Clinical Epidemiology Unit
Director: Dr. Lorenzo Moja
Lorenzo Moja, Ph.D.
Lorenzo Moja is a clinical epidemiologist. His principal research interest involves knowledge transfer, namely, the development and evaluation of interventions aimed to facilitate the movement of science into clinical practice and health policy in order to ensure optimal payback from health care and research investments. He has conducted numerous systematic reviews and meta-analyses, including Cochrane reviews, of medical interventions across diverse medical specialties, including orthopaedics, physiotherapy, neurology, oncology, preventive and palliative medicine. He has also led knowledge transfer programs to evaluate point-of-care services (e.g. Clinical Evidence, UpToDate and Dynamed) for their editorial and evidence-based quality, and to disseminate evidence adopting new media technologies such as e-learning, point-of-care services, and computerized clinical decision support systems linked to electronic health records.
Gianola S, Frigerio P, Agostini M, Bolotta R, Castellini G, Corbetta D, Gasparini M, Gozzer P, Guariento E, Li LC, Pecoraro V, Sirtori V, Turolla A, Andreano A, Moja L. Completeness of Outcomes Description Reported in Low Back Pain Rehabilitation Interventions: A Survey of 185 Randomized Trials. Physiother Can. 2016;68(3):267-274.
Gianola S, Castellini G, Agostini M, Bolotta R, Corbetta D, Frigerio P, Gasparini M, Gozzer P, Guariento E, Li LC, Pecoraro V, Sirtori V, Turolla A, Andreano A, Moja L. Reporting of Rehabilitation Intervention for Low Back Pain in Randomized Controlled Trials: Is the Treatment Fully Replicable? Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2016 Mar;41(5):412-8.
Corbetta D, Sirtori V, Castellini G, Moja L, Gatti R. Constraint-induced movement therapy for upper extremities in people with stroke. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2015 Oct 8;(10):CD004433.
Monticone M, Ambrosini E, Cedraschi C, Rocca B, Fiorentini R, Restelli M, Gianola S, Ferrante S, Zanoli G, Moja L. Cognitive-behavioral Treatment for Subacute and Chronic Neck Pain: A Cochrane Review. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2015 Oct 1;40(19):1495-504.
Monticone M, Cedraschi C, Ambrosini E, Rocca B, Fiorentini R, Restelli M, Gianola S, Ferrante S, Zanoli G, Moja L. Cognitive-behavioural treatment for subacute and chronic neck pain. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2015 May 26;(5):CD010664.
Agostini M, Moja L, Banzi R, Pistotti V, Tonin P, Venneri A, Turolla A. Telerehabilitation and recovery of motor function: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Telemed Telecare. 2015 Jun;21(4):202-13.
Moja L, Kwag KH, Lytras T, Bertizzolo L, Brandt L, Pecoraro V, Rigon G, Vaona A, Ruggiero F, Mangia M, Iorio A, Kunnamo I, Bonovas S. Effectiveness of computerized decision support systems linked to electronic health records: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Am J Public Health. 2014 Dec;104(12):e12-22.
Gianola S, Gasparini M, Agostini M, Castellini G, Corbetta D, Gozzer P, Li LC, Sirtori V, Taricco M, Tetzlaff JM, Turolla A, Moher D, Moja L. Survey of the reporting characteristics of systematic reviews in rehabilitation. Phys Ther. 2013 Nov;93(11):1456-66.
Moja L, Piatti A, Pecoraro V, Ricci C, Virgili G, Salanti G, Germagnoli L, Liberati A, Banfi G. Timing matters in hip fracture surgery: patients operated within 48 hours have better outcomes. A meta-analysis and meta-regression of over 190,000 patients. PLoS One. 2012;7(10):e46175.
Moja L, Kwag KH. Point of care information services: a platform for self-directed continuing medical education for front line decision makers. Postgrad Med J. 2015 Feb;91(1072):83-91.