Dr. Roberto Lucchini is a professor of Environmental Health Sciences at Florida International University’s Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work. Before FIU, Dr. Lucchini served as M.D. and Professor at the University of Brescia, Italy, until 2011. From 2012 to 2020, he was the Director of the Division of Occupational Medicine and the World Trade Center Data Center at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, NYC. He coordinated the health surveillance of the workers involved in the clean-up operations after 9/11 and is now leading studies about cognitive impacts and aging among them.
"We have no choice but to take direct action to put our bodies on the line because petitions, sign-waving, and chanting—we tried that for the past 50 years and it hasn't worked, and we're out of time," said one arrested activist.