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Alessandra Marengoni

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About me

Alessandra Marengoni is a medical doctor, specialized in Internal Medicine at the University of Brescia (Italy) and PhD in Geriatric Epidemiology at Karolinska Institutet. Alessandra Marengoni is currently employed as Associate Professor at the University of Brescia, Italy. She works as a geriatrician in the Geriatric Unit of one of the main hospitals in Northern Italy. She is currently associated to the Ageing Research Center - KI and she is involved in the research group studying multimorbidity in the older population. The aims are to define chronic diseases and multimorbidity, to select diseases to be included in the definition, to evaluate occurrence, risk factors, and consequences of multimorbidity in the old population and to investigate patterns of multimorbidity.

 

Research description

Alessandra Marengoni is interested in the following research lines:

- Clusters of diseases and patterns of multimorbidity; - Co-morbidities and dementia progression; - Polypharmacy, drug prescription appropriateness, and adherence to treatment.

Past and current projects:

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR Project 'ANZIANI IN-RETE, 'Aging, health and social NETWORK in older persons in Brescia', University of Brescia, IT

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR Project OPEN - OPTIMIZING PRESCRIPTION IN ELDERLY PATIENTS IN NURSING HOME, University of Brescia, and Mario Negri Insitute, Milan, IT 

CO-INVESTIGATOR Project BIOMANE Identification of new biomarkers of age-associated neurodegenerative diseases, University of Brescia, IT 

Co-investigator Project MULTIPAP: Effectiveness of an intervention for improving drug prescription in primary care patients with multimorbidity and polypharmacy: study protocol of a cluster randomized clinical trial ,  from Servicio Andaluz de Salud, Spain. 

Co-investigator Project: SOCIABLE: The Brescia nexus: SOCIal infrastructure and cognitive ABiLitiEs in an ageing population, University of Brescia, IT 

Co-investigator Project UPGRAID 'Understanding and Predicting Personalized Growth Rate curves to Aid Individualized care in late onset Dementia from diagnosis and onwards: the UPPGRAID study'  Radboud Institute for Health Sciences, The Netherlands

Co-investigator ELICADHE E-learning in order to improve drug prescription for hospitalized older patients: a cluster-randomized controlled study

 

Memberships

President of the Italian Geriatrics and Gerontology Society - Lombardy Region

Member of the Steering Committee  REPOSI, the Italian Internal Medicine Polypharmacy Register from 2008 - on

Member of the Lorenzini Medical Foundation New York - Milan

Member of the Geriatrics Steering Committee- Italian Medicine Agency from 2013 to 2015

Member of  'ACTION A1 ON PRESCRIPTION AND ADHERENCE TO MEDICAL PLANS' OF THE EIP - EUROPEAN INNOVATION PARTNERSHIP ON ACTIVE AND HEALTHY AGING from 2013 to 2015

Teaching portfolio

Professor of Geriatrics at Public Health, Internal Medicine and Geriatrics post-graduate schools at the University of Brescia, IT

Professor of Geriatrics at Medical School, Nursing and Physiotherapic Schools, University of Brescia, IT

Main supervisor of residents in Geriatrics at the post-gradute school of Geriatrics, University of Brescia, IT

Education

1996: Graduated in Medicine, University of Brescia, IT

2002: Specialized in Internal Medicine, University of Brescia, IT

2008: PhD in Geriatric Epidemiology, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden Doctoral thesis: ‘Prevalence and impact of chronic diseases and multimorbidity in the ageing population’. Examining opponent: Luigi Ferrucci, National Institute of Aging, Baltimore, US

Academic honours, awards and prizes

2005 e 2009: 2 Grants (15000 SEK) from the Lerici Foundation, Italienska Kulturhuset, Stockholm

2009, 2010 e 2011: 3 Grants (80000, 70000 e 100000 SEK) from the Loo and Hans Osterman Foundation,Karolinska Institutet

 

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