Meet The Chairs

Luis Eugenio Souza

Luis Eugenio De Souza

Prof. Luis Eugenio De Souza
Co-Chair of the 17th World Congress on Public Health
President of the World Federation of Public Health Association

Luis Eugenio 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 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

Prof. Carlo Signorelli
Co-Chair of the 17th World Congress on Public Health
President of The Association of Public Health in the European Region

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.

Roberta Siliquini

Prof. Roberta Siliquini
Co-Chair of the 17th World Congress on Public Health
President of Italian Society of Hygiene

Roberta Siliquini is full Professor of Public Health at Torino University and President of the Italian Society of Hygiene and Public Health. From 2014 to 2018 President of the ‘Consiglio Superiore di Sanita’’, the highest Advisory Board of the Italian Ministry of Health, first woman in this position since the foundation of the Council in 1845. Member of the National Committee for Biotechnologies and Life Sciences.
Author of more than 400 papers focused on Public Health topics and health services organization.