G. Barbati graduated in Statistics from University of Rome (1999) and obtained a PhD in Functional Neuroimaging from University of Chieti-Pescara (2007). Since 2019, she is Associate Professor in Medical Statistics at University of Trieste. She works on survival analysis methods and joint models for longitudinal and time-to-event data. Moreover, she is interested in statistical methods for exploiting informational content of health administrative data and in machine learning (ML) algorithms for risk prediction. She is working on the interpretability and causal issues in ML applications in health care. She is a fellow of the SISMEC (Italian Medical Statistics Society).