Eleonora Cunha Veiga Costa


General Information

Academic Category: 

Assistant Professor / Researcher

Email:  eleonora@braga.ucp.pt

Curriculum DeGóis


Biographical note and Research Interests

Eleonora C. V. Costa, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychology at the Faculty of Philosophy and Social Sciences of the Portuguese Catholic University, Portugal. With a PhD in Psychology, specialization in Health Psychology. her major work has been in the fields of psychosexual health promotion and HIV prevention in women, with several published works in peer-reviewed journals and multiple presentations at national and international conferences mostly about HIV prevention. She has extensive research experience in women’s health in primary-care settings and coordinates a research project on the determinants of women’s health in primary-care settings whose main focus are risk behavior and correlated trauma and illness.

Relevant Publications

Costa, E. C. V., & Gomes, S. (2018). Social support and self-esteem moderate the relation between intimate partner violence and depression and anxiety symptoms
among Portuguese women. Journal of Family Violence, 33(5), 355-368. doi: 10.1007/s10896-018-9962-7
Costa, E. C. V., Castanheira, E., Moreira, L., Correia, P., Ribeiro, D., & Pereira, M. G.  (2017, 15 de Dezembro, ahead of print). Predictors of emotional distress in pregnant women: the mediating role of relationship intimacy. Journal of Mental Health, 1-9. doi: 10.1080/09638237.2017.1417545
Costa, E. C. V. & Pereira, M. G. (2017). Demographic Factors, mental health problems and psychosocial resources influence women’s AIDS risk. Health Care for Women International, 38(9), 913-926. doi: 10.1080/07399332.2017.1337772
Costa, E. C. V., McIntyre, T., Trovisqueira, A., & Hobfoll, S. E. (2017). Comparison of two psycho-educational interventions aimed at preventing HIV and promoting sexual health among Portuguese women. International Journal of Sexual Health, 29(3), 258-272. doi: 10.1080/19317611.2017.1307300
Costa, E. C. V., Guimarães, S., Ferreira, D., & Pereira, M. G. (2016) Resource loss moderates the association between child abuse and current PTSD symptoms among women in primary care settings. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 1, 1-23. doi: 10.1177/0886260516670883