Shana Ginar da Silva

Marechal Deodoro 1160

3° piso

zip code: 96020-220

Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil


Biography

Formal Education
2017-2018 – Postdoctoral researcher
Postgraduate Program in Epidemiology, Federal University of Pelotas, Brazil
Grant: National Council for Scientific and Technological Development
2013 - 2017 - PhD in Epidemiology
Postgraduate Program in Epidemiology, Federal University of Pelotas, Brazil
Grant: National Council for Scientific and Technological Development
Advisor: Pedro C Hallal, PhD
Thesis: Physical activity during pregnancy on maternal and child health: the 2015 Pelotas (Brazil) Birth Cohort
2010 – 2012 - Master’s Degree in Physical Education
Center of Sports, Federal University of Santa Catarina
Grant: Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel
Advisor: Markus V Nahas, PhD
Thesis: Perception of wellbeing and associated factors of industrial workers in Brazil
2008 – 2009 - Lato Sensu Degree in Research in Physical Education
School of Physical Education, Federal University of Pelotas, Brazil
Advisor: Marcelo Cozzensa, PhD
Thesis: Variables associated with leisure-time physical inactivity and main barriers to exercise among industrial workers in Southern Brazil
2004 – 2008 - Undergraduate Degree in Physical Education (March 2004 to December 2008)
School of Physical Education, Federal University of Pelotas, Brazil

Research Interest

Epidemiology
Maternal and child health
assisted technology reproduction
physical activity

Scientific Activities

Some research project experiences
1 - Center for Epidemiological Research at Federal University of Pelotas
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 Research project - “The 2015 Pelotas (Brazil) Birth Cohort: influence of early life
determinants in health outcomes” (since March 2014).
Summary: Follow-up of all mothers who will give birth to kids in the year 2015 in the city of
Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. The study includes several objectives including analysis of
the influence and the determinants of physical activity during pregnancy on maternal and child
health using a early life approach, based on the measured level of physical activity by
accelerometry and self-report.
 Research project - “Effects of exercise training during pregnancy and outcomes
maternal and mother-child health outcomes: a randomized controlled trial (The PAMELA
Study) (since July 2014)
Summary: To evaluate the effectiveness of exercise training during pregnancy on maternal and
child health outcomes, through a randomized controlled trial nested in the 2015 Birth Cohort
Study, starting in September 2014 called PAMELA (Physically Active Mothers Enrolled in the
Longitudinal Analysis). Eligible women belonging to the birth cohort will be invited (between the
16th and 20th week of gestation) to be enrolled in the trial. After randomization, women will be
allocated into either one of these groups: control – 426 women who will keep their usual daily
activities; and intervention – 213 women who will engage in a PA program, 3 sessions a week
2 - Research Group on Physical Activity and Health, at the Federal University of Santa Catarina
 Research project – “Health risk behaviors Project (COMPAC) in youth of the Santa
Catarina State, Brazil” (March 2011 to September 2011):
Summary: The aim of this study is to investigate and compare aspects of lifestyle and the
presence of health risk behaviors in young Santa Catarina, after a decade. Specific objectives
include: (a) compare the prevalence of different lifestyle indicators in a representative sample of
young Santa Catarina (b) compare the prevalence of health risk behaviors presented by students
(c) Confronting the individual and environmental determinants of physical activity and other
behaviors between the two time periods; (d) check possible changes in the preferences of
moderate to vigorous physical activity and sedentary behaviors in this sample.

