Scientific Director, Italian National Outcome Program Department of Epidemiology Lazio Region, Roma, Italy.
Medical Degree in 1985 at the University of Rome ‘La Sapienza’.
Master of Science (MSc) in Epidemiology–London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 1991.
Head of the Department of Epidemiology, Regional Health Service, Lazio Region, Operational Centre of the National Outcome Program.
Member of the Regional Drug Formulary of the Lazio Region.
Member of the Scientific Committee of the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) in Lisbon.
Coordinating Editor of the Cochrane Drugs and Alcohol Group.
Member of the GRADE (Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation) Working Group.
Main activities: systematic reviews of the scientific literature on the effectiveness of health care interventions; epidemiological studies on the health status of the population; comparative effectiveness research on drugs and other health care interventions; comparative analysis of health care outcomes across hospitals and geographical areas for the National Outcome Evaluation Programme and the Lazio Regional Outcome evaluation programme; coordination of the work package of the EU Project DECIDE on strategies for the dissemination of evidence to policy makers.
Author of more than 100 scientific publications on peer reviewed journals, H index 21.