Short CV/Education and training

  • 1997
    Degree in Biological Sciences, University La Sapienza, Rome

  • 2002
    Degree of Specialist in Clinical Pathology, University La Sapienza, Rome

  • 2006
    Doctor of Science in Genetic Epidemiology, Public Health and Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

  • 2006
    Master of Science in Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome

  • 2009
    Ph.D. in Genetic Epidemiology, Public Health and Epidemiology, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

  • 2002 – 2012
    Assistant Professor, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome

  • since 2002
    Head of Genetic Epidemiology and Public Health Genomics Unit, Section of Hygiene, Institute of Public Health, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome

  • since 2011
    Scientific Advisor, IRCCS San Raffaele Pisana, Roma

  • since 2011
    Editor in Chief Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Public Health, PREX, Spa

  • since 2013
    Associate Editor: European Journal of Public Health

Selected publications

  • Boccia S, Mc Kee M, Adany R, Boffetta P, Burton H, Cambon-Thomsen A, Cornel MC, Gray M, Jani A, Maria Knoppers B, Khoury MJ, Meslin EM, Van Duijn CM, Villari P, Zimmern R, Cesario A, Puggina A, Colotto M, Ricciardi W. Beyond public health genomics: proposals from an international working group. European Journal of Public Health. 2014 Aug 27. pii: cku142. [Epub ahead of print] (IF 2.459)

  • Schully SD, Lam TK, Dotson WD, Chang CQ, Aronson N, Birkeland ML, Brewster SJ, Boccia S, Buchanan AH, Calonge N, Calzone K, Djulbegovic B, Goddard KA, Klein RD, Klein TE, Lau J, Long R, Lyman GH, Morgan RL, Palmer CG, Relling MV, Rubinstein WS, Swen JJ, Terry SF, Williams MS, Khoury MJ. Evidence synthesis and guideline development in genomic medicine: current status and future prospects. Genetics in Medicine 2014 Jun 19. doi: 10.1038/gim.2014.69. [Epub ahead of print] (IF 6.435)

  • Galeone C, Edefonti V, Parpinel M, Leoncini E, Matsuo, Keitaro; Talamini, Renato; Olshan, Andrew F, Zevallos Jose P, Winn D M Jayaprakash V, Moysich K, Zhang ZF, Morgenstern H, Levi F, Bosetti C, Kelsey K, McClean M, Schantz S, Yu GP, Boffetta P, Amy Lee YC, Hashibe M, La Vecchia C, Boccia S. Folate intake and the risk of oral cavity and pharyngeal cancer: a pooled analysis within the INHANCE Consortium. International Journal of Cancer 2014 Jun 26 doi: 10.1002/ijc.29044 [Epub ahead of print] (IF 5.007)

  • Pelucchi C, Lunet N, Boccia S, Zuo-Feng Zhang, Praud D, Boffetta P, Levi F, Matsuo K, Ito H, Hu J, Johnson KC, Ferraroni M, Guo-Pei Yu , Peleteiro B, Malekzadeh R, Derakhshan MH, Ye W, Zaridze D, Maximovitch D, Aragonés N, Martín V, Pakseresht M, Pourfarzi F, Bellavia A, Orsini N, Wolk A, Mu L, Arzani D, Lagiou P, Trichopoulos D, Muscat J, La Vecchia C, Negri E. The Stomach Cancer Pooling (STOP) Project: study design and presentation. European Journal of Cancer Prevention 2014 Feb 20. [Epub ahead of print] (IF 2.764)

  • Posteraro B, Pastorino R, Di Giannantonio P, Ianuale C, Amore R, Ricciardi W, Boccia S. The link between genetic variation and variability in vaccine responses: Systematic review and meta-analyses. Vaccine. 2014 Feb 7. pii: S0264-410X(14)00109-1. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2014.01.057 (IF 3.485)

  • La Vecchia C, Boccia S. Oral contraceptives, HPV and cervical cancer. European Journal of Cancer Prevention. European Journal of Cancer Prevention 2014;23:110?112 (IF 2.764)

  • Leoncini E, Ricciardi W, Cadoni G, Arzani D, Petrelli L, Paludetti G, Brennan P, Luce D, Stucker I, Matsuo K, Renato Talamini R, La Vecchia C, Olshan AF, Winn DM, Herrero R, Franceschi S, Castellsague X, Muscat J, Morgenstern H, Zhang ZF, Levi F, Dal Maso L, Kelsey K, McClean M, Vaughan TL, Lazarus F, Purdue MP, Hayes RB, Chen C , Schwartz SM, Shangina O, Koifman S, Ahrens W, Matos E, Lagiou P, Lissowska J, Szeszenia-Dabrowska N, Fernandez L, Menezes A, Agudo A, Daudt AW, Richiardi L, Kjaerheim K, Mates D, Betka J, Yu GP, Schantz S, Simonato L, Brenner H, Conway DI, Macfarlane TV, Thomson P, Fabianova E, Znaor A, Rudnai P, Healy C, Boffetta P, Chuang SC, Lee YC, Hashibe M, Boccia S. Adult height and head and neck cancer: a pooled analysis within the INHANCE Consortium. European Journal of Epidemiology 2014 Jan;29(1):35-48. doi: 10.1007/s10654-013-9863-2. (IF 5.147)

  • Simone B, Mazzucco W, Gualano MR, Agodi A, Coviello D, Dagna Bricarelli F, Dallapiccola B, Di Maria E, Federici A, Genuardi M, Varesco L, Ricciardi W, Boccia S, for the GENISAP Network. The policy of public health genomics in Italy. Health Policy 2013;110(2-3):214-9 (IF. 1.725)

