Sara Cerdas is a 32-years-old, Portuguese medical doctor and since July of 2019 a Member of European Parliament. She is member on the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety and substitute member on the Committee on Transport and Tourism. She is also Vice-Chair of the Special Committee on Beating Cancer and the S&D shadow rapporteur for the EU4Health Programme and the S&D shadow rapporteur for the new regulation on serious cross-border threats to health.
Sara Cerdas is co-chair in the European Parliament's Working Group on Health, which brings to discussion European health issues with stakeholders and experts.
She is also co-chair of Coalition for Mental Health and Wellbeing in the European Parliament. In this role, Sara Cerdas championed the importance of discussing mental health when legislating EU policies, and the need to enable wellbeing as a health determinant.
She holds a master's degree in Medicine from the University of Lisbon, a master's degree in Public Health from the University of Umeå and is a doctoral student in Public Health Sciences from the University of Stockholm.