Claudio is a researcher in Public Health (ENSP/Fiocruz). He completed his BA in Journalism and Publishing in 1981 (Estácio). He earned his Master's (2004) and Doctoral (2009) degrees in Communication and Culture from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). He also has a Post-Doctorate degree in Communication and Information in Science, Technology and Health from Fiocruz (2010-2011).
Claudio has attended a Split Site Doctoral Program at the Center for Social Studies (CES) of the University of Coimbra, Portugal (2007/2008), where, under the guidance of Dr. João Arriscado Nunes, he investigated the relationship between new information and communication technologies and the identity construction of patients with rare diseases (particularly those with muscular dystrophies).
In 1995, he received the Professional journalist specialized in Science, Health and Environment. José Reis Award for Scientific Journalism (CNPq).
His research interests focus on the interface between communication and information in health and Social Studies of Science. His passion is particularly focused on public health, its relations with democracy, citizenship and public participation, especially with regards to the field of rare diseases.