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Structure Department of Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Sciences
Qualification Professore ordinario
Scientific sector MED/01 - MEDICAL STATISTICS
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Office hours
Ufficio, via Loredan 18 Si richiede la definizione di un appuntamento via email o telefono
(updated on 15/07/2013 06:28)

Proposals for thesis
I'm very happy to work with students in research projects. Most of the work done for the thesis with me is publication-oriented.
Students are welcome to contact me for an informal discussion on potential themes for the thesis.

Curriculum Vitae
Current Position
Associated Professor, Medical Statistics (MED/01)
Head, Unit of Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Public Health,
Department of Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Sciences
University of Padova, Via Loredan 18, 35121, Padova, Italy,

1995 PhD in Applied Statistics, University of Firenze
1994 Master of Arts in Statistics, Pennsylvania State University, USA
1990 Bachelor of Arts in Economic Policy Sciences, University of Trieste

Academic CV
2008-2010 Associated Professor, Medical Statistics (MED 01), Laboratories of Epidemiological Methods and Biostatistics, Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health, University of Padova
2002-2008 Associated Professor in Medical Statistics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Torino
1997-2001 Assistant Professor in Statistics for Experimental Research and Technology (SECS/S02), Faculty of Economics, University of Trieste
1995-1996 Research Associate, Centre for Ecological Statistics, Pennsylvania State University

2006 International Prize, International Society of Children and Adolescent Injury Prevention (ISCAIP), best contribution
1998 Royal Statistical Society Award
1995 American Statistical Association, Public Health Section, Young researcher award
1994 Institute of Mathematical Statistical, Young researcher award

Institutional activities
2006 - today Regional (European) Representative and Board member of the International Society of Children and Adolescent Injury Prevention (ISCAIP)
2005 - 2010 Board member and treasurer of the Italian Society of Medical Statistics and Clinical Epidemiology
2005 - today SISMEC-AIFA (Italian Agency Drugs) coordinator for the Biostatisticians in the Ethical Committees Group
1997 – today Biostatistician in the Ethical Committee of Udine Hospital and Gorizia Hospital

Main latest research projects
2010 - 2012 Italy-Argentina Research Excellence Grant, CONACYT and Italian Ministry Foreign Affairs
2010 - 2012 University of Padova Special Grant on “Cost-benefit analysis of high cost oncologic drugs in the Veneto Region”
2005 - 2010 European coordinator in "Susy Safe phase II project” (Surveillance System on Suffocation Injuries Due to Foreign Bodies in European Children) funded by the European Commission, DGSANCO, Consumer Affairs Directorate.
2007 - 2008 National coordinator for the project “NEBICE- Network dei Biostatistici dei Comitati Etici”, funded from AIFA and SISMEC.
2007 - 2009 Collaborating unit responsible in AIFA national’s “Assessing the risk/benefit profile of biphosphonates therapy in secondary prevention of osteoporotic fractures: results from a retrospective color study with regional claim databases”.
2008 Annual project funded by Piemonte region “Evaluation of the economic impact of drugs’s adverse effects on Piemonte’s health service”.
2007 Annual project funded by Piemonte region “ORL surgery: impact on patients according to indirect costs and life’s quality”.

Research areas
As a statistician working in the field of clinical and epidemiological research, I've been involved in a lot of research projects. In clinical research, I'm working since several years in the cardiovascular field and in the hospital infection control. Still some work was also done in oncology, ophthalmology, dentistry and pediatric research. In epidemiological research I'm working on injury prevention, in particular I'm leading the European project "Susy Safe", a registry of choking injuries in children and on obesity and nutrition-related issues.

My statistical interests are currently (i) correlated data modeling, (ii) competing risk (iii) clinical data-mining (iv) statistical models for health economic analysis and (v) risk assessment models.

Bibliometrics and brief main publication records

Overall number of papers: 315
Number of papers indexed in SCOPUS/ISI Web of Sciences: 243
Year of first publication: 1994
Number of papers in the last 10 years: 216
Total number of citations: 2463
H-index: 25

A list of my publications can be found here:

List of taught course units in A.Y. 2018/19
Degree course code (?) Degree course track Course unit code Course unit name Credits Year Period Lang. Teacher in charge
ME1867 COMMON MEP5071898 8 2nd Year First
ME1867 COMMON MEO2043337 3 2nd Year Second
ME1867 COMMON MEO2044440 9 2nd Year First
ME1853 COMMON MEN1033420 8 1st Year First