Graziano Onder

Graziano Onder

Graziano Onder, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Geriatrics
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy


Graziano Onder has M.D. and Ph.D. degrees. He is a Geriatrician working as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Geriatrics of the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy. Dr. Onder has previously worked as Research Associate at the J. Paul Sticht Center on Aging, Wake Forest University, Winston Salem, NC, USA (2001-2002). He is Fellow of the European Academy for Medicine of Ageing. The main focuses of his research are pharmacoepidemiology in the elderly, including assessment of prevalence and risk factors for adverse drug reactions and inappropriate prescribing in the elderly, sarcopenia and its impact on clinical outcomes, and organizational characteristics of health care systems. He received grants from public and private institutions including the Italian Ministry of Health and the European Commission through the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7). In 2007, he was awarded by the Italian Ministry of Health for developing a set of criteria to assess quality of prescribing in older adults. Dr. Onder′s activities are documented by more than 150 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals, several book chapters, and numerous other publications.

Research Interest

Adverse Drug Reactions in the elderly
Physical performance and disability in the elderly
Health care systems
Consequences and determinants of sarcopenia