David Gonzalez-Chica

Dr David Gonzalez-Chica

Senior Lecturer / Research Manager

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Date Title Institution Source of Data
Current projects
2016 - Preventing obesity in childhood and adolescence: weight and height screening in Australian general practice Discipline of General Practice, The University of Adelaide National Prescribing Service - MedicineWise
2016 - Cardiovascular disease in adults: primary and secondary prevention in Australian general practice Discipline of General Practice, The University of Adelaide National Prescribing Service - MedicineWise
2016 - Assessing quality of life to evaluate the course of chronic diseases in Australian adults Discipline of General Practice, The University of Adelaide North West Adelaide Health Cohort Study
2015 -

Reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease and improving the quality of life through preventive recommendations and reduction of socioeconomic disparities in South Australia

Discipline of General Practice Spring 2015 Health Omnibus Survey
2013 - Abdominal obesity and diet as determinants of cardiovascular risk and metabolic alterations in adults from southern Brazil – EpiFloripa longitudinal study (Cohort study) Federal University of Santa Catarina (Brazil) EpiFloripa Adults Cohort Study
2013 - Health conditions, lifestyle habits, screening and prevention of cancer, and cardiovascular disease in the elderly: a population-based longitudinal study in Florianópolis, Brazil, 2013Epi-Idoso study (Cohort study) Federal University of Santa Catarina (Brazil) Epi-Idoso Cohort Study

 

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2018 Head of Research University of Adelaide
    2015 Senior Lecturer University of Adelaide
    2010 - 2015 Assistant Professor Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina
    2010 - 2015 Consultant Rio Grande University Foundation
    2009 - 2010 Fellow Federal University of Pelotas
    2005 - 2010 Fellow, Wellcome Trust Foundation Federal University of Pelotas
    2003 - 2005 Medical Doctor, Chief of Health Centre Municipality of Guayaquil, Ecuador
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2010 Award Brazilian Best PhD Thesis in Public Health area Brazilian Federal Agency for Support and Evaluation of Graduate Education (CAPES) Brazil $70000.00
    2001 Award Award for the Best Graduated student in the School of Medicine, Catholic University of Santiago de Guayaquil, Ecuador Catholic University of Santiago de Guayaquil, Ecuador Ecuador
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    English Can read, write, speak and understand spoken
    Portuguese Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    Spanish; Castilian Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2007 - 2008 Serviço Nacional de Aprendizagem (SENAC), Brazil Brazil Specialist in Professional Education
    2007 - 2009 Universidade Federal de Pelotas Brazil PhD in Epidemiology. Concentration area: Lifecourse Epidemiology
    2005 - 2006 Universidade Federal de Pelotas Brazil MSc in Epidemiology
    1994 - 2001 Universidad Católica Santiago de Guayaquil, Guayaquil Ecuador MD
  • Postgraduate Training

    Date Title Institution Country
    2009 - 2010 Postdoc in Body Composition Analysis Universidade Federal de Pelotas Brazil
    2007 - 2008 Specialist in Adult Professional Education & Training National Service for Professional Learning, SENAC Brazil
    2003 - 2003 Specialist in Infectious Paediatric Diseases Instituto de Salud Carlos III Spain
  • Research Interests

Date Project Title. Role Funding Body Amount
2014 - 2015 Prevalence of anemia and vitamin A deficiency in pre-school age children in southern Brazil: A population-based study (Survey) State coordinator Brazilian Ministry of Health (General Coordination of Food and Nutrition) and Inter-American Development Bank 100 000
2014 - 2015 Detection and characterization of familial hypercholesterolaemia in Brazilian children and adolescents (Survey) Co-Investigator Genzyme Brazil 200 000
2013 - Abdominal obesity and diet as determinants of cardiovascular risk and metabolic alterations in adults from southern Brazil – EpiFloripa longitudinal study (Cohort study) Coordinator CAPES and National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq), Brazil 200 000
2013 - Health conditions, lifestyle habits, screening and prevention of cancer, and cardiovascular disease in the elderly: a population-based longitudinal study in Florianópolis, Brazil, 2013Epi-Idoso study (Cohort study) Co-Investigator CAPES and CNPq, Brazil and  Ministry of Health 30 000 + 50 000 USD
2012 - 2013 Development of adiposity in adolescence: changes in BMI and body composition in schoolchildren from Florianópolis, southern Brazil, between 2002 and 2012 (Longitudinal study) Co-Investigator    
2011 - 2013 Oral health status and general health conditions in adults: population-based longitudinal study in Florianópolis, EpiFloripa II (Cohort study) Co-Investigator / Coordinator CAPES and CNPq, Brazil 60 000
2011 - 2013 Construction and validation of a food frequency questionnaire for use in adults (Validation study). Coordinator Federal University of Santa Catarina 5 000
2011 - 2013 Prevalence Study of Obesity among Children and Adolescents in Florianópolis, SC (EPOCA Study): third data collection 2012 (Panel study) Co-investigator CAPES and CNPq, Brazil 60 000
2010 - 2013 Use of organic foods and products from family farms for school feeding in Brazil: evaluation of the National Program for School Feeding (PNAE) (Survey) Coordinator National Fund for Educational Development (FNDE), Brazil 100 000
2009 - 2010 2010 Rio Grande Perinatal Study: reevaluating policies of pregnancy and childbirth assistance in southern Brazil (Survey) Co-Investigator CNPq, Brazil 15 000
2005 - 2014 The health and nutrition transition in three Brazilian cohorts (1982, 1993 and 2004): impact of socioeconomic, behavioural, healthcare and biological factors on the life course (Cohort study) Co-Investigator Wellcome Trust Foundation 3 000 000
The University of Adelaide - Australia

Undergraduate degree (School of Population Health)

  • Investigating Health and Disease in Population (level II course)
  • Epidemiology in action (level III course)
Federal University of Santa Catarina – Brazil

Undergraduate degree (Nutrition course)

  • Life-course, growth and development from pregnancy to adolescence
  • Nutrition epidemiology
  • Dietary requirements for individuals and collectivities
  • Nutrition evaluation

Postgraduate degree (Post Graduate Program in Nutrition)

  • Biostatistics and nutrition
  • Methods and techniques in nutrition epidemiology
  • Methods in data collection and data analysis
  • Analysis and discussion of research projects

Postgraduate degree (Post Graduate Program in Public Health)

  • Intermediate biostatistics: regression models
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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2019 Principal Supervisor Improving Preventive Management of Cardiovascular Disease and their Risk Factors: Evidence from Australia and China Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Mingyue Zheng
    2018 Co-Supervisor Patterns, Predictors and Outcomes of Prescribed Psychotropic Drug Use in Australian Children and Adolescents Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Julie Marie Klau
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2016 - 2016 Co-Supervisor Developing Clinical Teacher's Self-efficacy in Australian General Practice Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time APrf Lawrie McArthur
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  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2007 - ongoing Member Brazilian Epidemiology Association
    2005 - ongoing Member International Epidemiology Association
  • Position: Senior Lecturer / Research Manager
  • Phone: 83131631
  • Email: david.gonzalez@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Helen Mayo North, floor 1
  • Room: N1 13.03
  • Org Unit: General Practice

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