Dr. Maurizio Macaluso

University of Cincinnati/Cincinnati Children’s Hospital

Why do you want to serve as a leader of the College?
I would be honored to serve a second three-year term on the ACE Board of Directors. As an epidemiologist, I have enjoyed a varied and stimulating career, pursuing with passion the rigorous application of the scientific method in epidemiologic studies and clinical trials in multiple subject-matter areas. I started focusing on cancer epidemiology and occupational exposures in Italy, moved to the USA and pursued a doctoral degree in a School of Public Health, broadened my research interests to reproductive health, successfully pursued an academic career at UAB where I continued my research and taught methods, then moved to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention where I led a branch focusing on surveillance and research on women’s health. More recently, I returned to academia at one of the best pediatric research centers in the world: Cincinnati Children’s.

Throughout these changes, one aspect of my professional life has been reassuringly stable: I was inducted as a Fellow 20 years ago, and ACE has been the most consistent home for my professional identity. The ACE membership encompasses all of the research topics and work environments I have encountered, and then more. ACE is a home for epidemiologists engaged in academic research, government programs and policy making, consulting and industry. Its gender and racial/ethnic diversity is steadily growing, helped by a constant influx of new epidemiologists who join as Associate Members and move through the ranks of Member and Fellow. ACE has given me the opportunity to engage in collaborations with national leaders through the activities of our committees. I was honored to host the 2018 meeting in Cincinnati, and I am committed to do more for the College, because I would love to see ACE continue to be for new epidemiologists the professional home it has been for me.

What are your qualifications and experiences that will help you in service as a leader?
Maurizio Macaluso, MD, DrPH, FACE is Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine, Director of the Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, and Associate Director of the UC Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training (CCTST).  He earned an M.D. degree (1979) and a diploma in Hygiene and Preventive Medicine (1982) from the University of Palermo, Italy, and a Doctor of Public Health degree in Epidemiology (1991) from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).  Before joining Cincinnati Children’s, he held positions at the National Tumor Institute in Milan (1980-1986), at the UAB School of Public Health (1986-2000), and at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, GA (2000-2011), where he served as Chief of the Women’s Health and Fertility Branch. Maurizio has more than 35 years of experience in epidemiologic research, covering methods, cancer epidemiology, occupational epidemiology, sexual and reproductive health, efficacy and safety of technologies that affect human fertility, child health and surveillance systems, and has published over 220 papers. He has led numerous research projects sponsored by the federal government and nongovernmental organizations, has extensive teaching experience and has mentored graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and junior faculty.  He is a Fellow of the American College of Epidemiology (ACE) since 1997, has served as vice-chair of the ACE Publications Committee, and currently serves as Chair of the Membership Committee and as a member of the Board of Directors.  He served as Program Chair and Local Host for the 2018 ACE meeting in Cincinnati, and is Associate Editor of the Annals of Epidemiology.