Skip to main content

About me

Davide L Vetrano is a PhD student in geriatric epidemiology at the Aging Research Center – Karolinska Institutet, under the supervision of Professor Laura Fratiglioni. He is a medical doctor specialized in geriatric medicine at the Catholic University of Rome, Italy.

He is currently working on data from the Swedish National Study on Aging and Care in Kungsholmen (SNAC-K) and from several other big databases from multicentre European and Italian studies (SHELTER, IBenC, AdHoc, CRIME).

Research description

His main research interests are:

  • Impact of multimorbidity and frailty on older people’s health.
  • Comprehensive geriatric assessment.
  • Medication utilization, polypharmacy and quality of prescription in older adults.
  • Long-term care services (home care, nursing home).
  • Non-motor symptoms in Parkinson’s disease.    


Full publication list here

Google Scholar profile here


Selected publications: 

Vetrano DL, Calderón-Larrañaga A, Marengoni A, Onder G, Bauer JM, Cesari M, Ferrucci L, Fratiglioni L. An international perspective on chronic multimorbidity: approaching the elephant in the room. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2017 Sep 16.

Liperoti R, Vetrano DL, Bernabei R, Onder G. Herbal Medications in Cardiovascular Medicine. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2017 Mar 7;69(9):1188-1199.

Calderón-Larrañaga A, Vetrano DL, Onder G, Gimeno-Feliu LA, Coscollar-Santaliestra C, Carfí A, Pisciotta MS, Angleman S, Melis RJF, Santoni G, Mangialasche F, Rizzuto D, Welmer AK, Bernabei R, Prados-Torres A, Marengoni A, Fratiglioni L. Assessing and Measuring Chronic Multimorbidity in the Older Population: A Proposal for Its Operationalization. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2017 Oct 1;72(10):1417-1423.

Vetrano DL, Landi F, Volpato S, Corsonello A, Meloni E, Bernabei R, Onder G. Association of sarcopenia with short- and long-term mortality in older adults dmitted to acute care wards: results from the CRIME study. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2014 Sep;69(9):1154-61.

Vetrano DL, Tosato M, Colloca G, Topinkova E, Fialova D, Gindin J, van der Roest HG, Landi F, Liperoti R, Bernabei R, Onder G; SHELTER Study. Polypharmacy in nursing home residents with severe cognitive impairment: results from the SHELTER Study. Alzheimers Dement. 2013 Sep;9(5):587-93. 


- 2016 Specialization in Geriatrics

- 2010 Medical Doctor degree

Loading bibliometrics...