Roberto Lucchini, MD
- PROFESSOR | Environmental Medicine & Public Health
- PROFESSOR | Medicine, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Since 2012 Dr. Lucchini has been Director of the Division of Occupational Medicine, Professor of Medicine, Director of the World Trade Center, Data Center and Director of NIOSH Education and Research Center for New York and New Jersey. He is also Associate Professor at the University of Brescia, Italy, Division of Occupational Medicine.
His research is mainly focused on the health effects of neurotoxic chemicals and the biological mechanisms by which metals, persistent organic pollutants, particulate matter in the environment and workplace cause injury in the human nervous system. Dr. Lucchini and his team have developed quantitative, state-of-the-art testing methodologies and advanced computerized instruments 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 European and US based funding.
New research topics in the New York Metropolitan Area are focused on the assessment of health outcomes among the World Trade Center responders who were exposed to a variety of chemical hazards and psychological trauma at Ground Zero. Further work convers metal exposed welders, "sandhog" tunnel workers exposed to silica, and transportation workers and community exposed to diesel.
MD, University of Brescia
Board Certification, University of Parma
Stein CR, Wallenstein S, Shapiro M, Hashim D, Moline JM, Udasin I, Crane MA, Luft BJ, Lucchini RG, Holden WL. Mortality among World Trade Center rescue and recovery workers, 2002-2011. American journal of industrial medicine 2016 Feb; 59(2).
Freund A, Zuckerman N, Luo H, Hsu HH, Lucchini R. Diesel and silica monitoring at two sites following hurricane sandy. Journal of occupational and environmental hygiene 2014 Sep; 11(9).
Lucchini RG, London L. Global occupational health: current challenges and the need for urgent action. Annals of Global Health 2014 Jul-Aug; 80(4): 251-6.
Lucchini RG, Guazzetti S, Zoni S, Benedetti C, Fedrighi C, Peli M, Donna F, Bontempi E, Borgese L, Micheletti S, Ferri R, Marchetti S, Smith DR. Neurofunctional dopaminergic impairment in elderly after lifetime exposure to manganese. Neurotoxicology 2014 May;.
Solan S, Wallenstein S, Shapiro M, Teitelbaum SL, Stevenson L, Kochman A, Kaplan J, Dellenbaugh C, Kahn A, Biro FN, Crane M, Crowley L, Gabrilove J, Gonsalves L, Harrison D, Herbert R, Luft B, Markowitz SB, Moline J, Niu X, Sacks H, Shukla G, Udasin I, Lucchini RG, Boffetta P, Landrigan PJ. Cancer incidence in world trade center rescue and recovery workers, 2001-2008. Environmental health perspectives 2013 Jun; 121(6).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jiang J, Icitovic N, Crane MA, Dasaro CR, Kaplan JR, Lucchini RG, Luft BJ, Moline JM, Pendem L, Shapiro M, Udasin IG, Todd AC, Teitelbaum SL. Sex differences in asthma and gastroesophageal reflux disease incidence among the World Trade Center Health Program General Responder Cohort. American journal of industrial medicine 2016 Sep; 59(9).
Icitovic N, Onyebeke LC, Wallenstein S, Dasaro CR, Harrison D, Jiang J, Kaplan JR, Lucchini RG, Luft BJ, Moline JM, Pendem L, Shapiro M, Udasin IG, Todd AC, Teitelbaum SL. The association between body mass index and gastroesophageal reflux disease in the World Trade Center Health Program General Responder Cohort. American journal of industrial medicine 2016 Sep; 59(9).
Hashim D, Manczuk M, Holcombe R, Lucchini R, Boffetta P. Cancer mortality disparities among New York City's Upper Manhattan neighborhoods. European journal of cancer prevention : the official journal of the European Cancer Prevention Organisation (ECP) 2016 Apr;.
Napier CO, Mbadugha O, Bienenfeld LA, Doucette JT, Lucchini R, Luna-Sánchez S, de la Hoz RE. Obesity and weight gain among former World Trade Center workers and volunteers. Archives of environmental & occupational health 2016 Jun;.
Onyebeke LC, Papazaharias DM, Freund A, Dropkin J, McCann M, Sanchez SH, Hashim D, Meyer JD, Lucchini RG, Zuckerman NC. Access to properly fitting personal protective equipment for female construction workers. American journal of industrial medicine 2016 Jun;.