Founder of the first national research centre on gender health and medicine, she is Full Professor at the University of Padua, holding the Chair in Gender Medicine at the Department of Molecular Medicine, and Director of the General Medicine Unit at Padua Hospital. She is an elected member of the International Society of Gender Medicine’s Management Committee. Within the GMU she runs the Regional Centre on Gender Medicine. She was Associate Professor of Geriatrics and Gerontology at the Universities of Pavia and Padua from 1987 to 1995 and then Full Professor at Sassari from 1995 to 1999. She is the author of over 270 papers in national and international magazines, in addition to 5 books. She is a referee and member of the editorial board for many international magazines.