Who we are

Who we are

The Center for Studies on Tobacco or Health (CETAB) is housed at the Sergio Arouca National Public Health School (ENSP), part of the prestigious Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (FIOCRUZ).

CETAB was established in 2012 as part of FIOCRUZ´s response to Brazil’s noncommunicable diseases growing concerns and has since then participated as a partner in the implementation of the WHO FCTC in international initiatives to curb the tobacco epidemic. One of its known areas of work is the Observatory to monitor the tobacco industry's strategies, the Brazilian Observatory in partnership with the Convention Secretariat.

Brazil renders strong and long-standing support to the implementation of the WHO FCTC. Brazil ratified the Convention in 2005 and acceded to the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products in 2018.

Our Team

CETAB works with a core team and with supporters.

Marcelo Moreno dos Reis

B.Eng, MPH, PhD

Senior Public Health Technologist at Fiocruz
Manager Knowledge Hub on Articles 17 & 18

Valeska de Carvalho Figueiredo


Public Health Researcher at Fiocruz
Coordinator Center for Studies on Tabacco or Health (Cetab/ENSP/Fiocruz)

Silvana Barreto Rubano Turci

B.Pharm, MPH, PhD

Senior Public Health Technologist at Fiocruz
Coordinator Observatory on Strategies of the Tabacco Industry

Ana Paula Natividade Oliveira


Senior Public Health Technologist at Fiocruz
Researcher on NCDs risk factors


Support Team

Vera Luiza da Costa e Silva


Consultant of Fiocruz
Former Head of the Convention Secretariat of WHO FCTC

Raquel Torres Gurgel


Carlos Henrique Wolkartt

IT Focal Point

Responsible for website of Knowledge Hub Articles 17 & 18