Silvano Gallus (ScD in Computer Sciences, PhD in Public Health) leads the Laboratory of Lifestyle Epidemiology of Mario Negri Institute, Milan, Italy. In 2017-2021 he has been Honorary Associate Professor at the University of Nottingham, UK. During his 25-year career, Dr Gallus gained extensive experience in conducting independent research and collaborative work in the fields of epidemiology and public health. His main fields of interest include the epidemiology of tobacco use in Italy and Europe, including monitoring of tobacco use prevalence and trends in Italy, economics and determinants of tobacco initiation and cessation; the design, data managing and statistical analyses of case-control studies on the association between several risk factors (including in particular tobacco use, alcohol drinking, diet and obesity) and the risk of cancer, coronary heart disease and other chronic conditions, including tinnitus; the analyses of occupational cohort studies; the conduction and analysis of systematic reviews, meta-analyses and observational clinical studies. Dr Gallus is now focusing his research on the impact of the use of electronic cigarettes and heated tobacco products on tobacco control in Italy and Europe. He is associate editor of multiple journals, including Scientific Reports and Journal of Epidemiology. He is author/co-author of more than 410 papers, including more than 360 articles in peer-reviewed journals (h-index: 64 according to Scopus). For scientific merits, Dr. Gallus has received several awards, including the Ig-Nobel prize for medicine in 2019.
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