Dr. Maria Isabel studied Nursing at the University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil. Completed her master's degree in 1977 and PhD in 1992 in the same university. She was faculty at the USP (1972-1977); State University of Londrina (1978-1997); University of Campinas (UC) (1997-2022). She created a Nutritional Therapy group at the University Hospital of Londrina. She did postdoctoral work supervised by Eleny Theodosopoulo,PhD, RN and Theofanis Katostaras,PhD,MD at Kapodistrian University of Athens on a fellowship offered for postdoctoral studies in Greece, by the General Directorate of Internal Affairs in 2005. She obtained the position of Associate Professor at the UC. She has published over 20 research.