Dr Francesco Barone-Adesi

Name: Dr Francesco Barone-Adesi
Position: Lecturer in Epidemiology
Research Institute: Population Health
Tel: +44 208 725 5557


Environmental epidemiology, chronic disease epidemiology, health effects of indoor and outdoor air pollution, statistical methods in epidemiology.



Dr Francesco Barone-Adesi joined St George's, University of London in February 2013 as a Lecturer in Epidemiology.

Dr Barone-Adesi received his medical degree from the Catholic University of Sacred Heart in Rome, Italy and a PhD in Environmental Health from the University of Bari, Italy (2008). His doctoral dissertation involved the use of statistical models derived by the multistage theory of cancer for the study of temporal trends of mesothelioma (a form of cancer of the thin membrane that lines the chest and abdomen) in cohorts of asbestos workers.

From 2005 to 2010 Dr Barone-Adesi worked as a research fellow in the Cancer Epidemiology Unit at the University of Turin, Italy, where he collaborated on several occupational and environmental epidemiology projects. He was the Principal Investigator of the first large scale evaluation of the health effects of the introduction of regulations banning smoking in public places.

From 2010 to 2013 Dr Barone-Adesi was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health (USA). During this time he investigated the risk of lung cancer associated with emissions from indoor combustion of coal in China.

Honours and awards

  • 2011 Fellows Award for Research Excellence (FARE), from the National Institutes of Health, USA.
  • 2009 Young Investigator Award (Population Sciences), from the European Society of Cardiology.
  • 2008 American Association for Cancer Research-AstraZeneca Scholar-in-Training Award, from the American Association for Cancer Research.