I am currently (since 2009) Clinical Epidemiologist at the Scientific Direction of IRCCS Policlinic San Matteo Foundation in Pavia, Italy, involved in clinical and biomedical research, in many field of medicine. My tasks span across the Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design (BERD) methods: from design to implementation, from analysis to publication of observational studies, clinical trials, systematic reviews and guidelines, in National and European projects.
I hold a medical degree with a clinical background in infectious diseases (1995-2009), in particular in health-care associated infections (2003-2009), a clinical specialisation (Infectious Diseases), a methodological specialisation (Medical Statistics), and a MSc (Epidemiology).
Most of my research projects have been and are in the Infectious Diseases field, but as an expert of methodological issues I have been able to design, coordinate or participate into projects in many other medical and surgical areas, and in laboratory studies.
Also, I am very interested in education and training of young researchers in research methods for biomedical studies, with an overall goal of improving research conduct and reporting.
Since 2019, I am member of the Hospital Infections Committee in my Institution.
Since 2018 I am Medical Guideline Director of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases.
Since 2017 I am member of the Ethical Committee of my Institution, as statistician.
I participate to many National and European clinical studies and projects. I coordinated projects on development of guidelines and other consensus documents. I act as reviewer for methodological and clinical journals, and for European projects under IMI-JU2 and WHRI. I am member of the European Society on Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, of the European Association for Health Information and Libraries (EAHIL) and of other Italian scientific societies.