Vassiliki Benetou, MD, MSc, PhD
Professor, Dept. of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, School of Medicine, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
Dr. Vassiliki (Vicky) Benetou is a registered Pediatrician. She earned a Master of Science Degree in Epidemiology from Harvard School of Public Health in US and completed her PhD in Epidemiology at the Department of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Medical Statistics at the School of Medicine at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA) in Greece. She serves as Professor of Hygiene and Epidemiology at the same Department.
Her undergraduate and graduate teaching covers the fields of epidemiology-research methodology and preventive medicine-public health. She served as Deputy Director of the Postgraduate program «Epidemiology – Research Methodology in Biomedical sciences, clinical practice and public health» run in the Dept. of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, at Athens Medical School (2018-2022). She is a member of the Council of the Centre of Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning (CCE/KEDIVIM) of NKUA and representative at the theme of public health in the Health Hub of the CIVIS University.
She has been actively involved in many multi-centered European and national research projects in the sector of public health and Epidemiology. Her research interests are focused on chronic disease epidemiology, nutritional epidemiology, and public health nutrition across the lifespan. In that context, she has worked for the development of the current national dietary guidelines for infants and children, pregnant and lactating women.
Dr Benetou is a member of the National Committee for Nutrition Policy and a core member of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Nutrition and Health in the Department of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Medical Statistics in NKUA. She is associate Editor in the journals Public Health Nutrition, Nutrients and Frontiers in Reproductive Health. She is vice-president of the Forum of Public Health and Social Medicine.
In December 2022, V. Benetou had 143 publications in peer-reviewed journals indexed in PubMed, with 8339 citations and Η-index 51 (in Scopus) and 12687 citations and Η-index 63 (in Google scholar).