Full Professor at the Department of Preventive Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine, University of São Paulo (FMUSP).
Professor Menezes is also the coordinator of the Graduate Program in Preventive Medicine at FMUSP, coordinator of the Research Group on Psychiatric Epidemiology (EPSIQ), coordinator of the Research Support Center on Population Mental Health (NAP-SaMP), member of editorial boards of scientific journals and member of the Academy of Sciences of the State of São Paulo, Brazil.
Professor Menezes has extensive experience with population-based epidemiological investigations of psychosis, dementia, chronic diseases, and depression in the community and primary care, his research focus on design, conduct and analysis of community-based observational studies and randomized trials. In recent years, his main focus has been the treatment of depression in the Brazilian primary healthcare system. He has successfully led more than 10 international projects on mental and public health.
As a PI, Prof. Menezes co-chairs the Central Executive Committee and coordinate directly the administrative core personnel; he also chairs the Training Executive Committee (TEC) and have the responsibility for the coordination of the capacity building and administrative components. He contributes with his expertise in epidemiological research in mental health and previous experience running similar studies, during all phases of the research component.