Francesca de’Donato

Department of Epidemiology Lazio Regional Health Service - ASL ROMA 1

Dr. Francesca de’Donato is based in Rome and has worked in environmental epidemiology studying the health effects of extreme temperatures and climate change on health outcomes with a focus on exposure modelling and the identification of vulnerable groups. Francesca manages the Italian national Heat Health Warning System on behalf of the Ministry of Health and Civil Protection and contributes to the Italian and Lazio regional heat plans.

Recently she has used satellite data to estimate high resolution temperatures to study the differential health effects within urban areas. She is involved in several European projects and has recently acted as Editor of the document “Heat and health in the WHO European Region: updated evidence for effective prevention”.

Francesca holds a Phd in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from Imperial College London; MSc in Epidemiology Università Cattolica, Rome; MSc Applied Meteorology and Climatology and BSc Geography from the University of Birmingham, UK.