Beginning of residency: November 30, 2020

IEAT resident, Cristiane de Freitas Cunha Grillo graduated in Medicine from the Federal University of Minas Gerais, master and doctor in Child and Adolescent Health from UFMG. She held a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Hospital Clínic of the University of Barcelona and at the University of Paris 8 Vincennes and Saint Denis. She is a Full Professor at the Department of Pediatrics at the Faculty of Medicine at UFMG. Adjunct coordinator of the Graduate Program in Health Promotion and Violence Prevention at the Faculty of Medicine of UFMG. President of the Adolescence Committee of the Sociedade Mineira de Pediatria. Member of the World Association of Psychoanalysis. Coordinator of the Janela da Escuta Extension Project. Coordinator of the Extension Program and Research Group of CNPq Brota – Youth, Education and Culture. She operates in the following lines of research: Adolescence: eating symptoms, chronic diseases, gender and sexuality, violence, education. She has extensive experience in teaching and research, and in extension and articulation in the field of public health, education, social assistance and socio-education policies related to adolescence.


The research project aims to investigate the relationship between teenagers and knowledge and the school, investigating the factors that encourage the engagement of teenagers in the school space, as well as those that can promote a rupture and contribute to school dropout. The research is anchored in the Extension Program Brota: Youth, Education and Culture, from UFMG, in partnership with the State University of Minas Gerais. The Program is developed at the Youth Reference Center of the Municipality of Belo Horizonte, and is linked to the Municipal Secretary of Education of Belo Horizonte (SMED-BH). The project integrates professors from Medicine, Psychology, Education, Languages, Dance, Visual Arts, Physical Education and Design courses, as well as Circus and Gastronomy professionals. The aspect of research/intervention with adolescents, students of municipal public schools, aims to create, with them, methodologies that provoke a new bond with knowledge, with culture and, consequently, with the school. With this research, we aim for a transdisciplinary approach to a complex problem such as school dropout, linking public universities, the municipal education network and adolescents.