Giuseppe Ippolito serves as the Scientific Director (since 1998) of the National Institute for Infectious Diseases (INMI) “Lazzaro Spallanzani” in Rome, Italy, and Director (since 2009) of the WHO Collaborating Center for clinical care, diagnosis, response and training on Highly Infectious Diseases at INMI. He graduated in medicine (summa cum laude) in 1978, and in 1981, he obtained his specialty degree in infectious diseases (summa cum laude). In 1984, Ippolito obtained a second specialty degree in dermatology. He has also received an M.S. degree in organization and management of health institutions in 1997. In 1985, he joined the “Latium Region” Regional Authority as Head of the AIDS Epidemiology Unit. In 1990, Ippolito was appointed as Head of the AIDS Unit at INMI, and in 1993, he served as the Director of the AIDS Reference Center and the Unit for Infectious Diseases Epidemiology at the same institution. In 2000, he was appointed as the Director of the Department of Epidemiology and Preclinical Research. Over the years, Ippolito's research interests have been focusing on the surveillance and control of nosocomial and occupational infections; epidemiology and prevention of HIV, HBV, HCV, and tuberculosis; emerging ad re-emerging infections; biodefense, biosecurity, and biosafety; alert, preparedness, and response, outbreaks investigation, interventions in developing countries. He has published as main author more than 700 original publications, 326 papers indexed in the PubMed reaching in the period 1984–2012 (total IF of 1821,443, and 5912 citations in web of knowledge/science until December 2011) of which 221 in the period 2002–2011 (total IF 789.521, citations in web of knowledge/science 2089); additional 34 papers indexed in the PubMed (26 in the last 10 years) as member of collaborative study groups (total IF 256.248); 167 nonindexed peer-reviewed papers; 91 nonindexed reviews; 26 books and 31 books chapters; 44 other publications.
Biography Updated on 20 June 2012