Anna is Affiliate Professor of Government, Health and Not for Profit at SDA Bocconi School of Management and Assistant Professor of Business Administration and Management at University of Milan.
Her collaboration with SDA Bocconi began in 2005. At SDA Bocconi, she is Director of the Network of the Directors of Public Healthcare Organizations (Network DASP) and Director of the executive program on "Hospital Management". She is also researcher at CeRGAS. She conducted research and training projects in several public and private healthcare organizations in the Italian NHS.
Her research interests focus on healthcare management, in particular: strategic planning, strategic control systems, performance management systems; organizational models and structures, organizational development and change management, with a focus on new models for hospital process-oriented and patient-centered, and hospital networks; organizational cultures; operations management and patient flow logistics; governance and involvement of clinicians into management. She won numerous awards for her research activity: “Best International Paper” Award – Health Care Management division, Academy of Management Meeting at Boston in 2012; the ScienceDirect top 25 list of most downloaded articles of Value in Health in 2013; the Excellence for research CERGAS in 2014 and 2016; the “Best paper award in Health Care Management 2015” from Italian Health Economics Associations (AIES) and Farmafactoring Foundation in 2016; the 1° place in poster session, XXI National Conference SOPSI in 2017.
She is author of more than 60 books and articles and she has presented more than 20 papers at international and national conferences. Her scientific papers have been published in Health Care Management Review, Health Policy, Value in Health, Journal of Healthcare Management, International Journal of Public Sector Management, among others. She is member of editorial board of Mecosan, the Italian quarterly of healthcare management and economics, and she is Editorial Administrator of the journal Health Service Management Research. She is also referee for many journals in the field. In 2013 she has been visiting professor at University of Toronto – Institute for Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (IHPME). In 2015 she earned the Italian National Academic Qualification as Associate Professor for Management studies. As a business expert, she is frequently interviewed for important Italian magazines.
Anna earned a Degree in Management of Public Administration and Supranational Organization from Bocconi University in 2005 and a Ph.D. in Healthcare Economics and Management from "Magna Graecia" University in Catanzaro in 2010.