Walter Ricciardi

Walter Ricciardi

Full Professor of Hygiene at the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Rome. He was Chairman (formerly Vice-Chairman) of the Mission Board for Cancer, one of the five main research and innovation missions of the European Commission’s Horizon Europe programme. In May 2019 he received a degree honoris causa from Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, USA. In May 2018 he was elected President of the World Federation of Public Health Associations (WFPHA) by the General Assembly of WFPHA. In November 2017 he was appointed as Italian representative to the Executive Board of the World Health Organization. He is a member of the Management Committee of the Centre for Research and Studies on Global Health at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Rome. He is Editor of the European Journal of Public Health, the Oxford Handbook of Public Health Practice and Founding Editor of the Italian journal Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Public Health. His latest books include La battaglia per la Salute (Laterza 2019)

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