Walter Ricciardi

Chair, Horizon Europe Cancer Mission Board

Panel Discussion – Revolution in the EU’s cancer approach? – Unpacking Europe’s beating cancer plan

Walter Ricciardi is professor of hygiene and public health at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, coordinator of the Scientific Advisory Board of Human Technopole Foundation, president of Mission Board for Cancer of European Commission, president elect of the World Federation of Public Health Associations (WFPHA), Italian Representative in the Executive Board of World Health Organisation and Scientific Advisor to the Italian Minister of Health for the coronavirus pandemia. He was head of Department of Woman and Child Health and Public Health of Fondazione Policlinico Universitario Agostino Gemelli IRCCS – Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in 2019. He has also been principal investigator of EC Grant “TO REACH” the first health services and health systems research programme funded by European Commission, since 2016. Ricciardi held a position of president of Istituto Superiore di Sanità (Italian National Institute of Health) from 2015 to 2018 and its Commissioner from July 2014 to July 2015.

Member of the Expert Panel on effective ways of investing in Health (European Commission, DG – SANTE) for two three-year mandates from 2013 to 2019.

He has been president elect of European Public Health Association (EUPHA) from 2010 to 2014; since 2014 he is past president of EUPHA.

Ricciardi also manages several undergraduate and postgraduate teaching activities.