João Gregório

João Gregório


João Pedro Bernardo Gregório holds a Ph.D. in International Health, specializing in Health and Development Policies, from the Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical - Universidade Nova de Lisboa. With a foundation in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the Universidade de Lisboa, he is an Auxiliary Researcher at the CBIOS - Universidade Lusófona's Centro de Investigação em Biociências e Tecnologias da Saúde. He has published 48 journal articles and 5 books, reflecting a diverse interest in health sciences, particularly in health care sciences and services, and health policy, pharmaceutical care, digital health, and primary healthcare. João Gregório is superivising four PhD theses and eight MSc dissertations and co-supervising an additional three dissertations, underlining his mentorship in academic and professional development within health sciences. His leadership is further demonstrated through his principal investigator role in various research projects, showcasing his dedication to advancing health policy and services through multidisciplinary innovation, digital health, and public health initiatives. A collaborative spirit, having engaged with over 250 peers in scientific endeavors, aiming to address complex health challenges through a blend of traditional and innovative methodologies, characterizes his work. This extensive collaboration has significantly contributed to the co-authorship of impactful scientific papers. The thematic areas of João Gregório¿s research aligns with global health priorities and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly SDG 3 (Good Health and Well-being), SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure), and SDG 12 (Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns).


  • Licenciatura
    Ciências Farmacêuticas
  • Mestrado
    Mestrado em Saúde e Desenvolvimento
  • Doutoramento
    Saúde Internacional com Especialização em Políticas de Saúde e Desenvolvimento


Journal article

  • 2024-03, Characterization of Physiology teaching in the European Higher Education Area - a Case Study from Portugal in the Post-Bologna Process, Physiological Reports
  • 2023-11-17, Protocol for a cluster randomised trial of a goal-oriented care approach for multimorbidity patients supported by a digital platform, BMJ Open
  • 2023-04-20, Pharmacists’ Perceptions on Nutritional Counseling of Oral Nutritional Supplements in the Community Pharmacy: An Exploratory Qualitative Study, Pharmacy
  • 2023, The acute adaptation of skin microcirculatory perfusion in vivo does not involve a local response but rather a centrally mediated adaptive reflex, Frontiers in Physiology
  • 2023, Tackling Medication Non-Adherence in Portugal: The Boost of the ENABLE COST Action, Acta Médica Portuguesa
  • 2023, Physicians and nurses professional relationship with criminal investigation in dealing with survivors of sexual abuse: a scoping review, Health and Justice
  • 2023, Nurse-led intervention for the management of bariatric surgery patients: A systematic review, Obesity Reviews
  • 2023, HPLC-TBARS-EVSC (high-performance liquid chromatography–thiobarbituric acid reactive substances–ex vivo stratum corneum) protocol: Selection of the subjects and approach to present the results, International Journal of Cosmetic Science
  • 2023, Development and validation of the 15-STARS - A novel self-report pharmacy-based questionnaire to screen for medication non-adherence, Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy
  • 2023, Design and evaluation of a new nurse-led case management intervention for bariatric surgery patients, MethodsX
  • 2023, Contemporary views on the future of physiology—a report from the 2019 P-MIG focus group, Frontiers in Physiology
  • 2023, Addressing the digital divide: who is being left behind in the evaluation of e-Health interventions to improve medication adherence?, Biomedical and Biopharmaceutical Research
  • 2022-10-23, Kefir and the Gut–Skin Axis, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
  • 2022-07-19, The Impact of Kefir on Epidermal Water Homeostasis in Healthy Human Skin, Life
  • 2022-07-07, The Long-Term Association between Physical Activity and Weight Regain, Metabolic Risk Factors, Quality of Life and Sleep after Bariatric Surgery, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
  • 2022-07, Short duration – low intensity isometric plantar flexion increases distal perfusion: observations from a healthy cohort, Journal Biomedical and Biopharmaceutical Research
  • 2022-03-28, Exploratory Study on Municipalization of Health in Angola – Characterization of Human Resources for Health staffing and Health Units’ managers’ profile in Healthcare services and Training institutions of Cabinda Province, Journal Biomedical and Biopharmaceutical Research
  • 2022, Reimbursed medication adherence enhancing interventions in 12 european countries: Current state of the art and future challenges, Frontiers in Pharmacology
  • 2022, Reimbursed Medication Adherence Enhancing Interventions in European Countries: Results of the EUREcA Study, Frontiers in Pharmacology
  • 2022, Perfusion, stance and plantar pressure asymmetries on the human foot in the absence of disease: a pilot study
  • 2022, Estudo exploratório sobre a municipalização da saúde em Angola: caracterização dos recursos humanos da saúde e do perfil dos gestores das unidades de saúde e das instituições de formação na província de Cabinda
  • 2022, A flexão plantar isométrica de baixa intensidade e curta duração aumenta a perfusão distal : observações de uma coorte saudável
  • 2021-12-26, An overview of violence and sexual abuse in children: global data, policy responses, and multidisciplinary approaches in health care, Journal Biomedical and Biopharmaceutical Research
  • 2021-12-07, Lower Limb Perfusion Asymmetries in Humans at Rest and Following Activity—A Collective View, Symmetry
  • 2021-12, The role of Design Science Research Methodology in developing pharmacy eHealth services, Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy
  • 2021-11-13, Homemade Kefir Consumption Improves Skin Condition—A Study Conducted in Healthy and Atopic Volunteers, Foods
  • 2021-08-26, Implementation of Digital Monitoring Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic for Patients With Chronic Diseases: Design Science Approach, Journal of Medical Internet Research
  • 2021-06-09, The Perception of Primary School Teachers Regarding the Pharmacotherapy of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
  • 2021-05-11, Characterization of Kefir Produced in Household Conditions: Physicochemical and Nutritional Profile, and Storage Stability, Foods
  • 2021-03, Type 1 medication review based on a pharmacy’s electronic medication records: first steps towards an algorithm to stratify patients for tailored pharmacy services, Biomedical and Biopharmaceutical Research Journal
  • 2021, Revisão terapêutica tipo 1 com base nos registos eletrónicos da farmácia : primeiros passos para o desenho de um algoritmo que permite estratificar doentes para a prestação o de serviços de farmácia personalizados
  • 2020-11-29, Grape Pomace: A Potential Ingredient for the Human Diet, Foods
  • 2020-09-22, Exploring Volatile Organic Compound Exposure and Its Association with Wheezing in Children under 36 Months: A Cross-Sectional Study in South Lisbon, Portugal, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
  • 2020, “Each one has their own role”: Exploratory study on consumers’ perceptions about nutritionists services provided in community pharmacies, Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy
  • 2020, The pharmacists’ guide to the future: Are we there yet?, Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy
  • 2019, The association of housing conditions with wheezing in children up to 36 month-old: An observational study in Arco Ribeirinho region,Associação das características da habitação com episódios de sibilância em bebés até 36 meses: Estudo observacional na região do Arco Ribeirinho, Biomedical and Biopharmaceutical Research
  • 2018-04-27, Potenciar a inteligência artificial para melhorar a resposta a epidemias de malária
  • 2018, Participatory implementation of an antibiotic stewardship programme supported by an innovative surveillance and clinical decision-support system, Journal of Hospital Infection
  • 2018, Leveraging artificial intelligence to improve malaria epidemics' response
  • 2018, Fighting antibiotic resistance in Portuguese hospitals: Understanding antibiotic prescription behaviours to better design antibiotic stewardship programmes, Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
  • 2017-01, How to best manage time interaction with patients? Community pharmacist workload and service provision analysis, Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy
  • 2017, Implementing an online pharmaceutical service using design science research, BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
  • 2017, How can information systems provide support to nurses’ hand hygiene performance? Using gamification and indoor location to improve hand hygiene awareness and reduce hospital infections, BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
  • 2016-05, Pharmaceutical services cost analysis using time-driven activity-based costing: A contribution to improve community pharmacies' management, Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy
  • 2015-06-16, Nurses¿ self-improvement hand-hygiene compliance in a hospital ward: combining indoor location with gamification data presentation, Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
  • 2014, A scenario-planning approach to human resources for health: the case of community pharmacists in Portugal, Human resources for health
  • 2012, Uso de cenários estratégicos para planeamento de recursos humanos em saúde: o caso dos farmacêuticos comunitários em Portugal 2010-2020
  • 2012, Use of strategic scenarios for health human resources planning: Community pharmacists case in Portugal 2010-2020,Uso de cenários estratégicos para planeamento de recursos humanos em saúde: o caso dos farmacêuticos comunitários em Portugal 2010-2020, Revista Portuguesa de Saude Publica

