Professor of Hygiene and Public Health
Scientific Advisor to the Italian Minister of Health for the coronavirus pandemia

Professor of Hygiene and Public Health at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome; President of World Federation of Public Health Associations (WFPHA) and of Mission Board for Cancer (EC); Scientific Advisor to the Italian Minister of Health for coronavirus pandemia from February 2020; Scientific Director of Istituti Clinici Scientifici Salvatore Maugeri and Coordinator of the Scientific Advisory Board of Human Technopole Foundation.

Among his commitments: former Commissioner and then President of Italian National Institute of Health (2014-2018) and Italian Representative in the Executive Board of WHO (2017-2020). He has been Head of Department of Woman and Child Health and Public Health of Fondazione Policlinico Universitario Agostino Gemelli IRCCS - UCSC and President of the Third Section of the Consiglio Superiore di Sanità (Ministry of Health). Past President of EUPHA. Editor of the European Journal of Public Health, of the Oxford Handbook of Public Health Practice and Founding Editor of Italian Journal of Public Health and of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Public Health.

Among his aknowledgements: he received a Laurea Honoris Causa at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, and was appointed  “Commendatore” of the Italian Republic by Decree of the President of the Republic.