Assistant Professor  
Academic disciplines
Psichiatria (MED/25)


Francesco Bartoli (FB), MD, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in Psychiatry - RTDb (Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Milano-Bicocca) and a General Adult Psychiatry (Bassini Hospital, ASST Nord Milano). FB is author of several studies published in International Journals indexed in PubMed, Scopus, and Web of Science (most of them as a first and/or corresponding author). In 2018 he obtained the National Scientific Qualification – ASN for Associate Professor in the 06/D5 (Psychiatry) Academic Recruitment Field. In 2020 FB received the Brain Sciences Young Investigator Award for his research in biomarkers of severe mental disorders and psychopharmacology. For his reviewer activity, he received the 2018 and 2019 Publons/Web of Science Award as a Top 1 percent peer reviewer in Psychiatry and Psychology. FB has been board member of the Early Career Psychiatrists Section of the Italian Society of Psychiatry (SIP) for 10 years (2011-2021). In 2012 he has been Delegate of Italy at the European Forum of the European Federation of Psychiatry Trainees (EFPT). He is Associate Editor of "Psychiatry Research Case Reports", "BMC Psychiatry", and "Frontiers in Psychiatry", Academic Editor of "Perspectives in Psychiatric Care", Editorial Board Member of "Alpha Psychiatry", and Section Board Member of the "International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health". 


  • Cavaleri, D., Bartoli, F., Capogrosso, C., Guzzi, P., Moretti, F., Riboldi, I., et al. (2023). Blood concentrations of neopterin and biopterin in subjects with depression: A systematic review and meta-analysis. PROGRESS IN NEURO-PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY & BIOLOGICAL PSYCHIATRY, 120(10 January 2023) [10.1016/j.pnpbp.2022.110633]. Detail

  • Ostuzzi, G., Tedeschi, F., Bertolini, F., Cotugno, C., Aguglia, A., Bartoli, F., et al. (2023). Clinical trajectories of individuals with severe mental illness continuing and discontinuing long-acting antipsychotics: a one-year mirror-image analysis from the STAR Network Depot study. NPJ SCHIZOPHRENIA, 9(1) [10.1038/s41537-023-00342-3]. Detail

  • Cavaleri, D., Moretti, F., Bartoccetti, A., Mauro, S., Crocamo, C., Carrà, G., et al. (2023). The role of BDNF in major depressive disorder, related clinical features, and antidepressant treatment: Insight from meta-analyses. NEUROSCIENCE AND BIOBEHAVIORAL REVIEWS, 149(June 2023) [10.1016/j.neubiorev.2023.105159]. Detail

  • Bartoli, F., Cavaleri, D., Nasti, C., Palpella, D., Guzzi, P., Riboldi, I., et al. (2023). Long-acting injectable antipsychotics for the treatment of bipolar disorder: evidence from mirror-image studies. THERAPEUTIC ADVANCES IN PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY, 13(January-December 2023) [10.1177/20451253231163682]. Detail

  • Riboldi, I., Capogrosso, C., Piacenti, S., Calabrese, A., Lucini Paioni, S., Bartoli, F., et al. (2023). Mental Health and COVID-19 in University Students: Findings from a Qualitative, Comparative Study in Italy and the UK. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND PUBLIC HEALTH, 20(5) [10.3390/ijerph20054071]. Detail


Editorial boards

  • Associate Editor di rivista o collana editoriale - Psychiatry Research Case Reports, 2023
  • Associate Editor di rivista o collana editoriale - FRONTIERS IN PSYCHIATRY, 2022
  • Membro del Comitato Editoriale - PERSPECTIVES IN PSYCHIATRIC CARE, 2022
  • Membro del Comitato Editoriale - ALPHA PSYCHIATRY, 2021
  • Membro del Comitato Editoriale - BMC PSYCHIATRY, 2020
  • Guest Editor di rivista o collana editoriale - BRAIN SCIENCES, 2020