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IRFMN Team member
Head of the Laboratory of Lifestyle Epidemiology
In 1999, Silvano Gallus obtained the Degree of Doctor in Computer Science from the University of Milan, Italy. Since 1997, Dr. Gallus has been a researcher at the former Department of Epidemiology of IRFMN. In 2006 he was promoted as head of the Unit of “Epidemiology for Clinical Research” and in 2017 as head of the Laboratory of Lifestyle Epidemiology within the Department of Environmental Health Sciences of IRFMN. In 2017 he was also selected as Honorary Associate Professor, School of Medicine, University of Nottingham, UK. In 21 years of experience in the field of epidemiology, Dr. Gallus has gained wide knowledge and expertise in epidemiology, public health, biostatistics and computation. Since 2001, Dr. Gallus is responsible for the epidemiology of tobacco smoking in IRFMN. He has therefore dealt with the monitoring of smoking prevalence and trends, their determinants and strategies to control tobacco in Italy and Europe. Moreover, he participated as Principal Investigator or Work-Package leader in various national and international projects, including at least three collaborative projects on tobacco smoking and second-hand smoke, supported by the European Commission. The productivity of Dr Gallus’ research is documented by the publication of more than 250 publications, including more than 235 papers (h-index: 41 according to ISI web of knowledge) published in peer-reviewed journals.