Valeria Raparelli

University of Ferrara,

Valeria Raparelli is an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at the Department of Translational Medicine, University of Ferrara, practicing general internist and board member of the Strategic University Center for Studies on Gender Medicine, University of Ferrara (Italy).
Trained at Sapienza University, Rome (Italy) she was a research fellow at the Institute of Gender Medicine, Cardiovascular Research Center, Charitè University of Berlin (Germany) and Visiting Assistant Professor at McGill University, Montreal (Canada).

She is a clinical scientist with a specific interest in understanding how biological sex and sociocultural gender influence cardiovascular health and other non-communicable chronic diseases.

She received the Elizabeth Young Investigator Award from the “Organization for the Study of Sex Differences” (OSSD) for the project entitled “Sex and gender differences in ischemic heart disease: from bench to bedside (EVA)”, funded in 2015 by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research.

She is co-leader of the transatlantic network GOING-FWD (Gender Outcomes INternational Group: to Further Well-being Development), funded by the Gender-Net plus initiative in 2018, and she was co-chair of the IMAGINE (Internal Medicine Assessment of Gender differences in Europe) Working Group of the European Federation of Internal Medicine.

Author of more than 170 peer-reviewed scientific publications.

She advocates for equity in health through the application of a sex- and gender-sensitive approach in research and clinical practice.