Francesco Petracca is a Junior Lecturer of the Government, Health & Not for Profit Knowledge Group at SDA Bocconi School of Management and Research Fellow at CERGAS (Centre for research on health and social care management) Bocconi. He is an Academic Fellow at the Department of Social and Political Science of Università Bocconi and Assistant to the Director of the Master of Science in Cyber Risk Strategy and Governance. At SDA Bocconi he was Teaching Assistant of the Master in Healthcare Management (MiMS).
His research activities focus on digital technologies in the health care sector, with a specific focus on mobile health and mHealth applications, their evaluation methodologies and their impact on chronic disease management. Other areas of interest include: institutional and organizational arrangements in the Italian National Health Service; community and primary care; disease management models. He is currently participating in the EU-funded project COMED EU-H2020. He is the author of several articles on his subjects of interest. His work has been published in BMJ Open, JMIR mHealth uHealth, BMC Nutrition, International Journal of Care Coordination, among others.
He earned an MSc in Economics and Management of Public Administration and International Institutions from Università Bocconi.