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Lucas Nishida

PhD candidate, University of Campinas, Brazil

Contributing Editor, Platypus, The CASTAC Blog

About Lucas

I am a PhD candidate in the department of science and technology policy at the University of Campinas, Brazil. I am an interdisciplinary scientist with degrees in the biological, health and social sciences and I am currently conducting research on public participation on health technology assessment for rare diseases drugs. My current research interests are in anthropology of science and health, STS, scientific policies, decolonial studies, democracy, public participation and engagement. I have worked with science communication and public engagement in a range of health research topics: tropical neglected diseases, rare diseases, disabilities, and public health.