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Sara Isabel Sampaio Pereira

Sara Isabel Sampaio Pereira
p61***@ulusofona.pt
6C1E-48F0-0D0F
0000-0002-4661-3879

Resume

Sara Pereira has a PhD in Sports Sciences specialization in Sport, Genetics and Motor Behavior (2020), and a Master in Sports for children and youth (2014) from University of Porto. She is an Assistant Professor at Lusófona University (since September 2020) and invited Professor at Faculty of Sport, University of Porto (since September 2021). Moreover, she is a researcher at Center of Research, Education, Innovation and Intervention in Sport (CIFI2D), funded by FCT and housed in the Faculty of Sport, University of Porto (since 2011). More recently, she became a researcher at CIDEFES on Lusófona University (since September 2020). She currently integrates The Society for the Study of Human Biology (SSHB). Her research focuses on youth development and health-related markers and relies on a holistic interpretation of human development to best understand the intertwined relationships between individual and environmental characteristics that shape body composition, physical fitness, motor development, lifestyle and cardiometabolic indicators. During her scientific career, she published 18 articles as a first author and 40 as co-author, worked with 26 researchers from 9 countries. She had been involved in 8 research projects (Portugal, Cape Verde and Peru). She was invited by international peer-reviewed journals to be a reviewer and was awarded volunteer of the year (2018/2019) by the University of Porto for her involvement in international research projects in Cape Verde and Peru. Moreover, she has strong skill in biostatistics namely in multilevel model and latent profile analysis using SPSS, Stata, Supermix and Mplus. The most frequent keywords of research topics are: Sport Studies; Siblings; Motor development; Body composition; Physical activity; Physical fitness; Metabolic syndrome; Health-related markers.

Graus

  • Licenciatura
    Sport Sciences
  • Doutoramento
    Doctoral program in Sport Sciences
  • Mestrado
    Sport for children and youth
  • Outros
    Course of Factor analysis
  • Outros
    IV International Course Mixed Effects Models: Cross-sectional and Longitudinal Data Analysis based on SuperMix and MixWild Softwares
  • Outros
    International Course of Motor Learning and Sports Performance
  • Outros
    International Course of Metabolic Syndrome in Youth

