Francesco Sera

Research Fellow
Francesco.Sera [at]

In 1996, I received my master's degree in Statistical and Economic Sciences from University of Rome “La Sapienza”. After receiving my master I worked at the Epidemiology Department of IDI, a dermatological hospital in Rome, where I collaborated in several research projects mainly related to skin cancers. In 2003 I hold the master's degree in Epidemiology from University of Turin.

From 2004 to September 2009, I worked at the Nutritional and Molecular Epidemiology Unit, Centre for Study and Prevention of Cancer (ISPO) in Florence, where I worked on the High-Risk Cancer Family Project. During this period I also participated to a large multi-centre molecular and nutritional cohort study (EPIC ), and to several molecular epidemiological studies.

In September 2009 I joined the ICH Centre of Epidemiology for Child Health (now Population, Policy and Practice unit). The first project that I followed as statistician was the Bergen Hip Cohort Study (BHCS) a life-course investigations of growth process and health outcomes. Since September 2010, I have been working in the Millennium Cohort Study physical activity project for children aged 7 years. In June 2013, I joined the Life Study research group. As a member of the Life Study Methodology Scientific Working Group, I have contributed to methodological development and statistical input to the Life Study. In particular my activity was focused on the development and application of statistical technique which objective is to ensure representativeness of the Life Study’s findings, by attributing sample weights and dealing with missing data.

From January 2016 I'm working as Research Fellow at the LSHTM, in a project funded by the Medical Research Council-UK and led by Dr Antonio Gasparrini. The project benefits and use data from the MCC (multi-country multi-city) collaboration, an international research network established to investigate temperature-health relationships and to produce health impact assessments under climate change scenarios.