Maria do Rosário Oliveira Martins is Full Professor and Deputy Director at the Institute of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, NOVA University of Lisbon, Portugal. She is also member of the NOVA General Council since 2009, member of the board of the PhD Program in Global Public Health and coordinator of the NOVA eLearning post graduate program in statistics applied to health .
She is member of the Ethical Committee for Research Investigation in Portugal (CEIC), member of the Strategic Advisory Committee of the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership(EDCTP) and WHO consultant for Health Information Systems (Health Observatory of the African Region). She has been vice President of the Scientific Council between 2010 and 2012. She has been President of the NOVA eLearning Unit Mission, between 2007 and 2009. From 2004 until 2007, Maria do Rosário Oliveira Martins has been Pro-Rector of NOVA University of Lisbon, having implemented the NOVA eLearning Centre. She has been Deputy Director of the Institute of Statistics and Management Information between 2000 and 2010, where she was also President of the Pedagogical Board. She was Director of the undergraduate Program in Information Management for six years, and she has implemented the eLearning undergraduate program in Statistics and Management Information. She was also member of the NOVA University Senate for ten years. In 2007 and 2008 she was member of the Portuguese Statistical Council.
Between 2004 e 2007 she represented the NOVA University in several European networks, such as EUCEN and EULLearN. She is author of 4 books and she has published more than 50 papers in National and International Scientific Reviews. She was responsible by the course in Quantitative Methods in the joint Master Program between NOVA and Columbia University, in the field of Public Policies.