Adjunct Professor IV at the Federal University of Paraiba. Nursing student. Physiotherapist. PhD in Health Sciences and Post-Doctorate in Nursing. Coordinator of the Professional Master's Program in Gerontology at UFPB. Representative of the Federal University of Paraíba at the Municipal Council for the Elderly of João Pessoa/Paraíba; Leader of the International Research Group on Health, Aging and Functioning (GIPSEF); Researcher at the International Study and Research Group on Aging and Social Representations (GIEPERS); Founding researcher of the International Research Network on Social Representations and Health (RIPRES) - University of Évora/Portugal; Collaborating member of the Comprehensive Health Research Center (CHRC), Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Has experience in the area of Public Health, with an emphasis on Elderly Health, Functionality; Work and Violence. Ad Scientific Index 2023 researcher in 2nd position as researcher in Gerontology – UPFB.