Maria Luisa Moro, MD

Agenzia Sanitaria e Sociale Regionale
Viale Aldo Moro, 21
Bologna Italy

Biographical Sketch:
Dr. Maria Luisa Moro –- 55 Current position: Head of the Infectious Risk Unit – Agenzia Sanitaria e Sociale Regione Emilia-Romagna Education: ° Master Degree in Medicine and Surgery; Specialization Degrees in Internal Medicine and in Hygiene and Preventive Medicine; ° Specialization Diploma in Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Professional experience and qualification: ° Researcher at the Infectious Disease Unit-Epidemiology Department – Istituto Superiore di Sanità (Italian National Health Institute) (1982-2001) ° Head of the Infectious Risk Unit – Agenzia Sanitaria e Sociale Regione Emilia-Romagna (2001- until now) Research/Scientific expertise: ° The main research areas of interest have been the epidemiology of infectious disease, particularly healthcare associated infections, antimicrobial resistance, tuberculosis, and other emerging and re-emerging diseases (SARS, Chikungunya infections, West Nile disease). ° Specific research activities related to Healthcare associated infections: a. planning and scientific coordination of several multicenter studies in Italy: first national prevalence survey, multicenter studies in intensive care units, neonatal intensive care units, surgical patients, patients in long term care facilities; coordination of the Italian National Campaign “Clean care is safer care” and coordination of the national healthcare associated infections surveillance systems; implementation of the first Italian surveillance system on antimicrobial resistance; b. participation to several European projects and Scientific coordinator of WP7 “Feasibility study of surveillance of HAI in European nursing homes” within the IPSE Project “Improving Patient Safety in Europe”. ° Member of several national and European commissions and scientific director of more than 25 research projects funded by national and European institutions. ° Scientific publications: > 140 original papers (of which 70 indexed on PubMed), > 50 books or book chapters, > 100 meeting abstracts.