Assistant Professor at Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Lisbon, and research Associate in iMED.ULisboa. Her research focuses on the responsible use of medicines, mostly cardiovascular health, and public health. Most of her published research is focused on pharmaceutical care and pharmacy-based services, including medication adherence, medication review and early detection of suspects of NCDs. She has an advisory role at the Portuguese Cancer Registry, where she is responsible for therapeutic effectiveness monitoring of antineoplasic medication with the ultimate aim to inform regulatory decision. Dr. Alves da Costa is currently working for the World Health Organization as a public health specialist, in the Alcohol, Illicit Drugs & Prison Health Programme where she focuses on advocacy and health policy around the inclusion of vulnerable population in healthcare responses created at the European region. Dr. Alves da Costa is Associate Editor of International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Education. She is actively involved in various international organizations, including the International Society for Medication Adherence (ESPACOMP; executive member), Social and Administrative Pharmacy Section of the international Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP; executive member), European Society of Clinical Pharmacy (ESCP, chair of education committee) and International Pharmacists for Anticoagulation Care Taskforce (iPACT, board member).