Giuseppe Ippolito

  • Professor of infectious diseases at Unicamillus International University of Health Science; Former Director General, Italian Ministry of Health

Giuseppe Ippolito MD, MSc (HCMO), FRCPE
Giuseppe Ippolito is university professor – Disciplinary Scientific Area MED/17 -Infectious Diseases- at Saint Camillus International University of Health Sciences in Rome.
He served from 2021 to November 2023 as Director General for Research and Innovation in Health at the Ministry of Health.
For more than 20 years, he was Scientific Director of the National Institute for Infectious Diseases “Lazzaro Spallanzani” in Rome. He was Director of the WHO Collaborating Center for Highly Contagious Diseases for 12 years.
Graduated with honors in Medicine from Sapienza University of Rome in 1978, specialized with honors in Infectious Diseases in 1981 and in Dermatology and Sexually Transmitted Diseases in 1984. In 1997 Master’s degree in Organization and Management of Health Care Organizations at Tor Vergata University in Rome.
He is a member of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (2016).
He has held positions in numerous national bodies and international institutions on HIV/AIDS, healthcare-associated infections, and preparedness and response to emerging infections.
Over the past 10 years, he has coordinated several EU-funded projects in the field of emerging and re-emerging infections, biosecurity, preparedness and response.
He has been involved, since 2005, as scientific coordinator, in international activities funded by Italian Cooperation abroad on emerging pathogens, HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
In 2021, he received from the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei the Special Lincean Prize for interdisciplinary research on Covid-19 and the Irti Foundation Prize.
In the same year, the President of the Republic awarded him the title of Cavaliere di Gran Croce al Merito della Repubblica Italiana for services to public health and protection from infectious diseases.
He has published as lead author more than 685 original articles indexed on PubMed, 28 books and 31 book chapters.