Alfredo Morabia

Alfredo Morabia

Alfredo Morabia

Professor of Clinical


New York NY USA 10032

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Alfredo Morabia, MD, was board certified in Internal Medicine at the University Hospital of Geneva, where he specialized in Occupational Medicine. He practiced both in Switzerland and Italy, before receiving a PhD in Epidemiology and an MHS in Biostatistics from the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health. Dr. Morabiz returned to Switzerland and served as professor and head of the division of Clinical Epidemiology at the University Hospitals of Geneva from 1990 to January 2006. He is currently professor of Epidemiology at the Mailman School of Public Health and at Queens College, City University of New York.



PhD, 1989, Johns Hopkins University
MPH, 1987, Johns Hopkins University

Editorial Boards

Editor, Preventive Medicine

Additional Affiliations

Professor of Epidemiology, Queens College of City University of New York

Areas of Expertise

History of Public Health

Select Publications

Morabia, A Pierre-Charles-Alexandre Louis and the evaluation of bloodletting Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine 99 158-160 2000

Morabia, A Ferrara 1855: cholera without epidemiology European Journal of Epidemiology 18(7) 595-597 2003

Morabia, A, and Rochat, T Reproducibility of Louis definition of pneumonia. (Letter Lancet 358 1188 2001

Morabia, A In defense of Pierre Louis who pioneered the epidemiological approach to good medicine Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 62 1-4 2009

Morabia, A Epidemiology and bacteriology in 1900: who is the handmaid of whom? Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 52 617-618 1998

Morabia, A Joseph Goldberger's research on the prevention of pellagra Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine 101 566-568 2008

Morabia, A Epidemiologic interactions, complexity and the lonesome death of Max von Pettenkofer. American Journal of Epidemiology 166 1233-8 2007

Morabia, A, Ahrens, W and Pigeot, I (editors) History of Epidemiologic Methods and Concepts. In Handbook of Epidemiology (in press) Springer Berlin 2011

Holland, WW (editor) The Development of Modern Epidemiology Oxford University Press New York 17-30 2007

Morabia, A, and Guthold, R Wilhelm Weinberg's 1913 large retrospective cohort study: a rediscovery American Journal of Epidemiology 165 727-733 2007

Morabia, A Re: Winkelstein W, Jr. (2006) Janet Elizabeth Lane-Claypon: a forgotten epidemiologic pioneer. Epidemiology 17:705 Epidemiology 18 413 2007

Morabia, A Claude Bernard was a 19th century proponent of medicine based on evidence Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 59 1150-1154 2006

Ahrens, W, and Pigeot, I (editors) Handbook of Epidemiology Springer Berlin 2011

Morabia, A (editor) History of epidemiologic methods and concepts Birkhauser Switzerland 2004

Morabia A Janet Lane-Claypon – Interphase epitome Epidemiology 21 573-576 2010

Morabia, A Pierre-Charles-Alexandre Louis and the birth of clinical epidemiology Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 49 1327-1333 1996

Morabia, A Patterns of epidemics of infectious diseases in the Chinese Empire (243 BC and 1911 AD): Quantitative analysis of a unique but neglected catalogue Epidemiology and Infection 137 1361-1368 2009

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