Federica Prinelli

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Prinelli F. received the PhD in Experimental and Clinical Nutrition (Nutrition Epidemiology), PhD School in Biochemical, Nutritional and Metabolic Sciences in 2015 and she graduated in Food and Human Nutrition (Nutrition Epidemiology) in 2011, at the University of Milan. Prinelli F. has been working at the ITB since 2008 and has been a researcher since 2019. She carries out research in the epidemiological field. Her research activity is mainly focused on designing, planning and implementing epidemiological observational and intervention studies; drafting of study protocols and technical reports; management and statistical analysis of the data collected through the use of advanced automatic calculation tools, and dissemination of the results. The main lines of research include: I) description and identification of the clinical, metabolic, environmental and lifestyle determinants underlying physio-pathological mechanisms of chronic diseases (metabolic disorders, obesity, cancer, cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases), respiratory disorders, brain ageing, and mortality; II) development and evaluation of the appropriateness and effectiveness of preventive and intervention strategies using ICT (eHealth) across different class of age; III) use of health information sources for the implementation of incidence and mortality studies; iv) research methodology in nutritional epidemiology, with a particular focus on how diet affects chronic diseases and mortality.

Prinelli F. is PI research project NutBrain (Ricerca finalizzata GR 2016-02361730), Lead Italian partner of the EU project PROMED-COG (GA N° 696295 of the EU Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme), and CO-PI of the project EPICOVID19.

Personal web site: https://www.nutbrain.it
Interest areas:

Epidemiology, nutrition, public health, chronic and respiratory diseases, brain ageing


Phone: 02 26422629
Skype: federica_p82
Pec: federicaprinelli@pec.it

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Google Scholar H-Index: 12
Scopus H-Index: 11
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International Summer School of Nutritional Epidemiology, Department of Epidemiology
German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam-Rehbru?cke (Germania)
Graduation date: 2015-08-15

Dottorato di Ricerca in Nutrizione Sperimentale e Clinica, Scuola di Dottorato in Scienze Biochimiche, Nutrizionali e Metaboliche, XXVII ciclo
Università degli Studi di Milano
Graduation date: 2015-02-26
Attendance time period: 10/2011 - 02/2015
Thesis: Diet and other lifestyles factors in adulthood and incidence of chronic diseases and mortality: a passive-case finding cohort study. Evaluation of the possible use of record linkage in the analysis of weak exposures.

Laurea Magistrale in Alimentazione e Nutrizione Umana (classe LM-61 Scienze della Nutrizione Umana). Curriculum Promozione della salute.
Interfacoltà di Medicina e Chirurgia e Scienze agrarie e alimentari - Università degli Studi di Milano



Curriculum Vitae

Research products

R.F. Townsend1, J.V. Woodside1,2, F. Prinelli3 and C.T. McEvoy1,2

Association between dietary patterns and neuroimaging markers: a systematic review

(2021) in Proceedings of the Nutrition Society (Online)
Trevisan, Caterina; Noale, Marianna; Prinelli, Federica; Maggi, Stefania; Sojic, Aleksandra; Di Bari, Mauro; Molinaro, Sabrina; Bastiani, Luca; Andrea Giacomelli, Andrea; Galli, Massimo; Adorni, Fulvio; Antonelli Incalzi, Raffaele; Pedone, Claudio

Age-Related Changes in Clinical Presentation of Covid-19: the EPICOVID19 Web-Based Survey

(2021) in European journal of internal medicine (Leic.)
Prinelli F; Bianchi F; Drago G; Ruggieri S; Sojic A; Jesuthasan N; Molinaro S; Bastiani L; Maggi S; Noale M; Galli M; Giacomelli A; Antonelli Incalzi R; Adorni F; Cibella F;

Association Between Smoking and SARS-CoV-2 Infection: Cross-sectional Study of the EPICOVID19 Internet-Based Survey.

(2021) in JMIR public health and surveillance Online
Marguerita Saadeh 1 2 , Federica Prinelli 3 4 , Davide L Vetrano 3 5 , Weili Xu 3 , Anna-Karin Welmer 3 6 , Serhiy Dekhtyar 3 , Laura Fratiglioni 3 7 , Amaia Calderón-Larrañaga 3

Mobility and muscle strength trajectories in old age: the beneficial effect of Mediterranean diet in combination with physical activity and social support

(2021) in The international journal of behavioural nutrition and physical activity (Online)
Liliana Cori, Olivia Curzio, Fulvio Adorni, Federica Prinelli, Marianna Noale, Caterina Trevisan, Loredana Fortunato, Andrea Giacomelli, Fabrizio Bianchi

Fear of COVID-19 for Individuals and Family Members: Indications from the National Cross-Sectional Study of the EPICOVID19 Web-Based Survey

(2021) in International journal of environmental research and public health (Online)
Bastiani L, Fortunato L, Pieroni S, Bianchi F, Adorni F, Prinelli F, Giacomelli A, Pagani G, Maggi S, Trevisan C, Noale M, Jesuthasan N, Sojic A, Pettenati C, Andreoni M, Antonelli Incalzi R, Galli M, Molinaro S.

Rapid COVID-19 Screening Based on Self-Reported Symptoms: Psychometric Assessment and Validation of the EPICOVID19 Short Diagnostic Scale

(2021) in JMIR. Journal of medical internet research
Silvia Conti, Elena Perdixi, Sara Bernini, Nithiya Jesuthasan, Chiara Crespi, Marco Severgnini, Fulvio Adorni, Federica Prinelli on behalf of the NutBrain Study group

Nutrition, gUT microbiota, and BRain AgINg (the NutBrain Study): rational, study design, and preliminary data.

(2021) ISEE Young Virtual Conference, Basel, Switzerland (Virtual Congress), 18-19 February, 2021
Fulvio Adorni, Federica Prinelli


(2021) CNR, Roma (Italia), 2021
Martin, Anne; Caon, Maurizio; Adorni, Fulvio; Andreoni, Giuseppe; Ascolese, Antonio; Atkinson, Sarah; Bul, Kim; Carrion, Carme; Castell, Conxa; Ciociola, Valentina; Condon, Laura; Espallargues, Mireia; Hanley, Janet; Jesuthasan, Nithiya; Lafortuna, Claudio L.; Lang, Alexandra; Prinelli, Federica; Puidomenech Puig, Elisa; Tabozzi, Sarah A.; McKinstry, Brian

A mobile phone intervention to improve obesity-related health behaviors of adolescents across Europe: Iterative co-design and feasibility study

(2020) in JMIR mhealth and uhealth
Federica Prinelli, Nithiya Jesuthasan, Marco Severgnini, Massimo Musicco, Fulvio Adorni, Maria Lea Correa Leite, Chiara Crespi, Sara Bernini.

Exploring the relationship between Nutrition, gUT microbiota, and BRain AgINg in community-dwelling seniors: the Italian NutBrain population-based cohort study protocol

(2020) in BMC geriatrics (Online)
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