I am a medical doctor born and raised in northern Italy. During my medical training, I had the chance to work on end of life care and the repercussions of taking care of a loved one suffering from a terminal condition as well as the coping strategies enacted by dying patients and survivors. I’ve also worked on coping strategies among patients affected by chronic diseases such as diabetes and obesity. I’ve always conducted my research at the crossroads of medicine, psychology, and social sciences; my aim is to bring my medical skills to the Holmes Lab and the Berkeley Center for Social Medicine and deepen my knowledge of the anthropological aspects of illness and sickness in both life-threatening and non-life threatening diseases, focusing on how social conditions and changes make people sick or affect illness.
M.D., School of Medicine and Surgery, University of Turin, Italy
Research Interests / Specializations:
Diabetes, Obesity, Diabetes Technology, Psychosomatic Medicine, Psychiatry. While I have done most of my research in Italy, I am embarking on projects in the U.S. and the Pacific Islands.
A. Bisio, E. Gamarra, G. Grassi “Coping strategies in type 1 diabetic patients on CSII treatment” 2018, under review
L. Barana, E. Gamarra, C. De Rossi, F. Broglio, S. Bertaina, A. Bisio, G. Grassi “Intensive treatment with continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion in type 1 diabetes: educational therapy role in metabolic control optimization” 2018, under review
E. Gamarra, G. Beccuti, A. Bisio, M. Valenzano, G. Grassi “Menstrual cyclicity, sleep quality and unplanned physical activity: glycemic response in women suffering from T1DM” GIDM 2017; 37:251-257
A. Bisio, E. Campos-Nanez, G. Grassi, P. Leombruni, E. Gamarra “Net glycemic variability and coping strategies: a possible relationship” poster, ATTD (Advanced Technologies and Treatments for Diabetes) 2017 conference, Paris