PARTNERS - CRIMEDIM-UPO

CRIMEDIM is a university-wide academic center that conducts research, education and training in the field of disaster medicine and humanitarian health. The center is committed to promote innovative research projects and to foster learning and training programs using state of the art technologies to enhance the resilience of health systems in emergency, disaster and humanitarian crisis.
Its vision is to make health systems able to effectively protect people’s health from disasters and humanitarian crises, saving lives, minimizing deaths, injuries, disabilities and human suffering with competent and professional workforce.
CRIMEDIM works to enhance the resilience of health system in emergency, disaster and humanitarian crisis through increasing knowledge, skills and attitudes of health workers based on scientific evidence and field experience at local, national and international level.
Luca

Luca Ragazzoni, MD, PhD 

TEAMS Project Coordinator

Medical doctor, anesthesiologist and post-doctoral research scientist in disaster and humanitarian health at CRIMEDIM – Research Center in Emergency and Disaster Medicine of the Università del Piemonte Orientale, Novara, Italy. Dr. Ragazzoni has been involved in several disaster and humanitarian responses as head of mission or training advisor for United Nations, Governmental and Non-Governmental Organizations. He is a faculty member of the European Master Disaster Medicine (EMDM) and coordinator of different international training programs in disaster and humanitarian health. Coordinator of the implementation of the workplan agreed with WHO within the official framework of CRIMEDIM as WHO Collaborating Center. Author of several full papers published on peer-reviewed, impacted journals, and presented at national and international congresses.

E-mail: luca.ragazzoni@med.uniupo.it

Alba

Alba Ripoll Gallardo, MD, PhD

Medical doctor and anesthesiologist. She accomplished a PhD on the professionalization of humanitarian health staff at CRIMEDIM – Research Center in Emergency and Disaster Medicine of the Università del Piemonte Orientale Novara, Italy and she currently holds a post-doc position at the same center. Coordinator of an international training program in humanitarian health in collaboration with Médecins Sans Frontières. She worked with Italian NGOs in Africa and with Médecins Sans Frontières in Afghanistan, Yemen and Gaza. Her main fields of expertise are: humanitarian assistance and education and research in underserved areas. Author of several full papers published on peer-reviewed, impacted journals, and presented at national and international congresses.

E-mail: alba.ripoll@med.uniupo.it

FDC

Francesco Della Corte, MD 

Founder and currently Director of CRIMEDIM – Research Center in Emergency and Disaster Medicine of the Università del Piemonte Orientale, Novara, Italy. Founder and Course Director of the European Master in Disaster Medicine. Medical doctor, anesthesiologist, currently Full Professor in anesthesia, critical care and emergency medicine at the Università del Piemonte Orientale. He served as Honorary Secretary to the European Society for Emergency Medicine from 1999 to 2006 and visiting professor at the Free University of Brussels. Currently he is actively involved, at academic level, in training medical professionals in disaster and mass casualty incidents management. Author of more than 100 full papers published on peer-reviewed, impacted journals and invited as speaker in more than 300 national and international congresses.

E-mail: francesco.dellacorte@med.uniupo.it

Tel Aviv University

Moran Bodas, MPH, PhD

Dr. Bodas is a post-doc fellow at CRIMEDIM.

He is a visiting researcher from Tel-Aviv University, School of Public Health, Department of Disaster Medicine & Management. His research focuses mainly on socio-psychology of disasters, public resilience and preparedness, and public health. Previously, Dr. Bodas served as a CBRN Defense Officer at the Israeli Ministry of Defense and as the CTO of PrevenTech ltd – a private company specialized in CBRN Defense.