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Luca Busani

Istituto Superiore di Sanità

Senior Researcher

Epidemiologist in the Department of Infectious Diseases (DMI), Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome. 
His main research activities are on epidemiology of zoonoses, with focus on the foodborne zoonoses. 
He works in cooperation with national and regional public health institutions for the evaluation of public health priorities in regards to foodborne zoonoses and risk assessment. He also works in cooperation with public health institutions and universities in developing training programs for public health professionals to provide them epidemiological knowledge and tools. 
He is the National Focal Point of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) since 2010, in charge of the promotion of cooperation and networking in the fields of the EFSA remit with national research and technical institutions. 
He is a recognized expert in field epidemiology and outbreak investigation, to support local health authorities in case of foodborne outbreaks. 
He is the scientific coordinator of the Istituto Superiore di Sanità “ISSalute” Portal (, an independent portal for the Italian citizens to provide them correct and scientifically based information about health topics.

Expert in EU twinning program on implementation of surveillance and control of zoonoses and animal diseases in Macedonia (Twinning project MK 12 IPA AG 01 2016: “Further development of Competent Authorities’ control systems to protect the human, animal and plant health”)

Contract Professor at the “Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore”, Rome, teaching “Pet Infectious Diseases: from Animals to Humans (Zoonoses)” in the integrated course of “Biopathology and introduction to medical therapy –III year” of the Medicine and Surgery faculty, academic years 2016/2017, 2017/2018 and 2018/2019.

He is involved in different Research projects funded by EU, Ministry of Health and Other bodies, mainly in the field of zoonoses, antimicrobial resistance and One Health. He is working with an international expert team to support WHO-FAO-OIE in the development of applicative guidelines for surveillance of zoonoses.