Full name: Roberta Bonfiglioli, M.D.
Position title: Associate Professor of Occupational Medicine, University of Bologna (Italy)
Place of birth: Bologna (Italy)
Date of birth: 7th July 1966
Address for all correspondence:
U.O. Medicina del Lavoro,
Università di Bologna,
via P. Palagi 9,
40138 Bologna, Italy
Tel (work): +39-051 214 2757
Fax: +39-051 214 2609
1995 Postgraduate Specialty Diploma in Occupational Health (summa cum laude), University of Bologna.
1991 State exam for Medical Doctors
1991 M.D. in Medicine and Surgery (summa cum laude), University of Bologna
Since 1998: National Register (n. 1233) of Authorized Radiation Protection Physicians
Positions and Honors
09/2014 to present - Associate Professor of Occupational Medicine, University of Bologna and Staff physician, Unit of Occupational Medicine, Sant’Orsola Malpighi University Hospital, Bologna Italy. National Scientific Qualification, Full Professor of Occupational Medicine 06/M2 (from 3rd August 2017 to 3rd August 2023)
03/2005-08/2014 - Researcher in Occupational Medicine and Lecturer (at undergraduate/postgraduate level) at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Bologna and Staff physician, Unit of Occupational Medicine, Sant’Orsola Malpighi University Hospital, Bologna Italy
01/1998-02/2005 - Staff physician, Unit of Occupational Medicine, Sant’Orsola Malpighi University Hospital, Bologna Italy.
Member of the Italian Society of Occupational Medicine (01/2005 to present)
2014 – Organizer of the 77° National Congress of the Italian Society of Occupational Medicine and Industrial Hygiene
2015-2018 - Board member of the Italian Society of Occupational Medicine
2019-2022 - Chair of the Emiliano-Romagnola branch of the Italian Society of Occupational Medicine
Member of the International Commission on Occupational health (ICOH) (03/2008 to present)
Membership in the Scientific Committee on Musculoskeletal Disorders of the International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH) (06/2009 to present)
2018-2021 - Chair of the “Scientific Committee on Musculoskeletal Disorders” of the International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH).
2019 - Organizer of the 10th International Scientific Conference on the Prevention of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders PREMUS 2019, Bologna, Italy
Degree program Director - Second Cycle Degree Program in Health Professions of Prevention Sciences from 1/11/2015 for the triennium 2015-2018 and for the triennium 2018-2021.
2018 - Member for the Assessment Committee of a PhD dissertation at The Graduate School of Health, Aarhus University, Denmark.
Dissertation title “Carpal tunnel syndrome and work: time course of nerve impairment, incidence rates as sentinels of harmful occupational exposure, and prognosis”. Public defence held on 30 November 2018.
In 2007-2008 active participation in a writing group for a national scientific guideline for the Italian Society of Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene on “Manual Handling of Patients”.
In 2010-2011 active participation in a writing group for a national scientific guideline for the Italian Society of Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene on “Manual Material Handling”.
Referee for scientific journals
Associate Editor - "BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders" BioMed Central (2014 - to date).
Section Editor - "La Medicina del Lavoro" (Medicine, Health and Working life) (2016 - to date).
Reviewer - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health, BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, La Medicina del lavoro, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, Human factors.
Continuing education courses attended
Summer School on Modern Methods in Biostatistics and Epidemiology. “Biostatistics II” and “Modern Epidemiology”. Cison di Valmarino (TV), 11-16 June 2012
Summer School on Modern Methods in Biostatistics and Epidemiology. “Biostatistics I” and “Principles of Epidemiology”. Cison di Valmarino (TV), 4-9 June 2012
“Ergonomic Workshop: Using the 3D Static Strength Prediction ProgramTM” Center for Occupational Health & Safety Engineering. University of Michigan. Ann Arbor, 3 e 4 May 2012
International SFEMG Course and XTH Quantitative EMG Conference - Venice, 6-10 may 2009
Pre conference Workshop “Surface electromyography”; Six International Conference on Prevention of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders PREMUS 2007. Boston Massachussetts (USA), 27th August 2007
Course “Neurophysiologic techniques” Local Health Unit of Bologna and University of Bologna. Bologna 11-12 November 2004
Course “Entrapment mono-neuropathies of the upper limb: diagnosis” S.Orsola-Malpighi Hospital. Bologna 8 November 2004
Course BLSD-B. Italian Resuscitation Council and S.Orsola-Malpighi Hospital. Bologna 23 October 2003
Course “Standard and guidelines in electromyography” S.Orsola-Malpighi Hospital Bologna 15 September 2003
Course “Non invasive electromyography: ergonomic and occupational medicine applications” Local Health Unit of Piemonte and University of Turin. Turin 20-21 December 2002
Six International Course on Occupational Dermatology. Nordic Institute for Advanced Training in Occupational Health (NIVA). Kuusamo (Finland) 16-20 September 2001
Course BLS-B. Italian Resuscitation Council Bologna, 21 December 1999
First International Course on Occupational Ergonomics: work related musculoskeletal disorders of the upper limbs and back. Nordic Institute for Advanced Training in Occupational Health (NIVA). Marina di Ravenna 14-18 September 1999
Course: “EPI INFO: computer and epidemiology”. Marina di Ravenna 14-15 April 1997
XVI Course Electromyography and clinical neurophysiology. University of Ferrara. Lido delle Nazioni 8-18 September 1996Roberta Bonfiglioli