Dr Liliana Laranjo da Silva

Contact Details
+61 9850 2426

PhD in Medicine (Epidemiology), Lisbon Medical School (2015), Specialist in Family Medicine/General Practice, Lisbon (2014)|, Master of Public Health (MPH), Harvard School of Public Health (2013), Degree in Medicine (MD), Lisbon Medical School (2007)

Research Interests:

I have a broad range of interests in consumer informatics and eHealth, including the use of Personal Health Records to promote patient empowerment, activation and involvement in care, as well as the use of social media and mobile health (mHealth) in interventions to support behaviour change and facilitate the self-management of chronic diseases. My PhD thesis focussed on the application of health information technology to improve patient-centred care, namely in chronic diseases like diabetes.  As a physician with a background in General Practice, I am also interested in Primary Care and Public Health-related research.

Broad Research Areas:

Consumer informatics, eHealth, social media and social networks, mHealth, personal health records, behaviour change, Evidence-based Medicine, Primary Care and General Practice, Chronic disease management, patient-centred care, shared decision-making, Public Health, Health Services Research

Specific Research Keywords:
Consumer informatics, eHealth, mHealth, social media, social networks, primary care, chronic disease management, patient-centred care, public health, behaviour change

Society Memberships & Professional Activities:
Portuguese Medical Council; College of Family Medicine and General Practice; Portuguese Association of Family Medicine and General Practice

University role
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Journal articles

Laranjo L, Neves AL, Costa A, Ribeiro RT, Couto L, Sá AB. Facilitators, barriers and expectations in the self-management of type 2 diabetes—a qualitative study from Portugal. Eur. J. Gen. Pract. 2015;1–8

Laranjo L, Arguel A, Neves AL, Gallagher A, Kaplan R, Mortimer N, Mendes G, Lau AYS. The influence of social networking sites on health behaviour change- a systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. 2014;0:1–10. doi:10.1136/amiajnl-2014-002841.

Laranjo L, Neves AL, Villanueva T, Cruz J, Brito de Sá A, Sakellarides C. Patients’ access to their medical records. Acta Med Port. 2013 Jun; 26(3):265-70

Neves AL, Cadwallader JS, Laranjo L, Huas C. EGPRN: European General Practice Research Network. Junior physicians’ perspective on the European General Practice Research Network meetings. European Journal of General Practice. 2013;19(1):62-71

Pettigrew L, Laranjo L. Vasco da Gama Movement. European Journal of General Practice. 2010;16:249–250


Conference papers

Rodolfo I, Laranjo L, Correia N, DuarteC. Design strategy for a national integrated personal health record.  Proceedings of the 8th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction: Fun, Fast, Foundational. ACM. 2014;411-420

Rodolfo I, Laranjo L, Correia N, Duarte C. The importance of mental models in the design of integrated PHRs. AMIA proceedings 2014.