Ana Paula Martins

Ana Paula Martins Silvestre Correia holds a degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Lisbon in 1990. She completed her Masters in Epidemiology at the Faculty of Medical Sciences of the Nova University of Lisbon in 1995 and her Ph.D. in Clinical Pharmacy at the Faculty of Pharmacy of Lisbon in May 2005.

She is, since February 2016, president of the Portuguese Pharmaceutical Society. She is an assistant professor of the Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Lisbon in the Department of Socio-Pharmacy.


She has dozens of articles published in national and international journals and participated as author and co-author in chapters of books in the area of Pharmacoepidemiology. Two of her areas of interest are monitoring the safety of new drugs and in the field of comparative effectiveness in Oncology.

She is currently leading Lisbon, Santarém and Setubal Pharmacovigilance Units. 

She was Chairperson of the Board of the Lisbon Regional General Assembly of the Order of Pharmacists, Member of the Board of the Portuguese Epidemiology Association and President of the Portuguese Society of Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacotherapy. She was a member of the Health Technology Assessment Task Force of the European Federation Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA) representing APIFARMA. She is a member of the Board of the Portuguese Association of Epidemiology, of the Pharmaceutical Sciences Portugal Academy and ‘Membre Correspondant Étranger’ of Académie Nationale de Pharmacie (France) and she is also member of Portuguese Society of Pharmacology.


Since March 2015, she has been an alternate member of the National Ethics Council for the Life Sciences (Resolution of the Assembly of the Republic 22-2015 of March 22).


She is member of the Jury of the Sustainable Health Awards and Gilead GÉNESE.


Ana Paula Martins was the Head of External Affairs e Market Access of MSD Portugal (Merck &co. USA) between 2006 and 2014, Head of the Center for Pharmacoepidemiological Studies of ANF (1994-2006) and Secretary of the Portuguese Pharmaceutical Society (1989-1992). She was also Assessor of the Minister of Education as well as of the Deputy Minister and of Parliamentary Affairs (1992-1994), where she was responsible for the Portuguese National Strategy for the Fight Against Drugs as well as the Program for the Promotion of Health in Schools. She was also Head of Institutional Relations of ANF between July 2014 and October 2015.