Pier Luigi Lopalco

  • Board Member

Pier Luigi Lopalco, MD, Full Professor of Hygiene and Preventive Medicine at the University of Pisa (Italy). He started his academic career in January 2000 as Researcher at University of Foggia. In December 2001 he got a position as Associate Professor at University of Bari. Between 2005 and 2015 he joined the ECDC, where has been Head of the Vaccine Preventable Disease Programme. During that period he has contributed to strengthening European collaboration in the field of vaccination programmes and produced several guidance documents to support the decision making process for introduction of new vaccines at national level. Since October 2015 he took back his position in the Italian University, moving to Pisa in April 2016, where he is teaching Epidemiological Methods and Public Health at the School of Medicine. His research activity has been focused on infectious disease epidemiology and prevention. He is co-author of more than 120 scientific articles in peer reviewed journals. He has co-authored a chapter in the textbook Vaccines 6th Edition by Plotkin S., Orenstein W., and Offit P. He is also author of a texbook [in Italian] of epidemiological methods: Epidemiologia Facile, Pensiero Scientifico Editore, Roma

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