Cadernos de Saúde Pública
Print version ISSN 0102-311X
BARATA, Rita Barradas and GOLDBAUM, Moisés. A profile of researchers in public health with productivity grants from the Brazilian National Research Council (CNPq). Cad. Saúde Pública [online]. 2003, vol.19, n.6, pp. 1863-1876. ISSN 0102-311X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-311X2003000600031.
Based on information provided by the Lattes curriculum, this study analyzes the profile of researchers in public health with productivity grants from the Brazilian National Research Council (CNPq). The analysis considered the researchers undergraduate and graduate degrees, field of expertise, scientific output, and publications. The article discusses comparisons between different categories of researchers and data provided by the CNPq Research Group Directory. Most of the researchers (70%) received their undergraduate degrees either in health sciences, mainly medicine, or the humanities (18%), mainly sociology. 60% have Masters or PhDs in collective health, but some 20 to 30% of researchers, depending on the category, have no specific training in this particular field. Most are currently engaged in epidemiology. Their scientific work, as evidenced by bibliographic output, varies from 10.56 research products per year for level 2C PhD researchers to 6.60 products per year for level 1A researchers. For complete articles published in periodicals, the figures are 3.56 and 2.87, respectively. The output is mainly published in class A international periodicals as well as national periodicals, classes A and B. The periodicals with the greatest concentration of articles are Cadernos de Saúde Pública/Reports in Public Health and Revista de Saúde Pública/Journal of Public Health.
Keywords : Science & Technology; Research Personnel; Research Support.