  • Fears R, Volker ter Meulen for the EASAC?FEAM Working Group Participants in the Working Group were: Stefania Boccia, Martina Cornel, Marc Delpech, Anne De Paepe, Xavier Estivill, Mats Hansson, Katia Karalis, Andres Metspalu, Markus Nöthen, Peter Propping, Jorge Sequeiros, Ron Zimmern. The perspective from EASAC and FEAM on direct-to-consumer genetic testing for health-related purposes. European Journal of Human Genetics 2013;21(7):703-7. doi: 10.1038/ejhg.2012.238. (IF. 4.522)

  • Simone B, De Feo E, Nicolotti N, Ricciardi W, Boccia S. Methodological quality of English language genetic guidelines on hereditary breast cancer screening and management: an evaluation using the AGREE instrument. BMC Medicine 2012;10(1):143. (IF 6.035) doi:10.1186/1741-7015-10-143.

  • Boccia S. Why is personalized medicine relevant to public health? European Journal of Public Health 2014; 24 (3): 349-350 doi:10.1093/eurpub/cku030 (editoriale)


Selected projects

  • Principal Investigator of a unit inside the multicentrice project funded by Italian Ministry of Health: Genetic and Lifestyle Factors in gastric cancer epidemiology: enhancing research through the establishment of an international consortium, 2014-2016

  • Principal Investigator of the project funded by Fondazione Veronesi: "The role of microRNA (miRNA), lifestyle factors, and their interaction in Head and Neck Cancer (HNC) risk and prognosis in elderly and young adults", 2013-2015

  • Principal Investigator of the project funded by AIRC (Associazione Italiana Ricerca sul Cancro): "The role of microRNA (miRNA), lifestyle factors, and their interaction in Head and Neck Cancer(HNC) risk and prognosis", 2013-2016

  • Principal Investigator of a Unit inside the multicentric project funded by the Italian Ministry of Health (CCM 2013) on: "Polypharmacy: analysis of the phenomenon and evaluation and development of a management model to reduce the impact on the prognosis in elderly patients with cancer chemotherapy candidates", 2014-2016

  • Principal Investigator of a Unit inside the multicentric project funded by the Italian Ministry of Health (CCM 2012) on: "Optimization of complex patient management in the territory: a platform of Integrated Care", 2012-2014

  • Principal Investigator of a Unit inside the multicentric project funded by the Italian Ministry of Health (CCM 2011) on "The economic impact of genetic testing in the National Health Service (NHS): evaluation of diagnostic and care, estimates of cost-effectiveness and cost-utility analysis and health policy at European level", 2012-2014

  • Scientific Coordinator of the project funded by the Italian Ministry of Health (CCM 2011) on "Predictive genomic tests: census in some Italian regions for the establishment of a register of supply, and promotion of training for doctors", 2012-2014

  • Coordinator of the "Personalized PREvention of Chronic Diseases (PRECeDI)" project,funded by the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (Horizon 2020), RISE project – Marie Curie Actions, 2014-2017

  • Partner of the JPI (Joint Programme Initiative) for the project: "Determinants of Diet and Physical Activity; Knowledge Hub to integrate and develop infrastructure for research across Europe" (DEDIPAC KH, Coordinator Prof. Johannes Brug, VU University Medical Center, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, Amsterdam, The Netherlands), 2013-2016

  • Delegate of the Ministry of Health as a representative within the EU project "Personalized Medicine 2020 and beyond- Preparing Europe for leading the global way" (PerMed) funded by FP7, since 2013

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the Expertise Panel of the European Science Foundation (ESF), "Personalised Medicine for the European citizen", 2012

  • Member of the Steering Committee of the Swiss National Initiative on Healthy Food and Sustainable Food Production (Swiss National Foundation), 2012-2015

  • Member of the working group on Direct-to-Consumer genetic testing within a EASAC-FEAM(European Academies Science Advisory Council- Federation of the European Academies of Medicine), project funded by IAP (global network of the world's science accademie), 2011

  • National Secretary of the Italian Society of Hygiene and Preventive Medicine (SItI), since 2014

  • Coordinator of the National Working Group for Public Health Genomics inside the Italian, Society of Hygiene and Preventive Medicine (SItI), since 2014

  • Member of the Working Group in the area of clinical risk for the Latium Region (working group Coordination for Health Care Associated Infections), since 2014

  • Representative of the Faculty of Medicinel on the Board of Directors of the Hospital University "A. Gemelli", Rome, Italy, 2013-2016

  • Member of the Steering Committee of the Stomach Cancer Pooling (StoP) Project,since 2013 http://ecpo.org/

  • Director of the Health Technology Assessment Unit, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy, since 2012

  • Member of the Board of SItI, Società Italiana di Igiene _ Medicina Preventiva e Sanità Pubblica, Regione Lazio, Italy, since 2012

  • Deputy Director of the Section of Hygiene – Institute of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy, (2012/2014)

  • Member of the Evaluation Committee for the "Essential Assistance Levels ", Italian Ministry of Health, 2011-2012

  • Member of the International Head and Neck Cancer Epidemiology (INHANCE) Consortium, Coordinator Paolo Boffetta (Mount Sinai University, NY), since 2007, http://www.inhance.utah.edu

  • Coordinator of the Italian Network for Public Health Genomics (GENISAP), since 2007

Additional qualifications

  • National scientific qualification to function as Full Professor in Italian Universities (21 Jan 2014)

  • Director of Section of Hygiene, Institute of Public Health – Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome

  • Director of the Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Research Center, Section of Hygiene, Institute of Public Health, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome


Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Other activities and achievements/family

  • 2 kids (in 2008 and 2010)


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