Roberto Bernabei is full professor in internal medicine at Cattolica University and director of Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli’s Department of Gerontological, Geriatric and Physiatric Sciences in Rome. Since 1998 he has been visiting Professor at the Community Health Department of Brown University School of Medicine, Providence, RI.
He has directed a great many training courses in geriatric assistance and been: president of the B.Sc in occupational therapy at Cattolica University; director of the Cattolica’s Specialisation School in Geriatrics; board member of the European Academy for Medicine of Ageing. He has also been scientific director of many Ministry of Health ex art. 12 projects; member of the Ministry of Health’s Alzheimer panel; member of the Higher Health Council from 2002 to 2005 and 2006 to 2009 and president of Società Italiana di Gerontologia e Geriatria.
His fields of interest are multi-dimensional geriatric assessments (VMD), models of assistance for fragile elderly people and geriatric pharmaco-epidemiology. He has published more than 200 articles in high impact journals and written 8 books and 20 book chapters.