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Dr Roberta Villa

Dr Roberta Villa

Medical doctor, Freelance Health Journalist and Science Writer

Roberta Villa had been contributing to main Italian magazines and newspapers, such as Corriere della Sera, for more than 25 years. Since 2012, she has also been working on EU-funded projects about preparedness and response to infectious threats, especially by communication and involvement of the public. She is currently a research fellow involved in QUEST (Quality and Efficacy of Science Communication in Europe) at Ca’Foscari University in Venice.

She has been member of the strategic nucleus within the Italian National Immunization Technical Advisory Group and of the Government Task Force against fake news online about Covid-19, and contributes to the website “Dottore, ma è vero che…” for the Federation of Italian Medical Associations (FNOMCeO).

Author of “Acqua sporca” (Zadig, 2014), with Antonino Michienzi, on the Stamina affair, of “Vaccini, il diritto di non avere paura” (Corriere della Sera, 2017; Pensiero scientifico, 2019) and, with Silvio Garattini, of “Il Guerriero Gentile” (Solferino, 2019), she is also very active in health and science communication on new social media (YouTube, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter).

She is speaker, moderator or teacher at conferences, round tables and courses targeted to scientists, doctors, journalists and students.