Agenzia Sanitaria e Sociale Regionale
Viale Aldo Moro, 21
Biographical Sketch: Dr. Maria Luisa Moro –- 55
Head of the Infectious Risk Unit – Agenzia Sanitaria e Sociale Regione Emilia-Romagna
° 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)
° 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.