Paola De Castro

Director Scientific Communication Unit
Istituto Superiore di Sanita


Paola De Castro is Director of the Scientific Communications at the National Institute of Health in Italy (

  • She develops communication strategies, including publication of scientific journals and organization of events addressed to different stakeholders.
  • Paola carries on multidisciplinary research and training for public health, mainly focused on science communication, health equity, gender balance, health literacy, and scientific writing, with research partnerships in Europe, Latin America, and Africa.
  • She is actively involved in EASE, and currently Chair of the Italian Regional Chapter and Member (former Co-chair) of the EASE Gender Policy Committee producing the SAGER Guidelines.