Professor at Universidade Brasil, Supervisor of MSc and PhD Program at UNIFESP and Director of IBEPIPE, Rodolfo de Paula Vieira has a PHD in Pathology – specifically the Immunopathology of the lungs – and 3 post-doctoral accreditations from the Sao Paulo, School of Medicine in Brazil, the Department of Pneumology at the University Hospital Freiburg in Germany and a post-doctoral fellowship awarded by European Respiratory Society and Marie Currie Foundation and European Union. Having published more than 100 internationally peer-reviewed scientific articles, Professor Vieira’s main pre and clinical studies evolve around immune response and the effects of physical exercise on pulmonary rehabilitation.
Medical Advisory Board
Rodolfo de Paula Vieira
Pediatric pulmonologist specialist in Respiratory Physiology for adults and children. Laura Gochicoa-Rangel has a PhD in Medical Science and has been working for 10 years in pulmonary function testing with multiple researchers in this field. She conducts Respiratory Function Tests across Latin America. Laura is founding President of the Latin American Society of Respiratory Physiology and the Institution for the Innovation and Development of Respiratory Physiology in México City.
Carol, a registered nurse since 1986, transitioned from acute hospital settings to primary care in 1990. With 26 years in general practice, she now serves at Gloucestershire ICB, leading the Respiratory Clinical Programme Group and serving as the Children and Young People Asthma Clinical Lead. Additionally, she co-leads the NHSE South West Respiratory Network. Carol pioneered the use of FeNO in primary care and integrated it into her asthma toolkit, recently implementing it across Gloucestershire practices. She’s the former Executive Chair of PCRS, the first non-doctor and female in that role, currently serving as the policy lead. Carol co-chairs the Lung Health Task Force’s early and accurate diagnosis group and contributed to the NHS Long Term Plan Breathlessness Diagnosis group. Holding an MSc in respiratory care, she received the Queen’s Nurse award in 2007 and was honored with an MBE in 2016 for Services to Nursing and Healthcare.