Dra. Marilene Nascimento studied Social Sciences at Rio de Janeiro State University, Brazil, and graduated as MS in 1998. She then joined the research group of Prof. Madel Luz, at Social Medicine Institute, and received her PhD degree in 2003 at the same institution.
She obtained the position of Associate Professor at the Collective Health Institute of the Fluminense Federal University in 2010. Currently she is doing a postgraduate internship at the Center for Social Studies of Coimbra University, Portugal. Member of the Brazilian Association of Collective Health, she has published 4 books, 7 book chapters and 27 research articles.