Publicações

Journal article

  • 2022-04-29, Variation and Predictors of Gross Motor Coordination Development in Azorean Children: A Quantile Regression Approach, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
  • 2022, Sibling Resemblances in Physical Fitness in Three Distinct Regions in Peru: The Peruvian Sibling Study on Growth and Health, Behavior Genetics
  • 2021-12-23, Physical fitness spurts in pre-adolescent boys and girls: Timing, intensity and sequencing, Journal of Sports Sciences
  • 2021-11-19, Regional variation in growth status. The Peruvian health and optimist growth study, American Journal of Human Biology
  • 2021-07-29, Biological and environmental influences on motor coordination in Peruvian children and adolescents, Scientific Reports
  • 2021-07-12, Where Are the Best European Road Runners and What Are the Country Variables Related to It?, Sustainability
  • 2021-04-16, Discriminant Analysis of Anthropometric and Training Variables among Runners of Different Competitive Levels, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
  • 2021, Physical fitness spurts in childhood: A study in boys, Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
  • 2020-08-12, A Systematic Review of Children’s Physical Activity Patterns: Concept, Operational Definitions, Instruments, Statistical Analyses, and Health Implications, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
  • 2020-07-07, Genetics of somatotype and physical fitness in children and adolescents, American Journal of Human Biology
  • 2020-05-18, Patterns of physical performance spurts during adolescence: a cross-cultural study of Canadian, Brazilian and Portuguese boys, Annals of Human Biology
  • 2020-05-15, Stunting and Physical Fitness. The Peruvian Health and Optimist Growth Study, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
  • 2020-03, Why are children different in their moderate-to-vigorous physical activity levels? A multilevel analysis, Jornal de Pediatria (Versão em Português)
  • 2020-01, Change and Stability in Sibling Physical Fitness, Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise
  • 2019-11-20, Change and Stability in Sibling Resemblance in Obesity Markers: The Portuguese Sibling Study on Growth, Fitness, Lifestyle, and Health, Journal of Obesity
  • 2019-08-06, Familial Resemblance in Body Shape and Composition, Metabolic Syndrome, Physical Activity and Physical Fitness: A Summary of Research in Portuguese Families and Siblings, Twin Research and Human Genetics
  • 2019-02-27, Sibling Similarity in Metabolic Syndrome: The Portuguese Sibling Study on Growth, Fitness, Lifestyle and Health, Behavior Genetics
  • 2019-01, Seleção em ginástica artística feminina no Brasil, Revista Brasileira de Ciências do Esporte
  • 2019, Relationships between outdoor time, physical activity, sedentary time, and body mass index in children: A 12-country study, Pediatric Exercise Science
  • 2019, Association between breakfast frequency and physical activity and sedentary time: A cross-sectional study in children from 12 countries, BMC Public Health
  • 2018-12-27, Can waist circumference provide a new “third” dimension to BMI when predicting percentage body fat in children? Insights using allometric modelling, Pediatric Obesity
  • 2018-12-10, Profile Resemblance in Health-Related Markers: The Portuguese Sibling Study on Growth, Fitness, Lifestyle, and Health, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
  • 2018-11-17, A multi-level analysis of individual- and school-level correlates of physical fitness in children, Annals of Human Biology
  • 2018-07-16, Identifying the best body-weight-status index associated with metabolic risk in youth, Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
  • 2018-07-06, How Consistent are Genetic Factors in Explaining Leisure-Time Physical Activity and Sport Participation? The Portuguese Healthy Families Study, Twin Research and Human Genetics
  • 2018-05-15, Modeling children's development in gross motor coordination reveals key modifiable determinants. An allometric approach, Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
  • 2018-01-19, Resemblance in physical activity levels: The Portuguese sibling study on growth, fitness, lifestyle, and health, American Journal of Human Biology
  • 2018, Familial resemblance in gross motor coordination. The Peruvian Sibling Study on Growth and Health, Annals of Human Biology
  • 2017-02-10, A multilevel analysis of health-related physical fitness. The Portuguese sibling study on growth, fitness, lifestyle and health, PLOS ONE
  • 2017-02, The Oporto mixed-longitudinal growth, health and performance study. Design, methods and baseline results.
  • 2017-02, Relationship between Sedentariness and Moderate-to-Vigorous Physical Activity in Youth: A Multivariate Multilevel Study, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
  • 2017, Socioeconomic status and dietary patterns in children from around the world: Different associations by levels of country human development?, BMC Public Health
  • 2017, Multilevel modelling of somatotype components: the Portuguese sibling study on growth, fitness, lifestyle and health, Annals of Human Biology
  • 2017, Joint association of birth weight and physical activity/sedentary behavior with obesity in children ages 9-11 years from 12 countries, Obesity
  • 2016-10, Multilevel modelling of somatotype components: the Portuguese sibling study on growth, fitness, lifestyle and health.
  • 2016-10, A methodological approach to short-term tracking of youth physical fitness: the Oporto Growth, Health and Performance Study.
  • 2016-03-14, Correlates of children's compliance with moderate-to-vigorous physical activity recommendations: a multilevel analysis, Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
  • 2016, Relationships between parental education and overweight with childhood overweight and physical activity in 9-11 year old children: Results from a 12-country study, PLoS ONE
  • 2016, Proportion of children meeting recommendations for 24-hour movement guidelines and associations with adiposity in a 12-country study, International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
  • 2016, Are children like werewolves? Full moon and its association with sleep and activity behaviors in an international sample of children, Frontiers in Pediatrics
  • 2015-10-30, Modeling longitudinal changes in hypertensive and waist phenotype: The oporto growth, health, and performance study, American Journal of Human Biology
  • 2015-08-07, Variability and Stability in Daily Moderate-to-Vigorous Physical Activity among 10 Year Old Children, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
  • 2015-07-31, Why Are Children Different in Their Daily Sedentariness? An Approach Based on the Mixed-Effects Location Scale Model, PLOS ONE
  • 2015-02-26, A Count Model to Study the Correlates of 60 Min of Daily Physical Activity in Portuguese Children, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
  • 2015, Profiling physical activity, diet, screen and sleep habits in Portuguese children, Nutrients
  • 2015, Improving wear time compliance with a 24-hour waist-worn accelerometer protocol in the International Study of Childhood Obesity, Lifestyle and the Environment (ISCOLE), International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
  • 2015, Effects of Individual and School-Level Characteristics on a Child’s Gross Motor Coordination Development, International Journal Environmental Research Public Health
  • 2015, Correlates of total sedentary time and screen time in 9-11 year-old children around the world: The international study of childhood obesity, lifestyle and the environment, PLoS ONE
  • 2015, A model for presenting accelerometer paradata in large studies: ISCOLE, International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
  • 2015, Are BMI and Sedentariness Correlated? A Multilevel Study in Children. , Nutrients
  • 2014-08-30, Correlates of sedentary time in children: a multilevel modelling approach, BMC Public Health
  • 2014, Overweight and obesity in Portuguese children: prevalence and correlates, International journal of environmental research and public health

Thesis / Dissertation

  • 2020, PhD, The Portuguese Sibling study on growth, fitness, lifestyle and health
  • 2014, Master, Níveis de Atividade Física e Comportamentos de Risco em Crianças. O Estudo ISCOLE em Portugal

Conference abstract

  • 2019-09, Gross motor coordination, physical fitness, physical activity and metabolic syndrome. Stories from twin and sibling studies., 4th Assembly of the International Motor Development Research Consortium (I-MDRC)

