Dr. Roberto Lucchini is a professor of Environmental Health Sciences at Florida International University’s Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work. Before FIU, Dr. Lucchini served as M.D. and Professor at the University of Brescia, Italy, until 2011. From 2012 to 2020, he was the Director of the Division of Occupational Medicine and the World Trade Center Data Center at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, NYC. He coordinated the health surveillance of the workers involved in the clean-up operations after 9/11 and is now leading studies about cognitive impacts and aging among them, and among veterans who were also exposed to chemicals and psychological trauma in war zones.
The 9/11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York resulted in the loss of 2,753 people in the Twin Towers and surrounding area. After the attack, more than 100,000 responders and recovery workers from every U.S. state — along with some 400,000 residents and other workers around ground zero — were exposed to […]