Giovanni Rezza has served as Research Director of the Italian National Institute of Health (ISS) and director of the Infectious Disease Department at ISS. He is current General Director of Preventative Health in the Ministry of Health. He has worked for the WHO in Geneva. He is an instructor in the School of Specialisation in Hygiene at the Catholic University of Rome; he has also taught courses in the Infectious Disease specialisation at the University of Sassari. Dr. Rezza is an expert investigator in the fields of epidemics, emerging infectious diseases, and vaccinations. He has served as a member of the Ministry of Health’s Crisis Unit on Influenza A (H1N1); the National Commission on AIDS, Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases; the IRCCS “L. Spallanzani” Ethics Committee; and the National Research Council’s (CNR) Commission for Research Ethics. He is a current member of the Covid-19 National Immunization Technical Advisory Group (NITAG) and Technical-Scientific Committee (CTS).
Dr. Rezza is the author of more than 400 international journal articles, numerous Italian journal articles, Italian- and English-language book chapters, and five published books.