SCIENTIFIC DIRECTORATE ISG
Scientific Director: Prof. Aldo Morrone
Expert in Tropical Dermatology and poverty-related diseases, in the last 40 years he focused his attention on the health of migrants, asylum seekers, refugees and homeless people, developing transcultural medicine and sensitizing institutions on the Health of the groups at risk of social exclusion.
He was General Director of San Camillo Forlanini General Hospital in Rome and the Founder and first General Director of National Institute Migration and Poverty (NIMP), a public scientific Institute for research on Migration’s Diseases.
Author of over 650 scientific articles in national and international peer-reviewed journals and 50 books. Latest books published: Dermatology of Human Mobile Population, MNL Ed., 2004; Health System and Skin Diseases: the Case of Ethiopia, Di punto in bianco Ed., 2007; Case Management Algorithms & Atlas for Lebanon, Armadilla, 2015; La speranza ferita: storia delle mutilazioni genitali femminili, Franco Angeli, 2017; Skin Disorders in Migrants, Springer, 2020; Covid-19 tra mito e realtà. Luci e ombre della pandemia che ha travolto il pianeta (Armando, 2021).
He is the founding Editor of the International Journal of Health, Culture and Migration and the Chairman of the International Dermatology and Human Mobile Population Committee of the International Society of Dermatology. He coordinated and performed several clinical and scientific missions in Africa, Middle East, India, Latin America and South-Eastern Asia.
From 2013 to 2017 he was Vice President of the International Society of Dermatology (ISD). He is member of Community Dermatology Committee, as well as of numerous International Scientific Societies.
As well as Honorary President of the International Institute of Social Medical Anthropological Sciences (I.I.S.M.A.S) and Scientific Director of the annual International Workshop "Culture, Health and Migration" held at the National Council for Research in Rome, he is President of the Annual International Congresses on Dermatology and Global Health in Ethiopia, in collaboration with Tigray Ministry of Health.
In the 2017 he was awarded the Castellani-Reiss Medal, the highest honor of the ISD, given for lifetime achievement in International Dermatology, Migration and Community Dermatology.