Alessandra Marengoni is a medical doctor, specialized in Geriatrics, with a PhD in Geriatric Epidemiology. Alessandra Marengoni is currently employed as Associate Professor at the University of Brescia, Italy. She works as a geriatrician in the Geriatric Unit of one of the main hospitals in Northern Italy. She is a currently associated to Ageing Research Center and she is involved in the research group studying multimorbidity in the elderly. The aims are to define chronic diseases and multimorbidity, to select diseases to be included in the definition, to evaluate occurrence, causes, and consequences of multimorbidity in the old population and to investigate patterns of multimorbidity.
1996: Graduated in Medicine, University of Brescia, IT
2002: Fellowship in Geriatrics, University of Brescia, IT
2008: PhD in Geriatric Epidemiology, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden Doctoral thesis: ‘Prevalence and impact of chronic diseases and multimorbidity in the ageing population’. Examining opponent: Luigi Ferrucci, National Institute of Aging, Baltimore
Her major research field is chronicity in the elderly. Specifically, she is involved in the following research lines:
Clusters of diseases and multimorbidity;
Co-morbidities and dementia progression;
Polypharmacy, drug prescription appropriateness, and adherence.
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR Project 'ANZIANI IN-RETE, 'Aging, health and social NETWORK in elderly residents in Brescia'
CO-INVESTIGATOR Project BIOMANE Identification of new biomarkers of age-associated neurodegenerative diseases
Co-investigator Project MULTIPAP: Effectiveness of an intervention for improving drug prescription in primary care patients with multimorbidity and polypharmacy: study protocol of a cluster randomized clinical trial , from Servicio Andaluz de Salud, Spain.
Co-investigator Project: SOCIABLE: The Brescia nexus: SOCIal infrastructure and cognitive ABiLitiEs in an ageing population.
CO-SUPERVISOR PhD STUDENT IN MEDICINE (GERIATRIC EPIDEMIOLOGY) - KAROLINSKA INSTITUTET - TITLE OF THE PROJECT: OCCURENCE AND IMPACT OF CARDIOVASCULAR AND NEUROPSYCHIATRIC MULTIMORBIDITY IN ODLER ADULTS
Opponent PhD disputation: Multimorbilidad. Evidencias sobre la asociation entre enfermedades. University of Zaragoza.
Professor of Geriatrics at Public Health, Internal Medicine and Geriatrics post-graduate schools University of Brescia, IT
Professor of Geriatrics at Medical School, Nursing and Physiotherapic Schools, University of Brescia, IT,
Academic honours, awards and prizes
2005 e 2009: 2 Grants (15000 SEK) from Lerici Foundation, Italienska Kulturhuset, Stockholm
2009, 2010 e 2011: 3 Grants (80000, 70000 e 100000 EK) da the Loo and Hans Osterman Foundation,Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm 01-01-2005 al 31-12-2011 2009