Epidemiology for public health
Istituto Superiore di Sanità
Epidemiology for public health - ISS

About us

EpiCentro - was created in 2000 under the direction of the Epidemiology and Biostatistics Laboratory (Laboratorio di Epidemiologia e Biostatistica, LEB) of the Italian National Institute of Health (Istituto Superiore di Sanità, ISS) and is a tool for workers in public health to improve access to epidemiological information, derived from the National Health Service, via Internet. Its creation involved the participation of the departments and centres of the ISS in collaboration with Regional Health Authorities, Local Health Authorities, Research Institutes, Epidemiological Associations and individual workers in public health.


EpiCentro is now scientifically coordinated by the National Centre for Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (Centro Nazionale per la Preventione delle malattie e la Promozione della Salute, CNaPPS) of the ISS. For the presentation of the material, the site is assisted by Zadig, a scientific journalism agency.

Contact the production agency of the site EpiCentro.


Scientific Directors

  • Angela Spinelli, CNaPPS, ISS.
  • Barbara De Mei, CNaPPS, ISS.

Editorial Board

  • Eva Benelli (Chief)
  • Margherita Martini
  • Debora Serra


  • Pierfrancesco Barbariol, CNAPPS, ISS.

Graphic and Video support

  • Pierfrancesco Barbariol, CNAPPS, ISS.
  • Lorenzo Fantozzi, CNAPPS, ISS.
  • Pietro Maiozzi, CNAPPS, ISS.

Press office

  • Capo Ufficio Stampa, ISS: Mirella Taranto
  • Staff Ufficio Stampa, ISS (e-mail: