This group consists of five researchers (Juraci Almeida Cesar, Linjie Zhang, Lulie Rosane Odeh Susin, Raúl Andrés Mendoza Sassi e Silvio Omar Macedo Prietsch), led by professors Linjie Zhang and Raúl Andrés Mendoza Sassi. This group integrates research activities with teaching at the undergraduate (medicine) and postgraduate levels (master’s and Ph.D. degree in Health Sciences, master’s degree in Public Health and Medical Residency) and with

Health programs (Medical care for children with respiratory diseases). The group brings together researchers, professionals and students to share experiences and resources and to produce scientific knowledge on various topics in the field of maternal and child health. The group has formed partnerships with other national and international institutions.


The research areas of this group include Clinical and Epidemiological Studies of Childhood Respiratory Diseases; Epidemiology of HIV/AIDS;