Welcome to the website of the Department of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. On this website we invite you to learn about Medical Education provided by the Department, the Department’s contribution in the field of Public Health and the research activities of the Special Research and Diagnostic Units.

The Department offers programs for undergraduate students of the Medical School and of the School of Dentistry, the Faculty of Biology and the Faculty of Pharmacy of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Additionally, there are programs offered for postgraduate students, prospective health officers, who receive special training in order to understand methodological research issues in order to consider the broader needs of the population following the guidelines of the World Health Organization (WHO) and evidence-based scientific data. Similar specialized courses are offered to staff and to lead research groups and public health bodies.

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The Department

The Department of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Medical Statistics was founded in 1933. At present it forms part of the Sector of Social Medicine, Psychiatry, Neurology, of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Medical School. The Department is active in education, research and specific diagnosis in the areas of Epidemiology, Research Methodology, Preventive Medicine, Public Health, Medical Statistics and Occupational Medicine, as well as in more specialized areas developed within the Special Research and Diagnostic Units.

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«National Action Plan for HIV»: Programmatic agreement N.K.U.A. and Ministry of Health
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«National Action Plan for HIV»: Programmatic agreement N.K.U.A. and Ministry of Health

A programmatic agreement on the Greek "National Action Plan for HIV" was signed on March 13, 2024 between the Greek Ministry of Health and the National Retrovirus Reference Center (NRRC) of the Department of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Medical Statistics (DHEMS), in the presence of the Rector of the National and...
45th Annual Conference of the International Society for Clinical Biostatistics (ISCB) – Thessaloniki, 21-25 July 2024
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45th Annual Conference of the International Society for Clinical Biostatistics (ISCB) – Thessaloniki, 21-25 July 2024

The 45th Annual Conference of the International Society for Clinical Biostatistics (ISCB) will be held in July 21-25, 2024 in Thessaloniki, Greece. The conference is addressed to statisticians, epidemiologists, clinicians and members of other disciplines working or interested in the field of clinical biostatistics,. The Chairs of the Organizing and...
Collaboration between Harvard and NKUA
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Collaboration between Harvard and NKUA

The Rector of National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA), Professor Gerasimos Siasos, announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Harvard University and NKUA. The MoU was signed by Professor Jane J. Kim, Dean at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (HSPH) and Professor Nikolaos...
Project: “Design and development of an automatic detection system for epidemic outbreaks and assessment of personalized infection risk of viral hepatitis B and C and HIV Infection”
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Project: “Design and development of an automatic detection system for epidemic outbreaks and assessment of personalized infection risk of viral hepatitis B and C and HIV Infection”

The “Hippocrates – Outbreak Detection System” project has been successfully completed. The project is part of the “RESEARCH- CREATE- INNOVATIVE” action of the operational program “Competitiveness, entrepreneurs, and Innovation” and was co-funded by Greece and the EU. The project consists of a partnership between the Department of Hygiene, Epidemiology and...
WHO Early Career Researchers Event
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WHO Early Career Researchers Event

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WHO Online Seminar
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WHO Online Seminar

On behalf of the WHO European Office for Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases (WHO NCD Office), we would like to inform you about the online seminar on Implementation Research as part of the Early Career Researchers Net event seriesand kindly invite you to join us. Please find the scope and purpose...
Invited Lecture of Prof. Androniki Naska at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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Invited Lecture of Prof. Androniki Naska at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

On May 10, 2023, Prof. Androniki Naska gave a lecture on “Health impacts and recent progress on the Mediterranean Diet” to faculty and students of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, in the context of the Human Nutrition seminar series. The lecture was followed by an open discussion,...
Humanitarian aid to the earthquake-affected populations in Turkey and Syria
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Humanitarian aid to the earthquake-affected populations in Turkey and Syria

Responding to the NKUA’s call for humanitarian aid to the earthquake-affected populations of Turkey and Syria, faculty, staff and collaborators of the Department of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, NKUA Medical School, donated clothing, blankets, first aid and personal hygiene items. The humanitarian aid collection was organized and coordinated within...