Leila Posenato Garcia

Epidemiologia e Serviços de Saude, ABEC Board Member


Garcia has a PhD in epidemiology and is a Researcher from the Brazilian Institute of Applied Economic Research, currently working at the Jorge Duprat Figueiredo Foundation for Occupational Safety and Medicine in Florianópolis, Brazil. She was Editor-in-Chief (2014-2021) and Scientific Editor (2011-2014) for Epidemiology and Health Services: Journal of the Brazilian National Health System. She is Associate Editor for the Brazilian Journal of Occupational Health and she serves on the editorial board of Gaceta Sanitaria (Spain). She coordinates the Forum of Editors of Public Health Journals from the Brazilian Public Health Association (ABRASCO) (2017-2021), is an adjunct representative of health journals on the SciELO Brazil Collection Advisory Committee (since 2020) and is a member of the European Association of Science Editors’ Gender Policy Committee (EASE GPC). Mainly, her research is on epidemiology of injuries and violence, gender-based violence, and inequalities, and her political action is directed towards promoting gender equity and diversity in scientific research and in the editorial workforce.