Graduated in medicine from the Faculty of Medical and Biological Sciences of Botucatu (FMBB) in 1971, took residency in Psychiatry at the Public Server Hospital of the State of Sao Paulo, graduate studies in neurology at USP-Ribeirão Preto (1979), post-doctoral at the Cambridge Hospital (Harvard University) and Full Professor in Psychiatry at the Medical School of Botucatu-UNESP (1991), where she is currently Professor of Psychiatry (1998). Leads the Mental Health research group – Psychiatry and Psychology and is part of the mentors / teachers of the Collective Health Graduate Program of FMB-UNESP. Her line of research focuses on epidemiology clinical characterization of mental disorders, especially those related to harmful use of alcohol and drugs and affective disorders in different populations. She was an accredited professor of the Graduate Program in Mental Health from 1995 to 2006, when she mentored four master”s dissertations and three doctoral theses. Currently, maintains research collaboration with other national institutions (Faculty of Medicine USP / Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo-USP and SENAD) and international (World Health Organization, Pan American Health Organization, University of Washington, University of North Dakota and CAMH-Toronto).
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