Degree in Medicine at the University of Rome “La Sapienza” in 2010 with a thesis entitled “Clinical and laboratory observations on 58 cases of infectious endocarditis”.
PhD in Infectious Sciences at the same university in 2015, with a thesis entitled “Elaboration of intensified tuberculosis case-finding methods through the use of molecular tests in HIV + patients in Mozambique”.
Subsequently, he worked as attached researcher at the Department of Biomedicine and Prevention of the University of Rome Torvergata.
His primary focuses are on clinical, social and management aspects HIV/AIDS services, tuberculosis and other major diseases in African contexts.
He has authored several publications in international journals on: innovative diagnostic methods for TB in patients with HIV, management and organization of African health services to maximize the retention of HIV patients, epidemiology and prevention of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in limited resources countries, aspects of health economics in the African context.
He is also collaborating with the Community of Sant’Egidio for the design, implementation and monitoring of health projects in Africa in collaboration with various international cooperation agencies, UNICEF, WHO and World Food Program.
For two years he held the course of Health Statistics for the health professions at Centro di Formazione e di Studi Sanitari “Padre Luigi Monti”, in agreement with the University of Rome “Tor Vergata.
He has also participated in several international conferences on the subjects of global health and the fight against HIV infection.
His professional activity led him to visit and work in numerous African countries (Mozambique, Swaziland, Malawi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Republic of Guinea, South Africa, Kenya) in close contact with local professionals and national health institutions.