Monica Perracini

Professor at Universidade Cidade de São Paulo

Monica Perracini

Associate Professor at the Master’s and Doctoral Programs in Physical Therapy at City of São Paulo University and a Research Fellow in Gerontology at the University of Campinas in São Paulo. She has been working as a physiotherapist in caring for older people for more than twenty years in Brazil. The British Council sponsored her to attend a Short Course in Public Health Implications of Aging at the London School in the early nineties, and from that time on, she has been leading many studies regarding falls and fractures, frailty, balance, and mobility problems in older people.

She is the leader of a research network investigating trajectories of life-space mobility in older adults during the COVID-19 pandemic (Remobilize) and a co-leader in a network studying fall prevention and implementation strategies (PrevQuedas Brazil). She is a consultant for the Ageing and Health Unit at WHO on Long-term Care.

She is on the board of the Fragility Fracture Network Global and is engaged with the regionalization process of FFN in Latin America.


Countries Brazil;
Topics Healthcare access in LTC; LTC Policy; LTC Systems; Prevention and rehabilitation and LTC;
Methods Document analysis; Literature reviews and synthesis; Policy analysis;
Role Research;
Key publications

Perracini MR, Arias-Casais N, Thiyagarajan JA, Rapson C, Isaac V, Ullah S, Hyobum J, Sadana R, Han ZA. A Recommended Package of Long-Term Care Services to Promote Healthy Ageing Based on a WHO Global Expert Consensus Study. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2022 Feb;23(2):297-303.e14. doi: 10.1016/j.jamda.2021.12.019.

Arias-Casais N, Amuthavalli Thiyagarajan J, Rodrigues Perracini M, Park E, Van den Block L, Sumi Y, Sadana R, Banerjee A, Han ZA. What long-term care interventions have been published between 2010 and 2020? Results of a WHO scoping review identifying long-term care interventions for older people around the world. BMJ Open. 2022 Jan 31;12(1):e054492. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-054492.

Cesari M, Sumi Y, Han ZA, Perracini M, Jang H, Briggs A, Amuthavalli Thiyagarajan J, Sadana R, Banerjee A. Implementing care for healthy ageing. BMJ Glob Health. 2022 Feb;7(2):e007778. doi: 10.1136/bmjgh-2021-007778.

Beach B, Bélanger-Hardy L, Harding S, Rodrigues Perracini M, Garcia L, Tripathi I, Gillis M and Dow B (2022) Caring for the caregiver: Why policy must shift from addressing needs to enabling caregivers to flourish Front. Public Health 10:997981. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2022.997981.

Montero-Odasso M, van der Velde N, Martin FC, Petrovic M, Tan MP, Ryg J, Aguilar-Navarro S, Alexander NB, Becker C, Blain H, Bourke R, Cameron ID, Camicioli R, Clemson L, Close J, Delbaere K, Duan L, Duque G, Dyer SM, Freiberger E, Ganz DA, Gómez F, Hausdorff JM, Hogan DB, Hunter SMW, Jauregui JR, Kamkar N, Kenny RA, Lamb SE, Latham NK, Lipsitz LA, Liu-Ambrose T, Logan P, Lord SR, Mallet L, Marsh D, Milisen K, Moctezuma-Gallegos R, Morris ME, Nieuwboer A, Perracini MR, Pieruccini-Faria F, Pighills A, Said C, Sejdic E, Sherrington C, Skelton DA, Dsouza S, Speechley M, Stark S, Todd C, Troen BR, van der Cammen T, Verghese J, Vlaeyen E, Watt JA, Masud T; Task Force on Global Guidelines for Falls in Older Adults. World guidelines for falls prevention and management for older adults: a global initiative. Age Ageing. 2022 Sep 2;51(9):afac205. doi: 10.1093/ageing/afac205.