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Otávio Leao

Otávio Leão

Assistant Professor
Department of Kinesiology and Community Health

Curriculum Vitae:
Leão CV June23.docx

Otávio Leão holds a BS in Kinesiology, Master’s in Public Health and a PhD in Epidemiology. His primary field of research is Physical Activity and Public Health, focusing on longitudinal studies to evaluate the effect of physical activity on child development and health throughout the life- course. He has extensive experience with Epidemiology and Statistics and has applied these methods in his research. He has also taught Statistics and Epidemiology to undergraduate and graduate students. He has been working with the 2015 Pelotas (Brazil) Birth Cohort as a database manager since 2018, where he also conducted his postdoctoral training.