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Mariana Felisbino-Mendes

Nursing School, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil

Mariana Felisbino-Mendes

Mariana Santos Felisbino-Mendes, RN, MSc, PhD
Professor, Department of Maternal and Child Nursing and Public Health and Nursing Graduate Program, Nursing School, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil

Mariana works as a full professor at the Nursing School, in the Department of Maternal and Child Nursing and Public Health, at the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil.

She has a PhD and Master degree in Nursing with a concentration in Epidemiology from this same institution. She has also completed a period of study at the University of Michigan, School of Public Health, USA.

She is part of a research group - NIEPE (Interdisciplinary Studies and Research in Epidemiology) at the same institution, a researcher of the collaborating center of Ministry of Health for the past 10 years, and a member of the Executive Committee of BVS Enfermería and associate editor of the journal REME (Revista Mineira de Enfermagem).

Recently, her work focus on women’s health, towards sexual and reproductive health, including teaching courses for undergraduate, graduate and midwife students, and training at primary health care level facilities, to attend to women who seek antenatal care, pap smear testing, and family planning services.

Her main research interests include women's health and reproductive health:  family planning, pre-conception health, pap-smear screening, as well as epidemiology, non-communicable chronic diseases and risk factors, survey data.

She was one of the best performing students of this course in 2015, who is also an experienced healthcare professional. He was being invited to attend a one-week intensive workshop at WHO Geneva in 2016 and then became one of GFMER coaches.


