Researcher at the National Institute of Health in Rome since 2002, her areas of work are public health research and interventions, applied epidemiology, qualitative and mixed-method research, interventions planning and evaluation, health promotion and community participation, training and communication planning.
Born in 1965, she graduated as a Midwife (University of Modena, 1986, University of Rome Tor Vergata, 2003), she has a MSc, as a pedagogist, in Adult Education and Lifelong Learning (Roma Tre University, 2008), a DU in Santé Publique et Communautaire (Ecole Nationale de Santé Publique, Nancy, 2000) and a PhD in Promotion of Human and Environmental Health (University of Siena, 2013).
She is a Rogersian counselor (2010) and lactation consultant IBCLC (2003).
She worked for many years international cooperation programs in West Africa, where she developed a passion for public health.
She is involved as researcher and scientific coordinator, at national and international level, on various topics, including maternal and child health, nutrition in the first 1000 days of life, prevention of chronic non-communicable diseases and health promotion humanitarian emergencies and natural disasters, migrations and inequalities.
She has coordinated Masters in Applied Epidemiology and Population Health and is a contracted University professor.
Member of scientific committees and author of numerous publications, reports and lectures at courses and conferences.
As a citizen, she is an active member of the gender equality movement SeNonOraQuando at the National Institute of Health.
She is a working mother and she lives in Rome with her family.