Full Professor of Hygiene, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC) (Rome).
Chair, Mission Board for Cancer, European Commission (EC).
Chair, Scientific Committee of Human Technopole Foundation.
Chair, European Mission Board for vaccination.
Member, International Honorary Advisory Faculty of National Screening Advisory Committee, Ireland. Member, Scientific Advisory Board of Pan-European Commission on Health and Sustainable Development: Rethinking policy priorities in the light of pandemics - WHO.
Member, Scientific Board, Santé Publique France.
Ordinary member, Pontifical Academy for Life, Vatican.
Founder and Director, Osservatorio Nazionale sulla Salute nelle Regioni Italiane (since 2002).
Scientific Director, Istituti Clinici Scientifici Maugeri - IRCCS (2020-2023).
Scientific Advisor to the Italian Minister of Health for relationships with international health institutions for Covid-19 pandemic (2020-2022).
President, World Federation of Public Health Associations (WFPHA) (2020-2022).
Representative of Italy, Executive Council of WHO (2017-2020).
Director, Department of woman and child health and public health of Fondazione Policlinico Universitario Agostino Gemelli IRCCS - UCSC (January-December 2019).
Member, Expert Panel on Effective ways of investing in Health of EC (2013-2016 and 2016-2019). Commissioner (July 2014 - July 2015) and President (August 2015 - December 2018), Istituto Superiore di Sanità.
Member, Board of Directors of National Board of Medical Examiners, USA (2009- 2015).
Vice Dean, Faculty of Medicine, UCSC (2010-2014).
President, European Public Health Association (2003-2004 and 2010-2014).
Member (1999-2003) and Fellow (2003-2007), Faculty of Public Health Medicine of Royal Colleges of Physicians, UK.
Author of more than 400 scientific publications in impacted journals and 20 books and textbooks.
Responsible for undergraduate and postgraduate courses (Masters and International Courses). Editor of European Journal of Public Health, Oxford Handbook of Public Health Practice and founder of journal Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Public Health.
Hugh Levell Award of WFPHA, the world's highest award for career in Public Health (May 2023). BMA Medical Book Award for the best book in Public Health, 2015, UK.
Takamine Prize, 2015, Japan.
Edithe J. Levit Award, 2015, USA.
Laurea Honoris Causa at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, USA for his contribution to the development of World Public Health, May 2019.
“Commendatore” of the Italian Republic by Decree of the President of the Republic, June 2017.