  • Silva YAP, Araújo FG, Amorim T, Martins EF, Felisbino-Mendes MS. 2020. Obstetric analgesia in labor and its association with neonatal outcomes. In REBEN - Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem, v. 73, p. e20180757.
  • Souza ACAT, Lucas PHCS,  Lana TC, Lindner SR, Amorim T, Felisbino-Mendes MS. 2020. Obstetric violence: integrative review. In Revista Enfermagem UERJ, v. 27, p. e45746.
  • Amorim T, Felisbino-Mendes MS, Schreck RS, Ribeiro SP, Rezende EM, Martins EF. 2019. Born in Belo Horizonte: the trajectory of parturient women and their reproductive outcomes. In Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da USP, v. 53, p. 1.
  • Araújo FG, Velasquez-Melendez G, Felisbino-Mendes MS. 2019. Prevalence trends of overweight, obesity, diabetes and hypertension among Brazilian women of reproductive age based on sociodemographic characteristics. Health Care for Women International, p. 1-21.
  • Bernal RTI, Felisbino-Mendes MS, Carvalho QH, Pell J, Dundas R, Leyland A, Barreto ML, Malta DC. 2019. Indicators of chronic noncommunicable diseases in women of reproductive age that are beneficiaries and non-beneficiaries of Bolsa Família. Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia, 22(Suppl. 2), E190012.SUPL.2. Epub October 07, 2019.https://doi.org/10.1590/1980-549720190012.supl.2
  • Malta DC, Machado IE, Felisbino-Mendes MS, Prado RR, Pinto MAS, Oliveira-Campos MS, Souza MFM, Assunção AA. 2018. Use of psychoactive substances among Brazilian adolescents and associated factors: National School-based Health Survey, 2015. Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia, 21(Suppl. 1), e180004. Epub November 29, 2018.https://doi.org/10.1590/1980-549720180004.supl.
  • Felisbino-Mendes MS, Paula TF, Machado IE, Oliveira-Campos MS Malta DC. 2018. Analysis of sexual and reproductive health indicators of Brazilian adolescents, 2009, 2012 and 2015. Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia, v. 21, p. 1-14.
  • Machado IE, Felisbino-Mendes MS, Malta DC, Velasquez-Melendez G, Freitas MIF. 2018. Parental supervision and alcohol use among Brazilian adolescents: analysis of data from National School-based Health Survey 2015. REVISTA BRASILEIRA DE EPIDEMIOLOGIA, v. 21, p. 1-13.
  • Tiensoli SD, Felisbino-Mendes MS, Velasquez-Melendez G. 2018. Evaluation of non-attendance for Pap test through the Surveillance System by telephone survey. REVISTA DA ESCOLA DE ENFERMAGEM DA USP, v. 52, p. 1-7.
  • Correia DAS, Felisbino-Mendes MS, Mendes MS, Velasquez-Melendez G. 2017. Factors associated with the contraindicated use of oral contraceptives in Brazil. In Revista de Saúde Pública. v. 51, 1-10.
  • Matozinhos FP, Felisbino-Mendes MS, Gomes CS, Jansen AK, Machado IE, Lana FCF, Malta DC, Velasquez-Melendez G. 2017. Cardiovascular health in Brazilian state capitals. In Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem, v. 25, p. e2843.
  • Oliveira-Figueiredo DST, Felisbino-Mendes MS, Malta DC, Velasquez-Melendez G. 2017.  Prevalence of functional disability in the elderly: analysis of the National Health Survey. In Revista da Rede de Enfermagem do Nordeste, v. 18, p. 468-475.
  • Felisbino-Mendes MS, Santos LO, Amorim T, Costa IN, Martins EF. 2017. Does the use of pharmacological analgesia influence childbirth outcomes? In Acta Paul De Enferm, v. 30, p. 458-465.
  • Moreira AD, Claro RM, Felisbino-Mendes MS, Velasquez-Melendez G. 2017. Validity and reliability of a telephone survey of physical activity in Brazil. In Revista Brasileira De Epidemiologia, v. 20, p. 136-146.
  • Malta DC, Felisbino-Mendes MS, Isis IE, Passos VA, Xavier DMA, Ishitani L, Velasquez-Melendez G, Carneiro M, Mooney M., Naghavi M. 2017. Risk factors related to the global burden of disease in Brazil and its Federated Units, 2015. In Revista Brasileira De Epidemiologia, v. 20, p. 217-232.
  • Murta TGH, Felisbino-Mendes MS, Ortiz RJF, Velasquez-Melendez G. 2016. Association between maternal socioeconomic factors and nutritional outcomes in children under 5 years of age. In Jornal de Pediatria., p. x.
  • Felisbino-Mendes MS, Moreira AD, Velasquez-Melendez G. 2015. Association between maternal nutritional extremes and offspring mortality: A population-based cross-sectional study, Brazil, Demographic Health Survey 2006. Midwifery, v. x, p. x-x.
  • Velasquez-Melendez G, Felisbino-Mendes MS Matozinhos FP, Claro RM, Gomes CS, Malta DC. 2015 Ideal cardiovascular health prevalence in the Brazilian population – National Health Survey (2013). In Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia, v. 18, p. 97-108, 2015.
  • Felisbino-Mendes MS, Villamor, E., Velásquez-Meléndez, G. 2014. Association of Maternal and Child Nutritional Status in Brazil: A Population Based Cross-Sectional Study. In Plos One.  v.9, e87486
  • Felisbino-Mendes MS, Gomes, C. S., Jansen, A. K., Velásquez-Meléndez, G.. 2014. Avaliação dos fatores de risco cardiovasculares em uma população rural brasileira. In Cadernos de Saúde Pública (ENSP. Impresso). v.30, 1183-1194
  • Felisbino-Mendes MS, Matozinhos, Fernanda Penido, Miranda, J. J., Villamor, E., Velásquez-Meléndez, G.. 2014. Maternal obesity and fetal deaths: results from the Brazilian cross-sectional demographic health survey, 2006. In BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth (Online). , v.14, 5-x
  • Pimenta AM, Felisbino-Mendes MS, Velásquez-Meléndez G. 2013. Clustering and combining pattern of metabolic syndrome components in a rural Brazilian adult population. In São Paulo Medical Journal, v.131, 213-219
  • Machado IE, Lana FCF, Felisbino-Mendes MS, Malta DC. 2013. Factors associated with alcohol intake and alcohol abuse among women in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais State, Brazil. In Cadernos de Saúde Pública, v.29, 1449-1459.
  • Bensenor IM, Griep R, Pinto KA, Faria CP, Felisbino-Mendes MS, Caetano E, Albuquerque LS, Schmidt MI. 2013. Routines of organization of clinical tests and interviews in the ELSA-Brasil investigation center. In Revista de Saúde Pública, v.47, 37-47.
  • Bicalho PG, Felisbino-Mendes MS, Horta TG, Gazzinelli A, Velásquez-Meléndez G. 2011. A pesquisa de campo na área da epidemiologia das doenças e agravos não transmissíveis: uma experiência em área rural da região do Vale do Jequitinhonha, Minas Gerais In REME. In Revista Mineira de Enfermagem. v.15, 612-616.
  • Felisbino-Mendes MS, Horta TG, Ribeiro ALPVelásquez-Meléndez G, Silqueira SMF, Kac G. 2011. Association between metabolic syndrome and parameters of 24-hour blood pressure ambulatory monitoring.  In Arquivos Brasileiros de Endocrinologia e Metabologia, v.55, 383-388.
  • Felisbino-Mendes MS, Campos MD, Lana FCF. 2010. Avaliação do estado nutricional de crianças menores de 10 anos no município de Ferros, Minas Gerais. In Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da USP, v.44, 257-265
  • Silva DA, Felisbino-Mendes MS, Pimenta AM,  Gazzinelli A, Kac G Velásquez-Meléndez G. 2008. Distúrbios metabólicos e adiposidade em uma população rural. In Arquivos Brasileiros de Endocrinologia e Metabologia, v.52, 489-498
  • Campos MD, Felisbino-Mendes MS, Abreu GRS, Bessas DEC, Vieira LJ, Soares GN. 2007. Reflexões acerca do acolhimento em uma unidade básica de saúde de Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais. In Saúde em Debate. v.31, 157-167.
  • Felisbino-Mendes MS, Silva DA, Pimenta, AM, Gazzinelli A, Velásquez G. 2006. Indicadores de desnutrição pregressa são fatores de risco para a síndrome metabólica e a obesidade?  In REME. Revista Mineira de Enfermagem , v.10, 07-11.