Editorial introductions : Current Opinion in Epidemiology and Public Health

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Editor(s): Boffetta, Paolo; Boccia, Stefania; Godono, Alessandro; Caraballo-Arias, Yohama

Current Opinion in Epidemiology and Public Health 1(1):p ii-iii, November 2022. | DOI: 10.1097/PXH.0000000000000004
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Current Opinion in Epidemiology and Public Health is a newly launched journal that joins a successful series of review journals whose unique format is designed to provide a systematic and critical assessment of the literature as presented in the many primary journals. The field of epidemiology and public health is divided into a number of sections that are each reviewed once a year. Each section is assigned one to two Section Editors who are leading authorities in the area, who identify the most important topics at that time. Here we are pleased to introduce the Journal's Editors and Section Editors for this issue.


Paolo Boffetta

Paolo Boffetta

Dr Boffetta graduated in medicine from the University of Turin, Italy, and obtained a master's in public health from Columbia University, USA. He has worked at the American Cancer Society in New York, USA, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (World Health Organization) in Lyon, France, the German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg, Germany, and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, USA. He is currently Professor at Stony Brook University, USA, and at the University of Bologna, Italy. He holds adjunct professorship at several other universities, including Harvard, USA, and Vanderbilt, USA.

Dr Boffetta's main fields of research are cancer epidemiology and cancer prevention, with emphasis environmental exposure and personal behaviours, gene-environment interactions, molecular epidemiology and evidence integration. He has edited 15 books and published over 1,400 scientific publications. His h-index is 137 (Scopus) or 178 (Google Scholar). He has been continuously funded as Principal Investigator for more than 30 years from public agencies, including the National Institutes of Health, USA, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA, and the European Commission. He has chaired and has been member of numerous committees and review panels for national and international agencies. He has established and coordinated international consortia in cancer epidemiology and prevention, including ILCCO (lung cancer), INHANCE (head and neck cancer), PANC4 (pancreatic cancer), ACC (Asia Cohort Consortium), StoP (stomach cancer), and ILCEC (liver cancer).

Stefania Boccia

Stefania Boccia

Stefania Boccia is Full Professor of Hygiene, Preventive Medicine and Public Health at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC) in Rome, Italy, and Research Director for Policlinico Universitario Fondazione Agostino Gemelli (IRCCS FPG), Italy. She is the President of the European Public Health Epidemiology Section of the European Public Health Association (EUPHA), Associate Editor of European Journal of Epidemiology and European Journal of Public Health, Member of the Advisory Board of the Lancet Regional Health, Europe. She currently coordinates the EU-funded projects “European network staff exchange for integrating precision health in the health care systems” (ExACT) and “A personalized prevention roadmap for the future healthcare” (PROPHET). She has an h-index of 51 and 8799 citations as of September 2022.


Alessandro Godono

Alessandro Godono

Dr Alessandro Godono is an occupational physician who graduated in medicine and surgery at the University of Torino, Italy, in 2017. Since 2022, he is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Sciences of Public Health and Paediatrics of University of Torino.

He developed a relevant clinical background by working for more than a year in a high-intensity ward during the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequently engaging in vaccination and counselling activities.

Dr Godono's main research and clinical interests are in the epidemiological and occupational fields with a special focus in occupational cancers and health prevention and promotion in the workplace. He has authored and co-authored more than 20 peer-reviewed articles in international journals.

Yohama Caraballo-Arias

Yohama Caraballo-Arias

Dr Yohama Caraballo-Arias is an occupational physician, lecturer, writer, and a former associate professor at Universidad Central de Venezuela (UCV), Venezuela. Currently, she is a researcher at the University of Bologna, Italy. Dr Yohama is a member of the Learning and Development on Occupational Health (LDOH), a charity foundation in the Netherlands that supports professionals all over the world through developing and disseminating excellent quality educational material on occupational safety and health. She is a scientific advisor of the Direct Education Programs Oversight Committee and President of the International Component of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM); she is also the Venezuelan delegate of the International Occupational Medicine Society Collaborative (IOMSC), and the Venezuelan National Secretary of the International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH), the largest organization of occupational health of the world recognized by the United Nations. Dr Yohama's main interest is to enhance health and wellbeing at work driven by evidence-based medicine and international collaboration and spreading the message through social media.

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