Carla Aparecida Arena Ventura, University of São Paulo


Carla Aparecida Arena Ventura, completed her Bachelors Degree in International Relations at the University of Brasília (UnB), Brazil, and a Bachelor Degree in Law at the University of the State of São Paulo (UNESP), Brazil. She has an MBA from the University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil, received her Master in International Law from the University of the State of São Paulo (UNESP), Brazil and her Doctoral Degree in Administration from the University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil. During her PhD studies, she was a Fulbright Scholar at the Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law, USA. She was the Academic Coordinator of the International Research Capacity Building Program for Health Related Professionals to study the Drug Phenomenon in Latin America and the Caribbean (IRCBP), organized by Centre for Addiction and Mental Health at the University of Toronto, Canada, in partnership with the Organization of American States, in 2014 and 2015. In 2014, she was a Fulbright Scholar at the Center for Civil and Human Rights, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, USA.

Currently, she is an Associate Professor at the Department of Psychiatric Nursing and Human Sciences from the University of São Paulo at Ribeirão Preto College of Nursing, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses on Human Rights and the Right to Health, Health and Development, Global Health, International Mental Health and Bioethics and Nursing Legislation. She coordinates an interdisciplinary Research Group on Global Health, Law and Development (GEPESADES), leading a team of undergraduate, Master, Doctoral and Post Doctoral students.

From 2008 to 2014, she was the Executive Coordinator of the Global Network of WHO Collaborating Centres for Nursing and Midwifery Development, and is the Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Nursing Research Development at the University of São Paulo at Ribeirão Preto College of Nursing, Brazil. In 2012, she was elected President of the IRCBP Alumni Association.

During 2017, she was a fellow of  the online Program Leaders for Health Equity, offered by George Washington University, Milken Institute School of Public Health, USA. She develops research on human rights, mental health and drugs; stigma and human rights; health law; international health and development; human rights education, social participation and control.


CV Quantitative Indicators

Published Books: 4

Manuscripts published in peer-reviewed journals with rigorous editorial criteria: 139

Concluded Master Thesis: 13

Concluded PhD Dissertations: 6

Ongoing Mentoring of Master Thesis: 4

Ongoing Mentoring of Doctoral Dissertation: 2

Amount of citations in international scientific literature, according to Google Scholar: 627

Research published in Conference Proceedings: 38

Abstracts published in Conference Proceedings: 148

Research Presentations: 155

Book Chapters: 33

Technical Projects: 312

Mentorship in progress: 10

Concluded mentoring of Postdoctoral Scholars: 3

Ongoing Mentoring of Postdoctoral Scholars: 2

Total of Concluded Mentorships: 214