Fatima Baptista

F├ítima Baptista is Full Professor at the University of Lisbon, Faculty of Human Kinetics. Teaching activities include Evaluation of Physical Fitness and Well-being (BSc course), Exercise, Aging and Health; Women and Exercise (MSc Course), Evaluation of Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior (PhD Course), and Frailty, Falls, and Functional Loss (MOOC Course, funded by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology Health Campus). Current research interests involve the study of physical activity/fitness phenotype of musculoskeletal health – how physical activity/exercise and fitness determines peak bone mass during growth and osteoporosis, sarcopenia, falls and loss of autonomy during aging. Current participation in research projects comprises the development and deployment of a novel robotic assistance platform designed to promote exercise and active aging in older adults with mobility limitations (Augmented Human Assistance – AHA), through a cross-disciplinary approach with academic and industrial partners. She is presently vice president of Faculty of Human Kinetics, coordinator of the Post-graduation in Mobility and Active Aging (http://posgrad.fmh.ulisboa.pt/mobilityandaging/), coordinator of the OSTEO community program (exercise program for the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis), and Review Editor of Bone Research Section of Frontiers in Endocrinology.