Hygiene and Public Health

Hygiene and Public Health

Headquarters:  Edificio di Igiene Via Loredan 18 – 35131 Padova

Chief: Prof Vincenzo Baldo

Secretary: 049 8275407

FIORINDO NATALINA 049 8275388 - natalina.fiorindo@unipd.it


Hospital epidemiology; planning, programming, and evaluation of health services; environmental surveillance and infectious disease surveillance. Planning and implementation of ad hoc surveys in direct collaboration with the Hospital Health Directorate.  Analysis of appropriateness in health care delivery by means of indicators and models based on routine administrative data.

Epidemiologic coordination for Vaccine-Preventable Diseases, in particular for Invasive Bacterial Diseases (IBDs).


Research activities, both basic and applied, mainly focus on Hygiene and Public Health-related topics, in particular on the epidemiology and prophylaxis of communicable and noncommunicable diseases (NCDs).

Epidemiology and prophylaxis of infectious diseases: seroepidemiological investigations on poliovirus, hepatitis viruses, influenza viruses, Invasive Bacterial Diseases (IBDs), TBE, tuberculosis; studies on reactogenicity, immunogenicity and efficacy of various types of vaccine; infection risk assessment in hospital settings.

Epidemiological characteristics and identification of risk factors for noncommunicable diseases.

Health and economic impact analysis in the field of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs).

Socio-behavioural evaluative epidemiology: accident-related diseases, impact of modifiable behavioural risk factors, assessment of quality of life in the elderly. Assessment of lifestyle-related risk factors in children and adolescents and evaluation of health promotion interventions for young people.

Implementation of projects for the purpose of specific experimental investigations: analyses, controls and tests on materials, devices, and equipment.


Use of complex systems for health source analysis. 

Models for healthcare performance evaluation.

Models for evaluation of lifestyles and health promotion interventions.

Specific laboratory analyses on human and environmental matrices for epidemiological studies: seroepidemiology and studies on transmission of microbiological agents.

Cultural and biomolecular analyses on human and environmental matrices.