Dr Silvano Gallus is the Head of Laboratory of Lifestyle Epidemiology, Department of Environmental Health Sciences at Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche «Mario Negri». Since 1997, Dr. Gallus has been a researcher at the Department of Epidemiology of “Mario Negri” Institute and was in 2006 promoted to chief of the “Epidemiology for Clinical Research” Unit. In almost 20 years of experience in the field of epidemiology and public health, Dr. Gallus has gained wide knowledge and expertise in epidemiology, public health, biostatistics and computation, collaborating in various national and international projects. Since 2001, Dr. Gallus is responsible for the epidemiology of tobacco smoking in his Institute. He has therefore dealt with the monitoring of smoking prevalence and trends, their determinants and strategies to control tobacco in Italy and Europe. The productivity of Dr. Gallus’ research is documented by the publication of more than 240 publications, including more than 225 papers (h-index: 37 according to ISI web of knowledge) published in peer-reviewed journals.