Health economist and sociologist, Professor of health communication and economics at University of Lugano ( from 2000 to 2012 ) and Visiting Professor of health economics at University of Lausanne ( from 1997 to 2011 ). He was for 37 years Director of the Cantonal Health Office (Sezione Sanitaria) of the Canton of Ticino (Switzerland) and member of various task-forces, commissions, scientific committees and consensus conferences at cantonal, national and international levels, temporary consultant of WHO Regional Office for Europe and of Council of Europe. He was also Director from 1992 to 2007 of the Summer School in Health Administration and Management co-sponsored by the University of Montréal. He has directed 14 cooperation projects mandated by the Swiss Development and Cooperation Agency and the Swiss Federal Office of Statistics in Albania, Rumania , Bulgaria and Moldova ( training courses in health service economics and management / public health, statistics and health policy expertise ).
- Equità nell´accesso ai servizi sanitari;
- Futuro dei sistemi sanitari;
- Salute e lavoro;
- Diagnosi precoce e screening;
- Progetto FNRS n. 105211 - 118049 2008) "ABID2: Applying Biometrics to Identify Documents"