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Roberto Lucchini

  • PROFESSOR Preventive Medicine
  • PROFESSOR Medicine, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
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  • MD, University of Brescia
    Occupational Medicine

  • Board Certification, University of Parma
    Occupational Medicine


    Dr. Lucchini is Italian by birth and received his medical education in Italy.  He received his M.D. degree from the University of Brescia, Italy in 1987.  He concluded an internship and residency in Occupational Health at the University of Parma, Italy from 1988 to 1991. In 1991, Dr. Lucchini received his Certification of Specialization (Board Certification) in Occupational Medicine at the University of Parma. 

    To support this highly interdisciplinary research which bridges the gap between toxicology and epidemiology, Dr. Lucchini and his team have developed quantitative, state-of-the-art testing methodologies and advanced computerized instruments that enable them to assess an array of neurological functions including cognitive, motor, behavioral and sensory functions. He and his team have conducted studies in occupational groups, children and elderly. With support from the Italian National Fund, the European Union and NIEHS. the Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine funded


Borgese L, Salmistraro M, Gianoncelli A, Zacco A, Lucchini R, Zimmerman N, Pisani L, Siviero G, Depero LE, Bontempi E. Airborne particulate matter (PM) filter analysis and modeling by total reflection X-ray fluorescence (TXRF) and X-ray standing wave (XSW). Talanta 2012 Jan; 89: 99-104.

Lucchini RG, Guazzetti S, Zoni S, Donna F, Peter S, Zacco A, Salmistraro M, Bontempi E, Zimmerman NJ, Smith DR. Tremor, olfactory and motor changes in Italian adolescents exposed to historical ferro-manganese emission. Neurotoxicology 2012 Jan; 33(4): 687-96.

Lucchini RG, Riva MA, Sironi VA, Porro A. Torvis oculis: Occupational roots of behavioral neurotoxicology in the last two centuries and beyond. Neurotoxicology 2012 Jan; 33(4): 652-9.

Rentschler G, Covolo L, Ahmadi Haddad A, Lucchini RG, Zoni S, Broberg K. ATP13A2 (PARK9) polymorphisms influence the neurotoxic effects of manganese. Neurotoxicology 2012 Jan; 33(4): 697-702.

Bal-Price AK, Coecke S, Costa L, Crofton KM, Fritsche E, Goldberg A, Grandjean P, Lein PJ, Li A, Lucchini R, Mundy WR, Padilla S, Persico AM, Seiler AE, Kreysa J. Advancing the science of developmental neurotoxicity (DNT): testing for better safety evaluation. ALTEX 2012; 29(2): 202-215.

Zoni S, Bonetti G, Lucchini R. Olfactory functions at the intersection between environmental exposure to manganese and Parkinsonism. Journal of trace elements in medicine and biology : organ of the Society for Minerals and Trace Elements (GMS) 2012 Jun; 26(2-3): 179-82.

Braun JM, Lucchini R, Bellinger DC, Hoffman E, Nazzaro M, Smith DR, Wright RO. Predictors of virtual radial arm maze performance in adolescent Italian children. Neurotoxicology 2012 Jul;.

Fox DA, Lucchini R, Aschner M, Chen J, Anger WK, Kim EA, Boyes WK, Llorens J. Local effects and global impact in neurotoxicity and neurodegeneration: The Xi'an International Neurotoxicology Conference. Neurotoxicology 2012 Aug; 33(4): 629-30.

Lucchini RG, Dorman DC, Elder A, Veronesi B. Neurological impacts from inhalation of pollutants and the nose-brain connection. Neurotoxicology 2012 Dec; 33: 838-41.

Lucchini RG, Zoni S, Guazzetti S, Bontempi E, Micheletti S, Broberg K, Parrinello G, Smith DR. Inverse association of intellectual function with very low blood lead but not with manganese exposure in Italian adolescents. Environmental research 2012 Oct; 118.

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Dr. Lucchini did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2012 and/or 2013: consulting, scientific advisory board, industry-sponsored lectures, service on Board of Directors, participation on industry-sponsored committees, equity ownership valued at greater than 5% of a publicly traded company or any value in a privately held company. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

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