Pedro Alcântara da Silva

Pedro Alcântara da Silva

Pedro Alcântara Silva is a Research Fellow at the Instituto de Ciências Sociais da Universidade de Lisboa. His current research interests are in the fields of Sociology of Health and Medicine, Sociology of Aging and Sociology of Communication and Mass Media. He has developed studies on access, assessment and attitudes towards the health system in Portugal and on the behaviors and attitudes towards therapeutic adherence. He has also studied extensively the representations of health and the Health System in Portuguese news media, as well as the access and use of health information sources. In his research projects, he has used quantitative and qualitative methodologies (surveys and quantitative content analysis of media texts).