- PROFESSOR Preventive Medicine
- PROFESSOR Medicine, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
MD, University of Brescia
Board Certification, University of Parma
Dr. Lucchini is Italian by birth and received his medical education in Italy. He received his M.D. degree from the University of Brescia in 1987. He concluded an internship and residency in Occupational Health at the University of Parma from 1988 to 1991. In 1991, Dr. Lucchini received his Certification of Specialization (Board Certification) in Occupational Medicine at the University of Parma.
Dr. Lucchini’s research is in occupational and environmental medicine. He is especially interested in the health effects of neurotoxic chemicals and the biological mechanisms by which metals, pesticides, solvents, persistent organic pollutants, particulate matter in the environment and workplace cause injury in the human nervous system.
Dr. Lucchini serves as joint principal investigator on a multi-institutional research project supported by an RO1 grant from NIEHS that is examining neurologic function in children exposed to ambient manganese. This investigation is based on an international consortium that includes the University of California at Santa Cruz, the Harvard School of Public Health, the School of Health Science at Purdue University, the University of Brescia and the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. the Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine funded
Lucchini R, Zimmerman N. Lifetime cumulative exposure as a threat for neurodegeneration: need for prevention strategies on a global scale. Neurotoxicology 2009 Nov; 30(6): 44-8.
Lucchini RG, Martin CJ, Doney BC. From manganism to manganese-induced parkinsonism: a conceptual model based on the evolution of exposure. Neuromolecular medicine 2009; 11(4): 311-21.
Albini E, Zoni S, Parrinello G, Benedetti L, Lucchini R. An integrated model for the assessment of stress-related risk factors in health care professionals. Industrial health 2011; 49(1): 15-23.
Borgese L, Zacco A, Pal S, Bontempi E, Lucchini R, Zimmerman N, Depero LE. A new non-destructive method for chemical analysis of particulate matter filters: the case of manganese air pollution in Vallecamonica (Italy). Talanta 2011 Mar; 84(1): 192-8.
Meyer-Baron M, Schäper M, Knapp G, Lucchini R, Albini E, Bast-Pettersen R, He S, Yuan H, Niu Q, Wang XL, Yang YJ, Iregren A, Sjögren B, Blond M, Laursen P, Netterstrom B, Mergler D, Bowler R, van Thriel C. Statistical means to enhance the comparability of data within a pooled analysis of individual data in neurobehavioral toxicology. Toxicology letters 2011 Oct; 206(2): 144-51.
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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