Meet The Chairs

Luis Eugenio Souza

Luis Eugenio Souza

Luís Eugênio de Souza has a degree in Medicine from the Federal University of Bahia-UFBA (1987), and a doctorate in Public Health from the University of Montreal – Canada (2001). Since 2004, he is a professor at UFBA. From 2005 to 2007, he served as municipal secretary of health of Salvador-Bahia, and from December 2008 to July 2009, as director of the Department of Science and Technology of the Ministry of Health. He is currently vice-president/president-elect of the World Federation of Public Health Associations. He has written extensively on health policy, planning and management in their relationships with the production and use of scientific knowledge. His articles discuss subjects such as health policy analysis, healthcare programmes performance, scientific knowledge use and innovation in the health sector, judicialization of health (courts’ decisions that impact the healthcare system) and the impact of economic crisis and austerity measures on healthcare and population health.


Carlo Signorelli

Carlo Signorelli is Professor of Hygiene and Public Health at the Universities of Parma and Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Milan, Italy, where he is also Director of the Post- Graduate School in Hygiene and Preventive Medicine. He first qualified in medicine and surgery in 1986, before undertaking degrees in law and political sciences. He went on to a post-graduate specialization in hygiene and preventive medicine. Across his academic career, he has also taken a MSc in epidemiology and a PhD from the LSHTM, United Kingdom. He is the immediate Past-President of Italia Society of Public Health (SItI). He is Treasurer of EUPHA and a member of the Executive Board of ASPHER. His current research work is mainly in the field of public health, epidemiology, environmental health, health organisation and vaccination policies. He has been a member of the Hygiene Council since 2006 and a member of the International Forum on Home Hygiene since 2009. He was also a consultant to the Italian Senate and member of the Italian National Commission for Vaccination.


Antonio Ferro

The SItI President Dr. Antonio Ferro was born in Bassano del Grappa (VI) on 22 May 1962.
He graduated in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Padova in 1987, he obtained the Specialization in Allergology and Clinical Immunology at the University of Padova in 1990 and the Specialization in Infectious Diseases at the University of Modena in 1994.
He carried out his career in the Prevention Departments of the Regione Veneto, and subsequently as Health Director in the Provincia Autonoma of Trento, always showing seriousness, tenacity and passion. The effectiveness of his action in the face of various local vicissitudes, including the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), allowed him to be promoted in the field to the appointment as General Manager of the Azienda Provinciale per i Servizi Sanitari of the Provincia Autonoma of Trento, in April 2022.
He has been SItI President since 1 January 2021.