Dr. Diego Augusto Santos Silva
Visiting Scholar from Brazil – August 2017 to July 2018


Dr. Silva is a Brazilian Scientist with a multidisciplinary background. He completed his undergraduate studies (in Kinesiology) in 2007 by the Federal University of Sergipe, Brazil. During the Master’s course in Kinesiology at the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil, he investigated the effect of high intensity physical exercise on obese children. In PhD studies in Kinesiology (UFSC), Dr. Silva investigated the relationship between obesity and hypertension in adults. Dr. Silva is interested in epidemiological studies and is part of different projects with researchers from Brazil, Canada, the United States and Portugal. He is an Adjunct Professor at the Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil, and has research projects in the areas of Physical Activity and Health, Body Composition, Sedentary Behavior, and Health-Related Physical Fitness. He is the leader of the Research Center in Kinanthropometry and Human Performance, Editor-in-Chief of the Brazilian Journal of Kinanthropometry and Human Performance, and he is anthropometrist level 3 of International Society for the Advancement of Kinanthropometry (ISAK).