Professor of Hygiene and Public Health, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC); Scientific Advisor to the Italian Minister of Health for coronavirus pandemia; Scientific Director of ICS Maugeri; President of WFPHA and of Mission Board for Cancer (EC); Coordinator of SAB of Human Technopole Foundation; former President of Italian National Institute of Health.
He has been Italian Representative in the EB of WHO, 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. He received Laurea Honoris Causa at Thomas Jefferson University (US) and the title of “Commendatore” of the Italian Republic (Decree of the President of the Italian Republic).