Roberto Bertollini

Public health expert


Dr. Roberto Bertollini, M.D., M.P.H, is visiting professor for public health and environmental health at the Lisbon University.


From October 2011 until June 2016, Dr. Bertollini has been WHO Representative to the EU in Brussels and Chief Scientist of the WHO Regional Office for Europe. Before this assignment, he has occupied senior management positions in WHO both at the Regional Office for Europe and at the Headquarters in Geneva since 1991 when he joined the Organization.


In these different capacities he was particularly involved in the environment and health area and developed the WHO climate change and health programme both in Europe and at the global level. In late 2016 he has been Richard von Weizsächer Fellow at the Robert Bosch Academy in Germany.


His main professional interests concern the determinants on non-communicable diseases, with special reference to the effects of emerging environmental threats such as climate change and air pollution, health effects of lifestyle and socioeconomic determinants including tobacco, alcohol and nutrition.

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