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Diogo Miranda

Dr Diogo Miranda

Postdoctoral Researcher

Faculty of Sport, Health and Social Sciences


For the past 15 years, Diogo has been building a career in digital communication and technology-enhanced learning in both academic and professional fields.

After ten years at the University of São Paulo (Brazil), as content coordinator and knowledge management in interactive tele-education in the discipline of telemedicine, he moved to AOSpine Latin America as education project manager. This experience has provided the variety of skills needed to deliver high quality works in education, innovation, and communication in health education.

Diogo’s PhD in Science (telehealth and tele-education) from the University of São Paulo was applied in the development of a 15-episode TV show broadcast on national television in Brazil. In this show he was also acknowledged as screenwriter due to his background in media communication, a field in which he holds a master's in multimedia (film studies), and two degrees in communication (film and journalism), as well as strong experience in teaching and academic research.

His present research is based on the development of innovation models for health education, mainly supported by communication and technology tools. His aim is to increase knowledge and expertise, delivering outstanding educational outcomes through high level communication design.

Research interests

Diogo’s research focuses on developing innovative educational models in health-related areas, aimed at undergraduate students, students of key stages 3 and 4, and general population interested in health matters. With an emphasis on interactive educational technologies for health education, he aims to optimise resources, improve students’ engagement, and increase knowledge retention, as well as offering new educational and communication tools for both students and lecturers.

Further information

Research outputs

Tearlock - The easy dressing for hard-to-heal wounds
hiPUC Bootcamp Program in Health Innovation
2016-07-16 | research-technique

Virtual Human, CGI, and 3D Printers: USP Telemedicine Technologies
II Congreso Iberoamericano de Telesalud y Telemedicina
2015-11-20 | lecture-speech

Projeto Jovem Doutor – Educação e Promoção de Saúde por Meio de Teleducação Interativa
Pró-Reitoria de Cultura e Extensão Universitária – USP
2015-09-01 | research-technique

e-Care and Health for communities through Telemedicine
Congresso Brasileiro de Educação Médica
2014-11-20 | conference-poster

Generation Health 2 and Young Doctor Project - Education and Health Promotion through Interactive Teleducation
2014-08-10 | lecture-speech

Projeto Jovem Doutor – Educação e Promoção de Saúde por Meio de Teleducação Interativa
Pró-Reitoria de Cultura e Extensão Universitária – USP
2014-03-01 | research-technique

Projects and awards

Telehealth: Learning about health using 3D computer graphics and interactive learning objects
Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (Brasília, DF) 2015-04 to 2016-03|Contract
GRANT_NUMBER: 99999.010143/2014-09

Telessaúde: Aprendizado sobre saúde usando um modelo para Construção de Unidades Audiovisuais Educacionais baseado em estórias de ficção
CAPES (Brasília, DF) 2013-04 to 2015-03|Salary award
GRANT_NUMBER: 024/2010

Centro de Produção Digital - FMUSP
Universidade de São Paulo (São Paulo, São Paulo) 2013-01 to 2015-12|Grant

Recent publications

Telehealth in schools using a systematic educational model based on fiction screenplays, interactive documentaries and 3D CG
Telemedicine and e-Health
2018-03-03 | journal-article
DOI: 10.1089/tmj.2017.0045

E-care and communication in health: systematic integrating fiction stories, 3D computer graphics and interactive documentary to promote the contextualized education of health in schools
University of São Paulo
2017-05-19 | dissertation-thesis

Virtual Human Project and Interactive Learning Environments: New Educational Models In Health
Latin American Journal of Telehealth
2017-04-29 | journal-article
ISSN: 2175-2990

Virtual Man, computer graphics and 3D printers: technologies in telemedicine at University of São Paulo
Latin American Journal of Telehealth
2016-09-23 | journal-article
ISSN: 2175-2990