Book chapter

  • 2018, Níveis de atividade física- mudança em função da idade., Ativo III: A magia do Crescimento e Desenvolvimento das Crianças Vouzelenses.
  • 2018, Mudança e estabilidade na coordenação motora., Ativo III: A magia do crescimento e desenvolvimento das crianças Vouzelenses., Faculdade de Desporto, Universidade do Porto
  • 2018, Influência do índice de massa corporal na coordenação motora., Ativo III: A magia do crescimento e desenvolvimento das crianças Vouzelenses., Faculdade de Desporto, Universidade do Porto
  • 2018, Influência da atividade física e da aptidão física na coordenação motora., Ativo III: A magia do crescimento e desenvolvimento das crianças Vouzelenses., Faculdade de Desporto, Universidade do Porto
  • 2018, Estatura, peso e índice de massa corporal., Ativo III: A magia do crescimento e desenvolvimento das crianças Vouzelenses., Faculdade de Desporto, Universidade do Porto
  • 2018, Composição Corporal. , Ativo III: A magia do Crescimento e Desenvolvimento das Crianças Vouzelenses. , Faculdade de Desporto, Universidade do Porto
  • 2018, Aptidão física., Ativo III: A magia do crescimento das crianças Vouzelenses., Faculdade de Desporto, Universidade do Porto
  • 2018, A importância do peso ao nascer., Ativo III: A magia do Crescimento e Desenvolvimento das Crianças Vouzelenses. , Faculdade de Desporto, Universidade do Porto
  • 2015, Risco cardiometabólico, estatuto ponderal e aptidão cardiorespiratória. , Põe-te fino! Para uma vida mais saudável., Faculdade de Desporto, Universidade do Porto
  • 2015, Risco Cardiometabólico., Põe-te fino! Para uma vida mais saudável., Faculdade de Desporto, Universidade do Porto
  • 2015, Mudanças no tempo. , Põe-te fino! Para uma vida mais saudável. , Faculdade de Desporto, Universidade do Porto
  • 2015, Mudança da aptidão física. , Põe-te fino! Para uma vida mais saudável., Faculdade de Desporto, Universidade do Porto
  • 2015, Grupos de risco comportamental, Põe-te fino! Para uma vida mais saudável, Faculdade de Desporto da Universidade do Porto
  • 2015, Frequências de sobrepeso e obesidade, Põe-te fino! Para uma vida mais saudável.., Faculdade de Desporto, Universidade do Porto
  • 2015, Estabilidade do desempenho motor., Põe-te fino! Para uma vida mais saudável., Faculdade de Desporto, Universidade do Porto
  • 2015, Composição corporal, atividade física e risco cardiometabólico. , Põe-te fino! Para uma vida mais saudável., Faculdade de Desporto, Universidade do Porto
  • 2015, Cartas Percentilicas do desempenho motor. , Põe-te fino! Para uma vida mais saudável. , Faculdade de Desporto, Universidade do Porto
  • 2015, Cartas Percentilicas do crescimento físico - altura e peso, Põe-te fino! Para uma vida mais saudável., Faculdade de Desporto, Universidade do Porto
  • 2015, Cartas Percentilicas de indicadores da composição corporal., Põe-te fino! Para uma vida mais saudável., Faculdade de Desporto, Universidade do Porto
  • 2015, Canais de desempenho motor e previsibilidade. , Põe-te fino! Para uma vida mais saudável., Faculdade de Desporto, Universidade do Porto
  • 2015, Atividade física- Informação do Questionário do Baecke. , Põe-te fino! Para uma vida mais saudável. , Faculdade de Desporto, Universidade do Porto
  • 2015, Atividade Física - Informação de acelerometria, Põe-te fino! Para uma vida mais saudável, Faculdade de Desporto da Universidade do Porto
  • 2013, Genetics of physical activity: A brief summary.

Conference poster

  • 2017, Weight status, cardiorespiratory fitness, and metabolic risk in Portuguese youth , XIV International Congress of Auxology: Book of abstracts
  • 2017, Physical Fitness Short-Term Tracking in Adolescent Girls. The Oporto Growth, Health and Performance Study, XIV International Congress of Auxology: Book of abstracts
  • 2017, Modeling Physical Growth and Body Composition Changes during Adolescence: The Oporto Growth, Health and Performance Study (OGHPS), XIV International Congress of Auxology: Book of abstracts
  • 2017, Indicadores da composição corporal e aptidão física de crianças , XI Congresso Brasileiro de Atividade Física e Saúde
  • 2017, BMI changes and Motor Proficiency. A longitudinal Study with Azorean Children , XIV International Congress of Auxology: Book of abstracts
  • 2015, Trends and instability in daily light physical activity. , American College of Sports Medicine - 62rd Annual Meeting
  • 2015, Sports Participation as a Protective Factor of Metabolic Syndrome in Youth. , 62rd American College of Sports Medicine
  • 2015, School and student level correlates of objectively measured physical activity. A multilevel analysis with ISCOLE Portuguese children, American College of Sports Medicine - 61rd Annual Meeting
  • 2015, Objectively measured physical activity levels and obesity. A study with ISCOLE Portuguese children. , American College of Sports Medicine - 61rd Annual Meeting
  • 2015, Association among age, gender, maturation, cardiorespiratory fitness, and metabolic syndrome in Portuguese adolescents., American College of Sports Medicine - 61rd Annual Meeting
  • 2014, Variance components in sedentarism. A study with ISCOLE Portuguese children. , American College of Sports Medicine - 61rd Annual Meeting

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