Licia Iacoviello MD, PhD, full Professor of Hygiene and Public Health at the LUM University, Casamassima (BA), directs the Department of Epidemiology and Prevention of IRCCS Neuromed, Pozzilli (IS) and its Center for Big data and Personalised Health, Neurobiotech, Caserta.

She has been working on the impact of genes and environment and their interaction on cardiovascular risk and on the role of dietary habits in the development of metabolic disorder and chronic degenerative diseases.

Since 2005 she is coordinating the Moli-sani Study, a large population-based cohort study involving over 24,000 adult people in Southern-Italy, in order to assess risk factors related to lifestyle (notably dietary habits) and genetics for chronic-degenerative and metabolic diseases and from 2018, the PLATONE Study a clinical research network for Big-data, machine Learning and personalized health.

In the last 20 years her activity has been mainly devoted to provide scientific bases to the healthy effect of the Mediterranean diet and to understand the determinants of Mediterranean diet adhesion.

Licia Iacoviello has published over 560 scientific articles in international “peer reviewed” journals. She has been listed by in the Top Italian Scientists and in the World’s top 2% scientists.