Andre Bedendo
Visiting Research Fellow



Andre is a Post-Doc fellow from the Department of Psychobiology at the Federal University of Sao Paulo (Brazil) who is currently working as a sponsored researcher at the Department of Health Sciences. His research focuses on developing and studying the mechanisms of behaviour change of a web-based intervention for alcohol use.


  • BSc Psychology (Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Brazil)
  • MSc Psychobiology (Federal University of Sao Paulo, Brazil)
  • PhD Psychobiology (Federal University of Sao Paulo, Brazil)



Andre’s research interests are in the development and evaluation of new technology-based interventions to alcohol and drug use; epidemiology of alcohol and drugs; psychosocial aspects related to alcohol and drugs use.


  • Analysis of mediators and moderators of a web-based intervention for alcohol use among Brazilian college students
  • Development and effectiveness of a mobile brief intervention for reducing alcohol use among college students
  • Innovative interventions related to alcohol consumption problems in Brazil: Search for new approaches aimed at an old public health issue
  • II Brazilian Report on Drugs

Research group(s)


Selected publications

  • Bedendo, A; Andrade, ALM; Noto, AR. Internet-based alcohol interventions for college students: systematic review. Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública/Pan American Journal of Public Health, v.42: e54, 2018.
  • Bedendo, A; Santos, EL; Noto, AR. What can we learn from alcohol related YouTube videos? Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, v. 79(1), p. 148-149, 2018.
  • Bedendo, A; Andrade, ALM; Opaleye, ES; Noto, AR. Binge drinking: a pattern associated with a risk of problems of alcohol use among university students. Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem, Sep 12;25: e2925, 2017.
  • Bedendo, A; Noto, AR. Studying an unreal world: incentives on internet-based interventions for alcohol use. Addiction, v. 111, p. 373-374, 2016.
  • Andrade, ALM; De Lacerda, RB; Gomide, HP; Ronzani, TM; Sartes, LMA; Martins, LF; Bedendo, A; Souza-Formigoni, MLO. Web-based self-help intervention reduces alcohol consumption in both heavy-drinking and dependent alcohol users: A pilot study. Addictive Behaviors, v. 63, p. 63-71, 2016.
  • Bedendo, A; Noto, AR. Sports practices related to alcohol and tobacco use among high school students. Revista Brasileira de Psiquiatria, v. 37, p. 99-105, 2015.
  • Noto, AR; Botéquio, MC; Lucas dos Santos, E; Bedendo, A; Pinsky, I. The Hidden Role of the Alcohol Industry in Youth Drinking in Brazil. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, v. 76, p. 981-981, 2015.
  • Tondowski, CS; Bedendo, A; Zuquetto, C; Locatelli, DP; Opaleye, ES; Noto, AR. Parenting styles as a tobacco-use protective factor among Brazilian adolescents. Cadernos De Saúde Pública, v. 31, p. 2514-2522, 2015.
  • Bedendo, A; Opaleye, ES; Andrade, ALM; Noto, AR. Heavy episodic drinking and soccer practice among high school students in Brazil: the contextual aspects of this relationship. BMC Public Health (Online), v. 13, p. 247, 2013.

External activities


Invited talks and conferences

  • Epigenetics and Drug Dependence (2018) - Uberaba, Brazil
  • Brief Intervention: Use and Limitations (2015) – Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • The Relationship between Genetics, Neuroscience, Behaviour and the Substance Use (2015) – Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Use of the Internet for Interventions on Drug Use (2014) – Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Psychopharmacology of antidepressants (2011) – Juiz de Fora, Brazil

Contact details

Dr Andre Bedendo
Visiting Research Fellow