Renata Arruda has been a permanent lecturer at the Universidade Federal de Goiás, in Brazil since 2009. She joined MetaScience from September-December 2022 via a CONFAP / FAPEG & CNPq bilateral mobility agreement with the ERC.
Arruda did her Ph.D. at University of Salamanca, graduating in 2017. She has been teaching general philosophy of science and introductory logic for several years, and also has been leading an international research group on her area of expertise as well as being a collaborator in other research groups based in Chile, Spain, and Norway.
Arruda also held visiting appointments at University of Salamanca (2011) and the Institut d’Histoire et de Philosophie des Sciences et des Techniques (IHPST), Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (2015), and a forthcoming visit to Centre of Philosophy and the Sciences, at the University of Oslo (2023).
She is best known for her work in philosophy of medicine and of epidemiology. Her research interests focus on the ontology and epistemology of health and disease processes in medicine and epidemiology, mainly through a multi-causal perspective. The interplay between population data and the individual patient and the role of the former in revealing fundamental causal principles are her main research interests. More recently, she has been investigating the contribution of philosophy to the analysis of the problem of overdiagnosis.
Arruda's recent publications are 'Uma alternativa contrafactual ao paradoxo "Grue"' (2022), 'Causalidade na Filosofia da Medicina e da Epidemiologia' (2021) and 'Multicausalidade e Manipulação na Medicina' (2021).
Read Renata's 'MetaViews' interview to catch up with her recent work (published 21 November, 2022).
This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, grant agreement No 771509. All project outputs are published Open Access. Website photo credit: Matt Lincoln Photography
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