Rafael Reimann Baptista

Schools: School of Health and Life Sciences
Graduate Programs: Biomedical Gerontology Graduate Program Dentistry Graduate Program

Introduction

Rafael Reimann Baptista, PhD, is a Full Professor at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), Brazil. He is also member of the Brazilian Society of Biomechanics. Professor Baptista completed his PhD in Human Movement Sciences at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul in 2011. Professor Baptista maintains active membership of numerous professional and academic societies. In 2012, he was awarded by the Young PhD grant by the Foundation for Research Support of the State of Rio Grande do Sul (FAPERGS), Brazil. In 2017, he was the President of the XVII Brazilian Congress of Biomechanics, supported by the National Council for Scientific and Technological (CNPQ), the Foundation for Research Support of the State of Rio Grande do Sul, and the Coordination of Superior Level Staff Improvement (CAPES). Professor Baptista sits on the editorial board for the Frontiers in Physiology as Associate Editor in Exercise Physiology and has published 78 papers including 30 in international peer-reviewed journals according to Scopus, with a 9 h-index. He is a frequent invited keynote speaker at academic conferences and educational events across Brazil and South America. He works in exercise physiology and biomechanics, with an emphasis in the clinical aspects of gait in older adults. He coordinates the Physical Activity Research and Evaluation Laboratory (LAPAFI) at the School of Health and Life Sciences at PUCRS.

Areas of interest

Themes

Concentration Areas and Lines Research

Biology and Orofacial Rehabilitation

- Biomechanics, Pain and Orofacial Dysfunction

Biomedical Gerontology

- Biological Aspects of Aging

Dental Prosthetics

- Craniomandibular Disorders

Research Structures

Research Group

- Biomechanics and Exercise Physiology Research Group (FISIOMEC)

Research Laboratories

- Physical Activity Research and Evaluation Laboratory (LAPAFI)