Comprehensive Health Research Centre (CHRC)

CHRC is a multidisciplinary, multi-institutional and comprehensive research centre aimed at supporting, developing and fostering clinical, public health and health services research. The other CHRC pillars and central activities are health education and training; innovation, digital and entrepreneurship.

The mission of CHRC is to produce scientific evidence to improve current clinical practice, health policy and healthcare services organization through 5 thematic lines: (i) Health Promotion; (ii) Lifestyles in Healthcare; (iii) High burden and high mortality diseases; (iv) Health policies and healthcare services research; (v) Health innovation.

CHRC is led by NMS and its other management units are: National School of Public Health (ENSP); Évora University; Hospital de Santo Espírito, Terceira Island, Azores; Lisbon Institute of Global Mental Health.

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CHRC contibutes to the following Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) from UN:


Know more about the dedication of CHRC and NOVA Medical School at our Sustainability page.


Helena Canhão


Research Groups


Ana Rodrigues

Person-Centered Research Group

Bruno Heleno

Mental Health

Fernando Miguel Teixeira Xavier

Integrated Pathophysiological mechanisms

Nuno Manuel Barreiros Neuparth