Full Professor of Hygiene and Public Health at the University of Parma and at the University Vita-Salute San Raffaele of Milan and Director of the Post-Graduate School in Hygiene and Preventive Medicine, ITALY

He is currently Past-President of the Italian Society of Hygiene, Preventive Medicine and Public Health (SItI), Treasurer of the European Public Health Association (EUPHA) and Member of the Executive Board of the Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region (ASPHER). He is Co-Chair of the 16th World Congress of Public Health to be held in Rome in October 2020.

He qualified in Medicine at the University of Milan in 1986, he holds an MSc in Epidemiology and a PhD from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. His research work focuses on public health, epidemiology, environmental health, health organisation and immunization policies where he has a strong track records of scientific publications and active participation in national and international  research projects.

With reference to vaccination policies he is co-author of three consecutive editions of the Life-time immunization Schedule (the Italian Scientific Societies’ recommendations on vaccines) and consultant to the Ministry of Health on the Italian National Immunization Prevention Plan.

Currently he is an active Member of the Italian National Immunization Technical Advisory Groups (NITAG) since its institution by the Ministry of Health in 2017 and I am also part of the Regional Immunization Technical Advisory Groups (RITAG) of the Emilia-Romagna Region. In both groups he is involved in providing technical recommendations on the introduction of new vaccines, on the definition of life-course immunization schedules and on strategies to overcome the growing phenomenon of the vaccine hesitancy.

He is author or co-author of 40 teaching books in the fields of epidemiology, environmental health and public health, about 200 indexes scientific papers and over 1400 publications overall.

He is Section Editor of the Scientific Journals Annali di Igiene (Ann Ig) and Acta Bio Medica (Acta Biomed) and reviewer for various International Jornals of Epidemiology and Public Health.

From 2006 to 2016 he was Mayor of the town of Perledo (Lecco, Italy) and from 2009 to 2014 Councilor for the Environmental policies of the Province of Lecco. Since 2014 is President of a Local Mountain Community (Comunità Montana Valsassina, Valvarrone, Val d'Esino e Riviera).

As Councilor for the Environment of the Province of Lecco (2009-2014) he was involved in the fauna sector, Integrated water service, Ecology and Agriculture and he actively participated in the start-up and assignment processes of the integrated water service of the Province, to the drafting of the Cave Plan, the Waste Plan and the Wildlife Plan.