Thesis / Dissertation

  • 2016-12-15, PhD, Design, implementation and evaluation of a new ehealth pharmaceutical service for cooperative disease management using an interactive platform: opportunities to improve health systems performance
  • 2011, Master, Análise de cenários para o planeamento de recursos humanos da saúde: o farmacêutico comunitário em Portugal, 2020


  • 2017, The promise of the internet of things in healthcare: How hard is it to keep?, Marques, R.; Gregório, J.; Da Silva, M.M.; Lapão, L.V.
  • 2016, Using gamification combined with indoor location to improve nurses' hand hygiene compliance in an ICU ward, Lapão, L.V.; Marques, R.; Gregório, J.; Pinheiro, F.; Póvoa, P.; Mira Da Silva, M.
  • 2014, Using Design Science Research to develop Online Enhanced Pharmaceutical Care Services, Lapão, L.V.; Gregório, João; Mello, D.; Cavaco, A.; Mira Da Silva, M.; Lovis, C.
  • 2013, Implementing ehealth services for enhanced pharmaceutical care provision: Opportunities and challenges, Lapão, L.V.; Gregório, J.; Cavaco, A.; Da Silva, M.M.; Lovis, C.

Book chapter

  • 2021, Pharmacy Electronic Records and Patient Clustering: Exploring New Ways to Increase the Provision of Tailored Pharmaceutical Services

Conference paper

  • 2016-03-16, An innovative approach to improve nurses' hand hygiene compliance: combining indoor location with gamification, 16th Congress of the International Federation of Infection Control
  • 2016, Improving nurses' hand hygiene compliance using gamification
  • 2015, Using gamification for improving nurses' productivity in a hospital ward
  • 2015, The effect of pharmaceutical services-based eHealth intervention on chronic patient health outcomes
  • 2015, Online Pharmaceutical Care Provision: Full-Implementation of an eHealth Service Using Design Science Research
  • 2013, EHealth services for enhanced pharmaceutical care provision: From counseling to patient education
  • 2013, Community pharmacies and eHealth services: Barriers and opportunities for real Primary Healthcare integration

Conference abstract

  • 2023-09-14, Gut-Skin Axis - Effect of kefir , ESPEN Congress 2023
  • 2022-04, Evaluation of eHealth interventions to improve medication adherence: who is being left behind? , 8th PCNE Working Symposium 2022, Navigating research on pharmaceutical care
  • 2021-02-19, Response to Neoadjuvant therapy in HER+ Breast Cancer: Preliminary Analysis of Redox and Immune-Related Biomarkers, LI SPF Meeting

Conference poster

  • 2022-11-11, The Portuguese Physiology Roadmap ¿ From molecules to the individual ¿ perspectives from CBIOS
  • 2022, More Evidence on The Gut-Skin Axis Modulation by Kefir., 2nd International Meeting of the Portuguese Society of Physiology, Coimbra, Portugal
  • 2022, Kefir intake reduces the clinical severity in atopic dermatitis by improving epidermal ¿barrier¿., ISBS 2022 - World Congress on Biophysics and Imaging of the Skin, Berlin, Germany
  • 2021-03-12, Prioritizing patients for pharmacy professional services: results of a type 1 therapeutic review based on pharmacys electronic medication records, American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Virtual Annual Meeting & Exposition
  • 2021, Variabilidade na função de barreira da pele de indivíduos saudáveis, induzida pela ingestão de kefir., XXV Congresso Latino-Americano e Ibérico de Quimicos Cosmeticos-COLAMIQC- I, Venezuela
  • 2020, Impact of kefir consumption on cutaneous health assessed using an SLS-induced lesion model. , 55th Annual Congress of SBFIS, Brasil

Other output

  • 2020-09-07, PrimaryCare@COVID-19: the implementation of digital monitoring services for patients with chronic diseases during the Covid-19 pandemic (Preprint)


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