Rafaela Costa Martins has BS in Physical Education (2014) at Universidade Federal de Pelotas (Brazil) and MSc in Epidemiology (2017) at Universidade Federal de Pelotas (Brazil).
Nowadays she is a PhD student in Epidemiology at the same University, with an exchange period in McMaster University (Canadá). She studied the Epidemiology of Physical Activity from 2014 to 2017 in both urban and rural populations.
Her thesis is about the Epidemiology of Violence, focusing on chronic stress measured by hair cortisol. She has experience in epidemiology, hair cortisol, statistics, physical activity and public health.
Also, she is a member of the DOVE: Human Development and Violence Research Centre, member of Study and Research Group in Accelerometry (GEPEA) and a member of the Global Observatory for Physical Activity (GoPA!).