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Fabrizio Carinci

Adjunct professor

Department of Statistical Sciences "Paolo Fortunati"

Curriculum vitae

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Education and professional profile

Fabrizio Carinci is a statistical and economical sciences graduate from the University of Bologna with over 25 years of international experience using biostatistics for health research and policy. An Italian and Australian citizen, he worked extensively throughout Europe, US, UK and Australia, where he acquired Australian citizenship in 2004.

Academic career

  • In 1997, he was consultant of Centre for Biostatistics in AIDS Research (CBAR), Harvard School of Public Health, for the development of specialised regression tree software for the analysis of AIDS clinical trial
  • Between 2000-2003, he was Associate Professor and Director of the Centre for Health Systems Research at the Monash Institute for Health Services Research led by Chris Silagy, inaugural Director of the Australasian Cochrane Centre, Monash University, Australia
  • Between 2015-2017 he has worked as a Full Professor and Lead for International at the School of Health Sciences, University of Surrey, UK. In this position, he has been an associated partner of the EU Bridge-Health project and an international expert for the Department of Health Policy and Planning of the Italian Ministry of Health, which he has supported in OECD data collections to produce various reports, including Health at a Glance 2015
  • He joined the University of Bologna as an Adjunct Professor in February 2017.

Teaching activity

He has taught in academic and continuous professional development courses at:

  • 2002-2003: Monash University, Melbourne, Australia - "Health Data Mining" (Victorian Master of Public Health)
  • 2008-2010: International Labour Organization, Turin, Italy - "The Italian Health Care System" (International Course on Social Health Insurance)
  • 2006-2017: University D'Annunzio, Pescara, Italy - "Studies of efficacy and appropriateness of health services" (Economics and Organization of Health Services)
  • 2015-2017: University of Surrey - "Transforming and Innovating Health Services", "Quantitative data analysis" (Continuous Professional Development in Nursing) and "Big Data and Policy" (Psychology)
  • 2017: University of Bologna - "Biostatistics"(Laurea in Statistical Sciences)

Since 1992, he has also taught in many courses organized by different professional organizations.

Scientific activity

  • Between 1992-2000 he was biostatistician and Head of the Unit of Statistics and Information Systems in the Department of Clinical Pharmacology and Epidemiology, Consorzio Mario Negri Sud (Italy), where he has collaborated with the Cochrane Collaboration on meta-analysis, as well as developing innovative approaches on the use of large health care databases in different Regions. In this role he has coordinated projects for the analysis of hospital discharges in the Regions Abruzzo, Puglia, Basilicata and Veneto.
  • In 1997 he has developed and implemented innovative procedures for regression trees on AIDS clinical trial data at the Center for Biostatistics in AIDS research (CBAR), Harvard School of Public Health.
  • Betwen 2000-2003, as Director of the Centre for Health Systems Research, Monash University, Melbourne, he has developed new approaches to design and implement distributed health information systems, through projects financed by the Government of Victoria (SPHIS, RAMS e REIGN).
  • Since 2004, he has refined the distributed approach in Europe, coordinating the projects BIRO and EUBIROD for the University of Perugia. In 2012, the BIRO system is utilised to deliver the first entirely automated European report using data from diabetes registers of 18 countries.
  • Between 2010-2017 he continues the development of the BIRO system in the European project Bridge Health, participating to the activity of the revision 2015 of the OECD health care performance evaluation ( Further, he collaborates with Regions Toscana, Umbria and AGENAS to use risk adjustment techniques and implement AHRQ and OECD health care quality indicators in regional health systems.
  • In his career he has authored over fifty papers and seventy abstracts in the fields of: multivariate statistical methods (particularly regression trees) and meta-analysis; health services and outcomes research, particularly in diabetes, cardiovascular disease and oncology; health systems performance assessment and privacy enhanced population-based health information systems.

Institutional activity and academic roles

  • An international expert involved with different types of institutions, he has worked for Ministries and governmental agencies, NGOs and private companies. He has taught in academic and professional development courses at Monash University, International Labour Organization, University D'Annunzio, University of Surrey, University of Bologna as well as for different professional organizations.
  • In 2004, he was appointed Senior Officer at the Department of Health Policy and Planning of the Italian Ministry of Health. In the same year, he left this position to coordinate the EU projects BIRO and EUBIROD for the University of Perugia and Serectrix. Between 2006-2008, he has worked for Regione Umbria to the development of a Regional System of Performance Evaluation (DVSS).
  • Between 2009-2014, he collaborated with many high level national and international institutions, including the Italian National Agency for Regional Health Services (AGENAS), WHO Europe (co-author of the Tallinn Charter in 2008) and the European Commission (Member of the Research Expert Working Group for the definition of FP7 ‘third pillar'
  • As an international expert for AGENAS, he has extensively collaborated with the OECD Health Division, contributing to various projects and panels, including the OECD Health Care Quality Review of Italy, the Bureau of the Health Care Quality Indicators Project and the Advisory Panel on Health Information Infrastructure.
  • In 2023, he took the full time position as Executive Analyst, National Agency for Regional Health Services, Rome.

Participation to Scientific and Editorial Committees

  • Since 2015 he has been Member of the OECD Expert Group on "Hospital Performance Benchmarking". Between 2010-2016 he has been Member of the OECD Expert Group on "Health Care Quality Indicators", Paris, France.
  • Since 2017 he has been Member of the Editorial Board of the journal "BMC Health Services Research"

Other activities

  • Technical Coordinator of the European network "European Best Information through Regional Outcomes in Diabetes" (EUBIROD).

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