Research fellow

Dr. Federica Pisa

Curriculum vitae

  • since January 2017 Research Associate at the Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology - BIPS
  • December 2006 – December 2016 Senior Research Epidemiologist, Institute of Hygiene and Clinical Epidemiology, University Hospital of Udine, Udine, Italy
  • 2007-2008 Master in Medical Statistics and Statistical Methods in Epidemiology, University of Milano, Milano, Italy
  • 2002 – November 2006 Epidemiologist, Friuli Venezia Giulia Regional Public Health Authority, Udine, Italy
  • 1997 – 2001 Specialist in Hygiene and Preventive Medicine, concentration epidemiology, University of Udine, Udine, Italy
  • 08 November 1996 Doctor of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Udine, Udine, Italy

Research interests

  • Pharmacoepidemiology
  • Neuroepidemiology
  • Use of secondary data in epidemiology and validation studies

Memberships

Projects

Selected publications

  • Articles with peer-review

  • Aprile G, Casagrande M, De Maglio G, Fontanella C, Rihawi K, Bonotto M, Pisa F, Tuniz F, Pizzolitto S, Fasola G. Comparison of the molecular profile of brain metastases from colorectal cancer and corresponding primary tumors. Future Oncology. 2017;13(2):135-144.
    https://dx.doi.org/10.2217/fon-2016-0196
  • Villanueva CM, Gracia-Levedan E, Bosetti C, Righi E, Molina AJ, Martín V, Boldo E, Aragones N, Perez-Gomez B, Pollan M, Acebo IG, Altzibar JM, Zabala AJ, Ardanaz E, Peiró R, Tardón A, Chirlaque MD, Tavani A, Polesel J, Serraino D, Pisa F, Castaño-Vinyals G, Espinosa A, Espejo-Herrera N, Palau M, Moreno V, La Vecchia C, Aggazzotti G, Nieuwenhuijsen MJ, Kogevinas M. Colorectal cancer and long-term exposure to trihalomethanes in drinking water: A multicenter case-control study in Spain and Italy. Environmental Health Perspectives. 2017;125(1):56-65.
    https://dx.doi.org/10.1289/EHP155
  • Cosano G, Giangreco M, Ussai S, Giorgini T, Biasutti E, Barbone F, Pisa F, Group for the Study of Medication Use in Centres for Post-acute Brain Injury Rehabilitation. Polypharmacy and the use of medications in inpatients with acquired brain injury during post-acute rehabilitation: A cross-sectional study. Brain Injury. 2016;30(3):353-362.
    https://dx.doi.org/10.3109/02699052.2015.1118767
  • Espejo-Herrera N, Gracia-Levedan E, Boldo E, Aragones N, Perez-Gomez B, Pollan M, Molina AJ, Fernández T, Martín V, La Vecchia C, Bosetti C, Tavani A, Polesel J, Serraino D, Gómez Acebo I, Altzibar JM, Ardanaz E, Burgui R, Pisa F, Fernández-Tardón G, Tardón A, Perió R, Navarro C, Castaño-Vinyals G, Moreno V, Righi E, Aggazzotti G, Basagaña X, Nieuwenhuijsen MJ, Kogevinas M, Villanueva CM. Colorectal cancer risk and nitrate exposure through drinking water and diet. International Journal of Cancer. 2016;139(2):334-346.
    https://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ijc.30083
  • Pisa F, Logroscino G, Giacomelli Battiston P, Barbone F. Hospitalizations due to respiratory failure in patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and their impact on survival: A population-based cohort study. BMC Pulmonary Medicine. 2016;16:136.
    https://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12890-016-0297-y
  • Rosato V, Tavani A, Gracia-Levedan E, Guinó E, Castaño-Vinyals G, Villanueva CM, Kogevinas M, Polesel J, Serraino D, Pisa F, Barbone F, Moreno V, La Vecchia C, Bosetti C. Type 2 diabetes, antidiabetic medications, and colorectal cancer risk: Two case-control studies from Italy and Spain. Frontiers in Oncology. 2016;6:210.
    https://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fonc.2016.00210
  • Sponga S, Travaglini C, Pisa F, Piani D, Guzzi G, Nalli C, Spagna E, Tursi V, Livi U. Does psychosocial compliance have an impact on long-term outcome after heart transplantation? European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery. 2016;49(1):64-72.
    https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ejcts/ezv120
  • De Maglio G, Casagrande M, Guardascione M, Fontanella C, Lutrino SE, Rihawi K, Pisa F, Tuniz F, Fasola G, Pizzolitto S, Aprile G. MGMT promoter methylation status in brain metastases from colorectal cancer and corresponding primary tumors. Future Oncology. 2015;11(8):1201-1209.
    https://dx.doi.org/10.2217/fon.15.2
  • Foltran L, De Maglio G, Pella N, Ermacora P, Aprile G, Masiero E, Giovannoni M, Iaiza E, Cardellino GG, Lutrino SE, Mazzer M, Giangreco M, Pisa F, Pizzolitto S, Fasola G. Prognostic role of KRAS, NRAS, BRAF and PIK3CA mutations in advanced colorectal cancer. Future Oncology. 2015;11(4):629-640.
    https://dx.doi.org/10.2217/fon.14.279
  • Lettieri C, Rinaldo S, Devigili G, Pisa F, Mucchiut M, Belgrado E, Mondani M, D'Auria S, Ius T, Skrap M, Eleopra R. Clinical outcome of deep brain stimulation for dystonia: Constant-current or constant-voltage stimulation? A non-randomized study. European Journal of Neurology. 2015;22(6):919-926.
    https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ene.12515
  • Lutrino SE, Bergamo F, Schirripa M, Rosati G, Avallone A, Giampieri R, Cordio S, Berretta M, Llimpe FR, Pisa F, Lonardi S, Loupakis F, Fasola G, Aprile G. Bevacizumab and first-line chemotherapy for older patients with advanced colorectal cancer: Final results of a community-based observational Italian study. Anticancer Research. 2015;35(4):2391-2399.
