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About me

I am an Assistant Professor and Canada Research Chair in Communicable Disease Epidemiology in the School of Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Ottawa, as well as an Associate Scientist in the Clinical Epidemiology Program of the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI), a Member of the McGill International Tuberculosis Centre, and a Research Affiliate with the International Research Centre of Excellence/Institute of Human Virology Nigeria (IRCE/IHVN).

After receiving my medical degree (2011) and specializing in infectious and tropical diseases (2017) in Italy, I obtained a PhD in epidemiology from McGill University in 2021, followed by a postdoctoral research fellowship in the same university (2021-2022). 


My research interests span across various areas of infectious disease epidemiology of utmost global health relevance, with a special focus on four main themes: 1) Antibiotic prescribing and dispensing practices, particularly in resource-limited settings and with an emphasis on the primary level of care; 2) Tuberculosis prevention and care, focusing primarily on the most vulnerable populations; 3) Vaccine epidemiology, focusing on vaccine uptake and acceptability among adults, as well as on the impact of adult vaccination on healthcare utilization and medication use; 4) Best research practices, including the optimization of knowledge synthesis methods. I have written and contributed to more than 60 publications in peer-reviewed journals and can count on a large network of collaborators in Canada and internationally, both within and outside academia. By integrating a range of methodological approaches, I seek to generate new and timely evidence that will inform decision-making and help shape clinical and public health practice changes across the research areas mentioned above.


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