Campos-Matos, Inês

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Inês Campos Matos is a medical doctor currently training to be a Public Health and a PhD candidate in the Institute of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, in Lisbon.

She holds an MD from the University of Porto, Portugal and an MSc in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. In 2014, she was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to go as a visiting scholar to the Harvard School of Public Health, where she stayed for nine months, developing research on income inequality and population health. Her current research focuses on social inequalities in health in European countries, with particular attention to Portugal.

She is also a Public Health resident in a local Public Health unit at the Portuguese NHS in Caldas da Rainha, where she is responsible and collaborates in health promotion and protection activities at a local level, planning, executing, monitoring and evaluating health and healthcare interventions.


MSc in Public Health, 2012, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK

MD, 2009, University of Porto, Portugal

Research Interests

Health Economics, Public Health, Health Inequalities, Social Determinants of Health, European Health


Campos-Matos, I., Alarcão, V., Lopes, E., Oiko, C. and Carreira, M. SAIMI Study – Health and health care Access by Immigrants from the Indian subcontinent in Lisbon: what recommendations for equitable and culturally adequate health care?. Accepted for publication in the Portuguese Medical Journal.

Campos-Matos, I., Subramanian, S.V e Kawachi, I. "The ‘dark side’ of social capital: trust and self-rated health in European countries." The European Journal of Public Health (2015): ckv089. DOI:

Campos-Matos, I. e Kawachi, I. " Social mobility and health in European countries: does welfare regime type matter?" Social Science & Medicine 142 (2015): 241-248.

Campos-Matos, I., Peralta-Santos, A., Gomes, B., Borges, G., and Aguiar, P. Body Mass Index Assessment of Health Care Professionals in a Primary Care Setting in Portugal: a Cross Sectional Study. Acta Med Port 2014 Sep-Oct;27(5):609-614

Prizes & Scholarships

Fulbright scholarship to be a visiting scholar at the Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA in 2014

Scholarship from the Portuguese Foundation of Science and Technology since 2014