  • Pisa F, Casetta A, Clagnan E, Michelesio E, Vecchi Brumatti L, Barbone F. Medication use during pregnancy, gestational age and date of delivery: Agreement between maternal self-reports and health database information in a cohort. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. 2015;15:310.
    https://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12884-015-0745-3
  • Pisa F, Cosano G, Giangreco T, Giorgini T, Biasutti F, Barbone F, Group for the Study of Medication Use in Centres for Post-acute Brain Injury Rehabilitation. Prescribing practice and off-label use of psychotropic medications in post-acute brain injury rehabilitation centres: A cross-sectional survey. Brain Injury. 2015;29(4):508-516.
    https://dx.doi.org/10.3109/02699052.2014.992474
  • Pisa F, Logroscino G, Casetta A, Cecotti L, Verriello L, Bratina A, Sartori A, Lazzarino de Lorenzo L, Eleopra R, Barbone F. The use of antidepressant medication before and after the diagnosis of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: A population-based cohort study. Neuroepidemiology. 2015;44(2):91-98.
    https://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000374119
  • Ussai S, Miceli L, Pisa F, Bednarova R, Giordano A, Della Rocca G, Petelin R. Impact of potential inappropriate NSAIDs use in chronic pain. Drug Design, Development and Therapy. 2015;9:2073-2077.
    https://dx.doi.org/10.2147/DDDT.S80686
  • Bonotto M, Gerratana L, Poletto E, Driol P, Giangreco M, Russo S, Minisini AM, Andreetta C, Mansutti M, Pisa F, Fasola G, Puglisi F. Measures of outcome in metastatic breast cancer: Insights from a real-world scenario. The Oncologist. 2014;19(6):608-615.
    https://dx.doi.org/10.1634/theoncologist.2014-0002
  • Cecchi M, Messina P, Airoldi L, Pupillo E, Bandettini di Poggio M, Calvo A, Filosto M, Lunetta C, Mandrioli J, Pisa F, Pastorelli R, Beghi E, EURALS Consortium. Plasma amino acids patterns and age of onset of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degeneration. 2014;15(5-6):371-375.
    https://dx.doi.org/10.3109/21678421.2014.920032
  • Foltran L, Aprile G, Pisa F, Ermacora P, Pella N, Iaiza E, Poletto E, Lutrino SE, Mazzer M, Giovannoni M, Cardellino GG, Puglisi F, Fasola G. Risk of unplanned visits for colorectal cancer outpatients receiving chemotherapy: A case-crossover study. Supportive Care in Cancer. 2014;22(9):2527-2533.
    https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00520-014-2234-z
  • Llop S, Engström K, Ballester F, Franforte E, Alhamdow A, Pisa F, Tratnik JS, Mazej D, Murcia M, Rebagliato M, Bustamante M, Sunyer J, Sofianou-Katsoulis A, Prasouli A, Antonopoulou E, Antoniadou I, Nakou S, Barbone F, Horvat M, Broberg K. Polymorphisms in ABC transporter genes and concentrations of mercury in newborns: Evidence from two Mediterranean birth cohorts. PLOS ONE. 2014;9(5):e97172.
    https://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0097172
  • Pisa F, Biasutti E, Drigo D, Barbone F. The prevalence of vegetative and minimally conscious states: A systematic review and methodological appraisal. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation. 2014;29(4):E23-E30.
    https://dx.doi.org/10.1097/HTR.0b013e3182a4469f
  • Castellsague J, Pisa F, Rosolen V, Drigo D, Riera-Guardia N, Giangreco M, Clagnan E, Tosolini F, Zanier L, Barbone F, Perez-Gutthan S. Risk of upper gastrointestinal complications in a cohort of users of nimesulide and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italy. Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety. 2013;22(4):365-375.
    https://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pds.3385
  • Pisa F, Castellsagué J, Drigo D, Riera-Guardia N, Giangreco M, Rosolen V, Clagnan E, Zanier L, Perez-Gutthan S, Barbone F. Accuracy of International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision, Clinical Modification codes for upper gastrointestinal complications varied by position and age: A validation study in a cohort of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs users in Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italy. Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety. 2013;22(11):1195-1204.
    https://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pds.3504
  • Book chapters

  • Fourrier-Reglat A, Klungel O, Pisa F. Comparative effectiveness research. In: The European Network of Centres for Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacovigilance (ENCePP), editors. Guide on methodological standards in pharmacoepidemiology. Revision 5. London; 2016. S. 42-45.
    http://www.encepp.eu/standards_and_guidances/methodologicalGuide.shtml
  • Klungel O, Pisa F. Effect modification. In: The European Network of Centres for Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacovigilance (ENCePP), editors. Guide on methodological standards in pharmacoepidemiology. Revision 5. London; 2016. S. 27-28.
    http://www.encepp.eu/standards_and_guidances/methodologicalGuide.shtml

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Teaching

School of Physiotherapy, University of Udine Epidemiology
School of Health Professions of Prevention Sciences, University of Udine and Trieste Epidemiology
Postgraduate School in Hygiene and Preventive Medicine, University of Udine Epidemiology
School of Biotechnology, University of Udine Hygiene

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