Sara Cerdas is a 31-years-old, Portuguese medical doctor and since July of 2019 a Member of European Parliament. She is member on the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety and substitute member on the Committee on Transport and Tourism. She is also member on the Special Committee on Beating Cancer and the S&D shadow rapporteur for the EU4Health Programme.
Sara Cerdas is co-chair in the European Parliament’s Working Group on Health, which brings to discussion European health issues with stakeholders and experts.
She holds a master’s degree in Medicine from the University of Lisbon, a postgraduate degree in traveler’s medicine from Universidade Nova de Lisboa, a master’s degree in Public Health from the University of Umeå and is a doctoral student in Public Health Sciences from the University of Stockholm.
During her career, she had work in the Epidemiology Department of Portuguese Health National Institute (Instituto Nacional de Saúde Doutor Ricardo Jorge) and in The Public Health Emergency Centre of the Portuguese Directorate-General of Health, having an active participation in tackling regional and national outbreaks.
She had representative positions in the health field, such as the International Federation of Medical Students ‘Associations, International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations and Students Association of the Faculty of Medicine of Lisbon.