier.

  • Ferreira, Isabel, van der Horst, Klazine, Wendel-Vos, Wanda, Kremers, Stef, van Lenthe, Frank and Brug, Johannes (2005). Potential environmental determinants of physical activity in youth. In Johannes Brug and Frank van Lenthe (Ed.), Environmental determinants and interventions for physical activity,nutrition and smoking: A review. (pp. 32-76) Rotterdam (Netherlands): Speed-print b.v.

  • van der Horst, Klazine, Oenema, Anke, Ferreira, Isabel, Wendel-Vos, Wanda, Giskes, Katrina and Brug, Johannes (2005). Potential environmental determinants of selected dietary behaviours in youth. In Johannes Brug and Frank van Lenthe (Ed.), Environmental determinants and interventions for physical activity,nutrition and smoking: A review. (pp. 168-202) Rotterdam (Netherlands): Speed-print b.v.

  • Ferreira, I., Twisk, J. W. R., van Mechelen, W., Stehouwer, C. D. A. and Kemper, H. C. G. (2004). Fitness and fatness in adolescence and adulthood as determinants of large artery properties at age 36. In H.C.G. Kemper (Ed.), Amsterdam growth and Health longitudinal Study (AGAHLS): a 23-Year follow-up from teenager to adult about lifestyle and health (pp. 78-100) Basel, Switzerland: Karger. doi:10.1159/000076197

  • Ferreira, I. (2004). Jong geleerd, oud geprofiteerd. In W. van Mechelen and J. W. Twisk (Ed.), Liber amicorum voor Han Kemper: Beweegredenen onderzocht (pp. 186-194) Maarssen, The Netherlands: Elsevier Gezondheidszorg.

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