I. Annesi Maesano, a respiratory epidemiologist by training, was initially educated in medicine and physics. Maesano is presently the Director of the Department of Epidemiology of Allergic and Respiratory Diseases (EPAR) of UMR-S 707 (http://www.epar.fr/) at the French NIH (INSERM) and University Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris, France. Ongoing studies lead by Maesano deal with the effects of environment (air pollution) on allergic and respiratory diseases in urban and rural settings, taking the lifespan into account. She works on respiratory health effects of climate change and wildfires, and she collaborates in several international projects. Maesano is Professor of environmental epidemiology (M.S. level) at the University Pierre and Marie Curie and of Respiratory Epidemiology (Ph.D. level) at the same university. She is also Director of Ph.D. and M.S. students. She is involved in the Environmental and Health Committee of the European Respiratory Society. She is the Secretary of the Interest Group Aerobiology and Air Pollution of the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. Previously she held official positions in the ERS and the International Union Against Tuberculoses and Lung Diseases. She received two National Research Awards on Epidemiology and one from the Medical Research Council, UK. Maesano has published almost 200 international articles and book chapters and serves as a consultant for many national and international institutions such as WHO, EC, and Sociétés Savantes. She serves also as Associate Editor of the editorial boards of the European Respiratory Journal, International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, BMC Public Health, Therapeutic Advances in Respiratory Disease, Respiratory Multidisciplinary Review, and, at the national level, La lettre du pneumologue. She has previously served as Associate Editor of Allergy.
Biography Updated on 18 January 2011