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Biography

Liliana Laranjo (MD MPH PhD) is a Medical Doctor (General Practitioner) with a Master of Public Health from Harvard University, and a PhD in Health informatics. Her current research focuses on person-centred health informatics, artificial intelligence and behaviour change. She is passionate about primary care, public health, patient-centred care, digital health, health behaviour change, and physical activity. 

Twitter: @LilianaLaranjo

Research student supervision

Current postgraduate students

(2019 – present)            Primary supervisor of PhD student Huong Ly Tong

(2018 – present)            Primary supervisor of PhD student Samia Amin

(2019 – present)            Associate supervisor of PhD student Brenton Sanderson

(2019 – present)            Associate supervisor of PhD student Talat Uppal

(2019 – present)            Primary supervisor of Master of Public Health student Leticia Bezerra

(2020 – present)            Primary supervisor of Master of Public Health student Esrat Jahan

Postgraduate students supervised to completion

(2017 – 2018)               Primary supervisor of Master of Research student Huong Ly Tong [Macquarie University; Thesis by publication with 3 published papers]

(2013 – 2014)                Co-supervisor of Master of Public Health student Vera Lúcia Ruivo Dias [Portuguese School of Public Health; completed with high distinction and a Dean’s award]

Teaching

I am a co-convener for the Public Health Informatics unit of the Master of Public Health at Macquarie University. I have also taught several guest lectures for undergraduate and postgraduate students, within and outside Macquarie University, including at University of New South Wales and Queensland University of Technology.

Education/Academic qualification

Medicine (Epidemiology), PhD, Lisbon Medical School, University of Lisbon

Registered General Practitioner (Portugal)

2014 → …

Master of Public Health, Harvard School of Public Health

Medicine, MD, Lisbon Medical School, University of Lisbon

External positions

Group lead - Health innovation, digital health and entrepreneurship, Comprehensive Health Research Centre - Nova Medical School, Nova University of Lisbon

Jan 2018 → …

Affiliate Faculty, Nova Medical School, Nova University of Lisbon

Jan 2018 → …

Board Member, Public Health Research Centre – Portuguese School of Public Health

1 Jan 2016 → …

Editorial Board Member, BMJ Open

2016 → …

Member, Environmental Health Institute - Lisbon Medical School, University of Lisbon

Jan 2014 → …

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Projects

Symptom monitoring WIth Feedback Trial (SWIFT) pilot: A feasibility and acceptability study of ANZDATA E-PROMs data capture and feedback

Morton, R. L., McDonald, S. P., Jose, M., Brown, C., Laranjo, L., Bennett, P. & Handke, W.

1/11/181/11/20

Project: Research

SWIFT: Can Symptom monitoring With Feedback to clinicians improve the lives of people on dialysis? (SWIFT)

Morton, R. L., McDonald, S. P., Jose, M., Brown, C., Laranjo, L., Bennett, P., Palmer, S. C., Caskey, F. & Couchoud, C.

1/01/1931/12/23

Project: Research

Research Outputs

The influence of social networking sites on health behavior change: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Laranjo, L., Arguel, A., Neves, A. L., Gallagher, A. M., Kaplan, R., Mortimer, N., Mendes, G. A. & Lau, A. Y. S., 2015, In : Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. 22, 1, p. 243-256 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Facilitators, barriers and expectations in the self-management of type 2 diabetes - A qualitative study from Portugal

    Laranjo, L., Neves, A. L., Costa, A., Ribeiro, R. T., Couto, L. & Sá, A. B., 1 Jun 2015, In : European Journal of General Practice. 21, 2, p. 103-110 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 20 Citations (Scopus)

    Efficacy of a mobile social networking intervention in promoting physical activity: quasi-experimental study

    Tong, H. L., Coiera, E., Tong, W., Wang, Y., Quiroz, J. C., Martin, P. & Laranjo da Silva, L., 28 Mar 2019, In : JMIR mHealth and uHealth. 7, 3, p. 1-15 15 p., e12181.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Activities

    • 16 Invited talk
    • 6 Oral presentation

    Achieving better health through AI, advanced analytics and gamification

    Liliana Laranjo (Speaker)
    14 Mar 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

    Person-centred health informatics in chronic disease management

    Liliana Laranjo (Speaker)
    4 Jun 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

    Digital health in the self-management of chronic diseases

    Liliana Laranjo (Speaker)
    17 May 201918 May 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

    Artificial Intelligence in General Practice

    Liliana Laranjo (Speaker)
    26 Oct 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

    Press / Media

    Health Care Chatbots Are Here to Help

    Liliana Laranjo

    28/05/19

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Artificial intelligence that puts patients first

    Liliana Laranjo

    24/09/18

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Research

    Australians struggle with 'technology addiction'

    Liliana Laranjo

    21/10/18

    4 Media contributions

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    'Consistent evidence' social media pushes non-smokers into vaping

    Liliana Laranjo

    29/12/19

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Expert Comment