Carla A. Arena Ventura, PhD, MBA, MS

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Carla A. Arena Ventura is an associate professor at the Department of Psychiatric Nursing and Human Sciences at the University of São Paulo, College of Nursing, and teaches courses on human rights, right to health and the social determinants of health. She coordinates an interdisciplinary Research Group on Nursing, Global Health, Law and Development and is the Deputy Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Nursing Research Development at the University of São Paulo. Dr. Ventura received her PhD degree in administration from the University of São Paulo, Brazil. During her PhD studies, she was a Fulbright Scholar at the Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law, Washington, DC. In 2014, she held a Fulbright Fellowship on Human Rights and developed research at the University of Notre Dame.

Focus: Teaches human rights, right to health, and the social determinants of health to nursing students, and coordinates interdisciplinary and international research on nursing, global health, law and development.

Lives in: Riberão Preto, Brazil