Dr Alessandro Demaio is Postdoctoral Fellow in Global Health and NCDs at the Harvard Global Equity Initiative, Harvard Medical School and an Assistant Professor at the Copenhagen School of Global Health.
Dr Alessandro Demaio trained and worked as a medical doctor in Melbourne, Australia. While working as a doctor at The Alfred Hospital, he completed a Masters in Public Health including field-work in Cambodia.
In 2010, Alessandro relocated to Denmark and began a PhD fellowship in Global Health with the University of Copenhagen, focusing on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs). His PhD research was based in Mongolia, working with the Ministry of Health, UN and other local and international partners to provide an epidemiological evidence-base for current and future public health and policy responses to the growing burden of NCDs.
In 2013 Allessandro co-founded NCDFREE, a global social movement against NCDs – reaching more than 1.5 million people in its first year. His team convened two international launches and has made 4 short advocacy films; two in collaboration with the World Health Organization.
Currently, Alessandro holds a Postdoctoral Fellowship at Harvard Medical School and continues a part-time role as Assistant Professor at the Copenhagen School of Global Health. He also serves on the Advisory Board of the EAT: Stockholm Food Forum.
In addition to his research, Alessandro lectures for the University of Copenhagen, The University of Melbourne, Coursera (MOOC) and Charité - Universitätsmedizin, Berlin, and is a regular contributor to academic and public discourse.
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