Nurse graduated from the Federal University of Espírito Santo – Ufes (UFES). She holds a Master’s degree in Nursing and a PhD in Epidemiology from the State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ) and a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Epidemiology at Johns Hopkins University. She was coordinator of the Clinical Research Center at the University Hospital of UFES, of the Graduate Program in Collective Health, and of the Research Ethics Committee of the Health Sciences Center at UFES. She served as vice-rector of UFES from 2013 to 2020, having been elected as dean for the quadrennium 2020-2024, but had the appointment pretermitted by the then President of the Republic. She was President of the Brazilian Network for Tuberculosis Research (REDE-TB). She has participated in the WG on the disease at the Ministry of Health, at the WHO, and also in the WG for the elimination of tuberculosis in the Americas of PAHO. He has represented Brazil in the Government Tuberculosis Research Network of the BRICS countries. She is a member of the Executive Committee of the Brazilian Network of Women Scientists. She develops her research activities in the field of Collective Health, with emphasis on Epidemiology, working mainly on epidemiological methods, epidemiology of infectious diseases, epidemic control analysis (COVID-19, Zika virus, yellow fever, Mpox) and the study of Tuberculosis. She has developed activities to disseminate science and combat misinformation as a science columnist for the newspaper A Gazeta and commentator for CBN Vitória. She is a Professor at the Federal University of Espírito Santo and a CNPq Productivity Fellow in Epidemiology.