Carla A. Arena Ventura, PhD, MBA, MS

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Carla A. A. Ventura is a Full Professor at the Department of Psychiatric Nursing and Human Sciences from the University of São Paulo at Ribeirão Preto College of Nursing. She coordinates an interdisciplinary Research Group on Global Health, Law and Development (GEPESADES), leading a team of undergraduate, Master, Doctoral and Post-Doctoral students. Since June 2017, she is the Director of the PAHO/WHO Collaborating Centre for Nursing Research Development at the University of São Paulo at Ribeirão Preto College of Nursing, Brazil. During 2017, she was a fellow of the Program Leaders for Health Equity, offered by George Washington University, Milken Institute School of Public Health, USA. Since May 2018, she is an Adjunct International Professor at the John Dossetor Health Ethics Centre, University of Alberta, Canada. She is a member of the Editorial Board of the Nursing Ethics Journal and is being nominated an Associate Editor for South America of the Primary Health Care Research and Development Journal. She develops research on human rights, mental health and drugs; health equity; stigma and human rights; health law; global health and development; human rights education, social participation and control.

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