João Filipe Raposo (MD, PhD) is a guest assistant professor of public health in the Faculty of Medicine at NOVA Medical School in Lisbon, where he has worked since 2011, lecturing in Introduction to Medicine and Diabetology. He graduated in medicine in 1988 from the University of Lisbon and received his PhD in Medicine-Endocrinology in 2004 at the New University of Lisbon with a thesis on calcium physiology mathematical models. He carried out his endocrinology residency in the Portuguese Cancer Institute from 1991 to 1997.

He is also the clinical director of the Association for the Protection of Diabetics of Portugal (APDP), which supports people with diabetes, their families and caregivers, providing quality healthcare and educational services. It also collaborates in the development of public and social policies focused on the rights and needs of people with diabetes and develops research projects, in partnership with national and international organisations, with a view to improving the treatment and cure of diabetes. The work of the APDP was recognised by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as an example of good practice during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Professor Raposo is also the president of the Portuguese Society of Diabetology (SPD), a role he has held since 2020, as well as a consultant to the WHO on diabetes and non-communicable diseases.

He has published numerous papers, including ‘Intensive monitoring of adverse drug events associated with the use of new glucose-lowering drugs: results from an inception cohort study’ in Portugalin 2020 (Diabetic Medicine) and ‘Monogenic diabetes characteristics in a transnational multicenter study from Mediterranean countries’ in 2021 (Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice).