Prof. Emiliano Albanese

Head of the Division of Public Mental Health and Aging

Rue du Grand Pré 70c - 1202 Geneva
+41 22 372 55 54

Emiliano Albanese is a physician with an FMH in public health, an MSc in public health (LSHTM), and an MD-PhD in clinical neuropsychology.

He is currently an SSPH+ assistant professor of public mental health in the Department of Psychiatry (DUP) of the University of Geneva, and Director of the WHO Collaborating Center for Research and Training in mental health at the University of Geneva.

Emiliano has an intense and fruitful collaboration with the Institute of Global Health, since it foundation in 2014, and he is the head of the inter-departmental division of Public Mental Health and Aging between the Department of Psychiatry and the Institute of Global Health itself, for the ERSP.

Within the ISG and the ERSP Emiliano is also actively involved in the PhD program and in various teaching activities (including the Spring and Summer Schools, and MOOCs).

Emiliano has previously worked at and still collaborates with the Institute of Psychiatry (King’s College London) and the National Institute on Aging (NIH, Bethesda – USA), and collaborates with the Lisbon Institute of Global Mental Health (LIGMH); and he is an active member of the ADI 10/66 group.

Before moving to Geneva in 2013 Emiliano has collaborated closely with the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse of the WHO in a number of activities including the mhGAP and several dementia-related WHO programs.

At the University of Geneva and within various SSPH+ programs he organizes and teaches a number of pre- and post-grad modules and courses in public mental health, epidemiology, psychiatry and psychiatric epidemiology.

The focus of Emiliano’s research is cognitive aging and dementia and their epidemiology from a broad public health and evidence base perspective.

Emiliano is also active more broadly in the field of both global mental health, particularly in Low and Middle Income Countries, and as an epidemiologist, he’s been and still is involved in a number of large cohort studies within which he has designed and conducted advanced analyses integrating meta-analytical, cross-cultural and life-course epidemiologic models.