Dr. Francesca Lucaroni - L.O.C member

Francesca Lucaroni has the training and the expertise in Public Health and Epidemiology, with a background in different fields: environmental epidemiology, with specific regard to procedures of risk assessment and health impact assessment, geomapping, and the role of heavy metals as leading risk factors for human health; organization and administration of health services, in particular emergency departments; epidemiology of chronic disorders (e.g. anaemia, neurodegenerative disorders) and the role of inflammation in their pathogenesis.  

After the medical degree, she attended the specialty training program in Public Health at the University of Tor Vergata, Rome (2011-2016), with a thesis on Arsenic and type 2 diabetes: new data from a case-control study and from ten years of hospital records in Lazio Region, Central Italy. 

In 2016 she won a PhD studentship at the University of Tor Vergata, still ongoing, with a research project on the impact of heavy metals on human health: biomarkers, mode of action, related disease and prevention.

In 2018 she won a research grant at the University of Tor Vergata, still ongoing, on the Epidemiology of Information systems with a focus on geomapping methods. 

From 2011 to 2016 she had a significant work experience in Public Health fields and Epidemiology: training at clinical management office, San Giovanni Calibita  Isola Tiberina Hospital in Rome (2011-2013); Environmental Hygiene Laboratory, University Rome Tor Vergata (2013-2014); Department of Prevention, Local Health Unit “Roma B” (2014-2015); The National Institute of Health (Istituto Superiore di Sanità), Department of Infectious Disease (2015-2016).

Since 2011 she has developed a relevant tutoring and teaching experience in Public Health, Epidemiology and Health Management in the master course in physiotherapy on global postural reeducation at the University of Tor Vergata and in a number of university courses (nursing, obstetrics, biotechnology, medicine, dental hygiene).

She has the expertise in data analysis with statistical and epidemiological software (SPSS, STATA).

Francesca Lucaroni authored a number of publications, books and oral presentations, in particular in the field of environmental epidemiology.