Dr. Flavia Garcez is a clinical researcher in the Division of Geriatrics at the University of Sao Paulo. She is also an assistant professor of Medicine at the Federal University of Sergipe. Her research work if focused on delirium and cognitive disturbances in older adults. She co-founded the Brazilian Intervention Group Against Delirium (BRIGADE) as an initiative to improve the research and clinical knowledge related to delirium in Brazil. Her main goal as a clinician is to disseminate the appropriate hospital care for older adults with delirium and dementia.
In 2019, Dr. Garcez received funding from the Network for Investigation of Delirium:Unifying Scientists (NIDUS), as a subaward of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to investigate the association between delirium and gut microbiome in acutely ill older adults. She has also investigated the occurrence of post-discharge dementia in older adults who experienced delirium during hospitalization. Along with her research group, Dr. Garcez has presented her work at several local and international conference and published many articles in peer-reviewed journals.