31 October 2019


Ιατρός, Παιδίατρος, Καθηγήτρια Υγιεινής και Επιδημιολογίας, Εργαστήριο Υγιεινής, Επιδημιολογίας και Ιατρικής Στατιστικής, Ιατρική Σχολή, ΕΚΠΑ

Short CV

Vassiliki Benetou is Professorof Hygiene and Epidemiology at the Department of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, of the School of Medicine at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA), Greece. She is a registered Pediatrician. She earned a Master of Science Degree in Epidemiology from Harvard School of Public Health and completed her PhD in Epidemiology at Athens Medical School. She has actively participated in many multi-centered European research projects, among which the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) study, EPIC-Elderly, EPIC-Elderly- NAH, EUROSTROKE, Promotion of Breastfeeding in Europe, EURRECA (EURopean micronutrient RECommendations Aligned), SPAN (Science for Prevention Academic Network) and CHANCES, as well as, in national research projects in the sector of public health and epidemiology. She teaches Epidemiology- Research Methodology and Preventive Medicine to undergraduate medical students of Athens Medical School and post-graduate students of Athens Medical School and the School of Nursing of NKUA, of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the National School of Public Health.

She served as Deputy Director of the Postgraduate program «Epidemiology – Research Methodology in Biomedical sciences, clinical practice and public health», run by the Dept. of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, at Athens Medical School and she is a member of the Steering Committee of three Post-graduate Programs at Athens Medical School.

Her research interests are focused on nutritional epidemiology, chronic disease epidemiology (with emphasis on cancer, cardiovascular diseases and osteoporosis), as well as, public health nutrition issues. She has worked for the development of national dietary guidelines for adults, elderly, infants and children, pregnant and lactating women.

She is a core member of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Nutrition and Health at the Dept. of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Medical Statistics of Athens Medical School. Currently, she is a member of the National Committee for Nutrition Policy.

V. Benetou had until December 2023, 150 publications in peer reviewed journals indexed in PubMed, with 9.186 citations and h-index=54, from Scopus and 13.826 citations with h-index=65 from Google Scholar.