My main area of research is pharmacoepidemiology, oriented to describe the beneficial and harmful effects of psychotropic drugs in ordinary practice; randomized controlled trials, oriented to assess the efficacy and tolerability profile of psychotropic drugs in experimental conditions; systematic reviews, oriented to summarize clinical trial findings using meta-analytical techniques, the production of evidence based guidelines, covering the pathway from knowledge production to knowledge uptake in clinical practice.

Main ongoing project: Pharmacological and psychosocial treatments for obsessive-compulsive disorder in adults: development of a database of randomized controlled trials and network meta-analysis

01/09/2021 – current
Post-doc Research Fellow
Evidence Synthesis Methods Research Group, Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Bern, Switzerland.
Head: Georgia Salanti

01/10/2020 – 30/08/2021
Post-doc Research Fellow
WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Mental Health and Service Evaluation. Department of Neuroscience, Biomedicine and Movement Sciences, Section of Psychiatry, University of Verona, Italy .
Head: Professor Corrado Barbui

01/10/2019 – 7/09/2020
Visiting Research Fellow
Department of Psychiatry, The Zucker Hillside Hospital, Northwell Health System, Glen Oaks, NY, USA, affiliated with the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, Hempstead, NY, USA.
Supervisor: Prof. Christoph U. Correll

01/10/2016 – 30/03/2017
Visiting Research Fellow
Queen Mary University of London, Unit For Social And Community Psychiatry- WHO Collaborating Centre For Mental Health Services Development, London (United Kingdom).
Supervisor: Prof. Stefan Priebe


01/10/2017 – 28/06/2021
Ph.D. in Psychiatric Sciences
Department of Neuroscience, Biomedicine and Movement Sciences, Section of Psychiatry, University of Verona, Italy. XXXIII Cycle.
Supervisor: Professor Corrado Barbui
Project: Vortioxetine Versus Ssris For The Treatment Of Depression In Elderly: A Pragmatic Randomized Clinical Trial

08/08/2013 – 10/08/2018
Postgraduate Specialization in Psychiatry (5 years full training in Psychiatry)
University of Verona, University Polyclinic “Giambattista Rossi”, Verona (Italy)
Thesis title: "Psychological therapies for the treatment of mental Disorders in low- and middle-income countries affected by Humanitarian crises: a cochrane systematic review and Metanalysis"
Supervisor: Prof. Corrado Barbui, Full Professor of Psychiatry at UNIVR
Grade: summa cum laude

01/10/2006 – 19/07/2012
School of Medicine and Surgery (6 years full training in Medicine)
UNIVR, University of Verona, Verona (Italy).
Thesis title: "Fluoxetine versus other anti-depressive agents for depression, Cochrane systematic review and meta-analysis of the evidence based findings from randomised controlled trials".
Supervisor: Prof. Corrado Barbui
Grade: summa cum laude