Livio Provenzi Researcher, PhD



I am a psychologist and researcher at the IRCCS Mondino Foundation in Pavia (PV, Italy). My research framework is in developmental psychobiology. The focus of my research projects is on the investigation of different omics associated with risk and protective factors involved in infants and children behavioral, socio-emotional and cognitive development. My current project is Preterm Behavioral Epigenetics, a prospective longitudinal study on the epigenetic marker of risk and protective care in very preterm infants.


The IRCCS Mondino Foundation is located in Northern Italy, south of Milan. Since 1973, the IRCCS Mondino Foundation is recognized by the Italian Ministry of Health for translational research in the field of nervous system diseases, neuroscience, and rehabilitation.


The basic question that moved me to pursue a career in research is "How the things that happen between us [interactions] become the things that happens inside of us [biology, neurology, genetics]. My research activity mainly focus on biomarkers of stress and protective care in infants and children at developmental risk or with neurological disabilities, with a special focus on early parent-infant interactions. This research is aimed at contributing contribute to the scientific community through basic and translational findings.