Organization of events
1. 5th International Congress on Physical Activity and Public Health, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 2014.
More information about academic education, participation in events and courses, work experience, and
publications can be accessed at http://buscatextual.cnpq.br/buscatextual/visualizacv.do?id=K4113916P7

Publications

Some published papers in scientific journals
1. SILVA, KS; LOPES, AS; SILVA, SG; CABRAL, LA; HARDMAN, C; NAHAS, MV. Commuting to
school and to work among high school students in Santa Catarina State Brazil: a comparative
analysis between 2001 a 2011. Journal of Physical Activity & Health, 2014.
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2. DEL DUCA, G.F; GARCIA, LMT; SILVA, SG; SILVA, KS; OLIVEIRA, ESA; BARROS, MV;
NAHAS, M. V. Clustering of physical inactivity in leisure, work, commuting, and household
domains: data from 47,477 industrial workers in Brazil. Journal of Physical Activity & Health,
2015.
3. BIELEMANN, RM; SILVA, BGC; COLL, CV; XAVIER, MO; SILVA, SG. The Impact of physical
activity on SUS: hospitalization costs for chronic diseases. Revista de Saúde Pública, 2015. [in
Portuguese]
4. SILVA, ICM; SANTIN-MEDEIROS, F; BERTAPELLI, F; COELHO, AS; SILVA, SG. Physical
activity and health research in Brazil: an overview about investment in projects and academic
grants. Revista Brasileira de Atividade Física e Saúde, v. 19, p. 271-332, 2014. [in Portuguese]
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5. SOUZA, AS; SILVA, SG; MIELKE, GI; HALLAL, PC. Time trends of physical activity and
sedentary behavior in Porto Alegre, Brazil: 2006-2012. Revista Brasileira de Atividade Física e
Saúde, v. 19, p. 514-522,2014. [in Portuguese]
6. SILVA, SG. ; DEL DUCA, G.F; SILVA, KS; OLIVEIRA, ESA; NAHAS, MV. Commuting to and
from work and factors associated among industrial workers from Southern Brazil. Revista de
Saúde Pública (USP) Impresso, v.46, p.180-184, 2012. [in Portuguese]
7. DEL DUCA, GF; SILVA, SG; THUMÉ, E; SANTOS, IS; HALLAL, PC. Predictive factors for
Institutionalization of the elderly: a case-control study. Revista de Saúde Pública, v. 46, p. 147-
153, 2012. [in Portuguese]
8. SILVA, SG; MINATTO, G; FARES, D; DEL DUCA, GF; NAHAS, MV. Evolution of the production
of epidemiological studies in the Graduate Program in Physical Education, Federal University of
Santa Catarina (PPGEF/UFSC). Revista Brasileira de Atividade Física e Saúde, v. 17, p. 22-27,
2012. [in Portuguese]
9. HOELFEMANN, LP; SILVA, KS; SILVA, SG; CABRAL, LA; LOPES, AS; NAHAS, MV. Lifestyle,
self-reported morbidities and poor sleep quality among Brazilian workers. Sleep Medicine
(Amsterdam. Print), v. 13, p. 1198-1201, 2012.
10. SCHERER, R. L.; SILVA, SG; KARASIAK, FC; PETROSKI, EL. Morphological profile of goalball
athletes. Motricidad (Granada), v. 28, p. 1-13, 2012.
11. SILVA, SG; SILVA, MC; NAHAS, MV; VIANA, SL. Variables associated with leisure-time physical
inactivity and main barriers to exercise among industrial workers in Southern Brazil. Cadernos de
Saúde Pública, v. 27, p. 249-259, 2011 [in Portuguese]
12. DEL DUCA, G.F; HALLAL, PC; SILVA, SG; NAHAS, MV; SILVA, MC. Functional disability in
older adults living in nursing homes. Revista Brasileira de Atividade Física e Saúde, v.16, p. 120-
124, 2011. [in Portuguese]
13. KNUTH, AG; BIELEMANN, RM; SILVA, SG; BORGES, TT; DEL DUCA, GF; KREMER, MM;
ROMBALDI, A; HALLAL, PC; AZEVEDO, MR. Public knowledge on the role of physical activity in
the prevention and treatment of diabetes and hypertension: a population-based study in southern
Brazil. Cadernos de Saúde Pública, v. 25, p. 513-520, 2009. [in Portuguese]

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