Technical Officer - Child and Adolescent Brain and Mental Health
World Health Organization
Department of Mental Health and Substance Use
Chiara is technical officer in WHO’s Department of Mental Health and Substance Use, Headquarters, acting as focal point for child and adolescent mental health. A child neuropsychiatrist by training, obtained an MPH at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and a PhD at the Universita’ of Modena.
Her work focuses on development of normative guidance and implementation tools for child and adolescent brain and mental health and providing technical advice to regions and countries.
She is WHO technical lead for the UNICEF WHO Joint Programme on mental health and psychosocial wellbeing and development of children and adolescents (2020-2030).
Prior to joining WHO Headquarters in 2010, she served the organization in the African and Eastern Mediterranean regions.