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Doctor of Philosophy: 

Educational Psychology, Cognitive Science of Teaching & Learning, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2021

Master's Degree: 

Applied Statistics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2016 Accountancy, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2007

Bachelor's Degree: 

Accountancy, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2007 and Information Systems (major), Database Development (minor), Anhembi Morumbi University, Brazil, 2006

Renato Ferreira Leitão Azevedo

Dr. Azevedo is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Human Factors & Aging Laboratory at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He is working on the MEDSReM project: a digital health intervention that supports medication self-management, autonomy, and remote monitoring to improve antihypertensive medication adherence.His research is focused on relationships among professional expertise, aging, cognition, decision making, and risk perception in complex domains such as health, accounting, and behavioral economics. On the MEDSReM project, he is the Illinois site lead for the RCT, with a specific focus on finding technology-based support systems to promote education and successful decision-making and behaviors in older adulthood. 


Research Interests 

  • Decision-making and cognition
  • Health and aging
  • Technology-based interventions
  • Expertise and aging
  • Risk perception