Graça Maria Pereira Cardoso, MD, PhD

Graça Maria Pereira Cardoso, MD, PhD, is currently senior researcher of the Chronic Diseases Research Center (CEDOC), NOVA Medical School, NOVA University of Lisbon, and of the Lisbon Institute for Global Mental Health. Her main research interests are in the fields of epidemiology, liaison psychiatry, and assessment of services for severe mental disorders.

She received the European Association for Psychosomatic Medicine (EAPM) Frits Huyse 2017 Award, for a career commitment to Consultation Liaison Psychiatry. She was Invited Professor of the Department of Mental Health, NOVA Medical School, NOVA University of Lisbon.

Founder and for many years Head of the Department of Psychiatry, Hospital Fernando Fonseca, Amadora, where she developed an integrated and assertive community psychiatry intervention, and consultation liaison services in the general hospital and in primary care.

She was Research Fellow of the Behavioral Endocrinology Branch, in the National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, USA, where she participated in research on the impact of hormones in mood disorders on the course of reproductive life.

Prior to these appointments, in Hospital Santa Maria, she created the first structured unit in Liaison Psychiatry in Portugal and worked as consultant in the general hospital wards, particularly in cardiology.

One of the founders of the European Association for Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry and Psychosomatics (EACLPP), she was also founder and first president of the Portuguese Association for Consultation Liaison Psychiatry.

She was national coordinator of several BioMed funded European Studies on CL Psychiatry and PI of the study on the Effectiveness of a Consultation Liaison Psychiatry Intervention in Acute Coronary Heart Disease.

She is author of numerous papers published in international peer-reviewed journals as well as of national and international presentations.