Emanuela Appetiti graduated in Sociology, with a specialization in Ethno-Anthropology, at La Sapienza University (Rome, Italy, 1987).
She gained experience and professional expertise in public and media relations as press officer and client liaison at the auction house Christie’s Italy in Rome. Fluent in Italian (mother tongue), English, French, and Spanish, she is a member of the editorial board of several international scientific journals, and the editor of the quarterly e-newsletter of the International Society for the History of Medicine.
She is the President and CEO of the Institute for the Preservation of Medical Traditions (Washington, DC, USA), which she founded in 2007 with Alain Touwaide, with whom she has been sharing a nomadic life and a passion for science for the past 25 years.
When not doing research abroad, they live in the United States, mostly in Washington, DC, and in Los Angeles.