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Professoressa Ordinaria





-graduated in Medicine (1989)
-specialization in Psychiatry (honours) (1993)
-PhD in Psychiatric Sciences (1998)
-Master of Science in Genetic Epidemiology (2003)
-Researcher in Psychiatry at the Department of Neurosciences, University of Padova (2004-2010)
-Associate Professor in Psychiatry at Department of Neurosciences, University of Padova (2010-2016)
-Full Professor in Psychiatry at Department of General Psychology, University of Padova (2016-2017)
-Full Professor in Psychiatry at Department of Neurosciences, University of Padova (2017 to date)
-Teaching at the School of Medicine, School of Dietetics, School of Psychology and in the Postgraduate (Specialization) Schools of Psychiatry, Neurology and Community Medicine.
-Director of the Postgraduate School of Psychiatry at University of Padova
-Member of the European Council for Eating Disorders, Academy for Eating Disorders, Eating Disorders Research Society
-Associate Editor of the international peer-reviewed journals: BMC Psychiatry, European Eating Disorders Review
-Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Eating and Weight Disorders, International Journal of Eating Disorders, and the European Journal of Psychotraumatology
-Reviewer of many national and international journals
-Invited lectures in many national and international meetings
-Author of more than 100 paper published by peer-reviewed international journals, and of more than 200 other publications, such as books, chapters, papers in Italian journals, and abstracts.
-Total impact factor (ISI 2016)= 443 (on average 4.3 per paper)
-H index: 29 (Scopus), 26 (ISI)





TENCONI E., et al. (2010) Set-shifting abilities, central coherence, and handedness in anorexia nervosa patients, their unaffected siblings and healthy controls: exploring putative endophenotypes. World Journal of Biological Psychiatry, 11, 813-823
GALDERISI S., et al. (2011) Neurocognitive functioning in bulimia nervosa: the role of neuroendocrine, personality and clinical aspects. Psychological Medicine, 41, 839-848
FAVARO A. et al. (2011) Posttraumatic stress disorder and depression in heart transplantation recipients: the relationship with outcome and adhrence to medical treatment. Gen Hosp Psychiatry 33, 1-7.
FAVARO A. et al. (2011) In utero exposure to virus infections and the risk of developing anorexia nervosa. Psychological Medicine, 41, 2193-2199.
FAVARO A. et al. (2011) Perinatal complications in unaffected sisters of anorexia nervosa patients: testing a covariation model between genetic and environmental factors. European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience, 261, 391-396
FAVARO A. et al (2012) Disruption of visuospatial and somatosensory functional connectivity in anorexia nervosa. Biological Psychiatry, 72(10):864-70.
FAVARO A, et al. (2012) Catechol-O-methyltransferase genotype modifies executive functioning and prefrontal functional connectivity in women with anorexia nervosa. Journal of Psychiatry Neuroscience, 37(6):120068.
CITTON V, et al. (2013) Brain involvement in Alstrom syndrome. Orphanet J Rare Dis. 2013 Feb 13;8:24. doi: 10.1186/1750-1172-8-24.
FAVARO A. (2013) Brain development and neurocircuit modeling are the interface between genetic/enviromental risk factors and eating disorders. A commentary on Keel & Forney and Friederich et al. Int J Eating Disord 46, 443-6
BORASKA V, et al (2014) A genome-wide association study of anorexia nervosa. Molecular Psychiatry, 19(10): 1085-1094
MANARA R, et al. Brain changes in Kallmann syndrome. Am J Neuroradiology, 2014, 35(9): 1700-1706
HUCKINS et al. (2014) Using ancestry-informative markers to identify fine structure across 15 populations of European origin. Eur J Hum Genet. 2014 Feb 19. doi: 10.1038/ejhg.2014.1.
TENCONI E, et al. (2015) Obstetric complications and the risk of developing eating disorders: a replications study. Int J Eating Disord, 48:424-30
FAVARO A, et al. (2014) Neural signatures of the interaction between 5-HTTLPR genotype and stressful life events in healthy women. Psychiatry Research Neuroimaging, 223(2), 157-163.
FAVARO A, et al. (2014) Effects of obstetric complications on volume and functional connectivity of striatum in anorexia nervosa patients. Int J Eating Disord, 47(7), 686-695.
FAVARO A, et al (2015) Neural correlates of prenatal stress in young women. Psychological Medicine 45, 2533-2543.
FAVARO A, et al. (2015) Gyrification brain abnormalities as predictors of outcome in anorexia nervosa. Human Brain Mapping 36(12):5113-22.
SOLMI M, et al. (2016) Serotonin transporter gene polymorphism in eating disorders. World Journal of Biological Psychiatry, in press
Solmi M., et al. (2016) Bone mineral density, osteoporosis, and fractures among people with eating disorders: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica 133(5):341-51
SCHMIDT U, et al (2016) Eating disorders: the big issue. Lancet Psychiatry 3:313-5.
Frank, FAVARO et al (2018) Toward valid and reliable brain imaging results in eating disorders. Int J Eat Disord. 2018

Research Area

Neuroscience of psychiatric disorders: neuropsychological and neural correlates.
Eating disorders: epidemiology, clinical characteristics, outcome, treatment and eziopathogenesis.