Meet the Editor: Giovanni Lodi

In this feature, we introduce you to Cochrane Oral Health's editor Professor Giovanni Lodi, an oral medicine specialist, who tells us a little about his involvement and interests - both inside and outside of Cochrane. 

Where do you currently work and what you do there?
I am a professor of oral medicine and evidence based dentistry at the Università degli Studi di Milano (Italy) where I enjoy spending my time with students, patients and colleagues.

Describe a typical day for you.
Every day is a different mix of clinic, teaching, studying, attending (too many) meetings, and a lot of time in front of the PC.

What prompted you to work in this area?
Its complexity.

What are the major challenges that still remain in your field?
We know definitively too little, it would be easier to list the few things we have (possibly) understood.

How did you first encounter Cochrane?
It was Alessando Liberati who introduced me to the Cochrane, we all miss him so much.

What is the most rewarding aspect of being involved with Cochrane?
The feeling that your research has a real impact on people's lives and colleagues' work.

Who (or what) has been the biggest influence on your career to date?
Every colleague and every patient and every student I met had an impact, one way or another.

What are three words you would associate with Cochrane?
Good, in progress, large (I used four!)

What do you do in your spare time?
I love to go to cinema (and film festivals), I have a large collection of comics, I spend time with people I care about, but also doing nothing is a good option for me.