Raffaella Balocco Mattavelli

World Health Organization (WHO)
Group Lead, International Nonproprietary Name Programme
Dr. Raffaella Balocco is a pharmacist Doctor and has a PhD in Pharmacology. She worked at the "Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Researches" in Milan before joining the World Health Organization in 1993. From 1993 until 2001 she worked in the regulatory support Unit within WHO and travelled extensively all around the world. Since 2001 she has been the manager of the WHO International Nonproprietary Name (INN) Programme. Dr Balocco is the Secretary of the WHO INN Expert Committee. She is also member of a number of national and international bodies dealing with nomenclature of medicinal substances and has been lecturing in various universities all over the world the science of drug nomenclature.