Harokopio University - Athens

Harokopio University, Athens, Greece

Lead contact Dr Yannis Manios

Email: manios@hua.gr


The Harokopio University in Athens, Greece consists of four departments. One of these departments is the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, which offers high standards of graduate and postgraduate education covering all aspects of human nutrition and clinical nutrition science. Within this department, Dr Yannis Manios heads the Nutritional Assessment, Health Promotion and Counselling research group. This group has considerable experience in studying the prevalence and interactions among behavioural, demographic and physiological indices leading to the development of obesity and chronic disease risk factors in children and adolescents, and developing and implementing intervention programmes aiming to prevent these major health issues. The group also offers its services and expertise to governmental and non-governmental agencies on issues related to the development and implementation of nutrition policies.

Short profile of the staff members who will be undertaking the work:

Yannis Manios (MS, MPhil, PhD); Assistant Professor in Nutritional Assessment, Health Promotion and Counselling. He will be the leader of the group's activities. He has ample experience in coordinating and conducting epidemiological surveys, intervention and behavioural studies, and clinical studies in infants, children and adults.

Vassiliki Costarelli (MS, PhD); Lecturer in Human Nutrition and Dietetics. Her research interest lies in eating and physical activity behaviours in different age groups.

Meropi Kontogianni (PhD); Lecturer in Clinical Nutrition, experienced in dietary patterns.

Evangelia Grammatikaki (MS, PhD candidate); dietician- public health nutritionist. She has experience in assessment of dietary intake and behavioural interventions. Her research interest lies in determinants of food choices and development of eating behaviours.

Katerina Kondaki (MS, PhD candidate): public health nutritionist.

Georgia Kourlaba (MS, PhD): biostatistician specialized in nutritional epidemiology.

George Moschonis (MS, PhD candidate): dietician- clinical nutritionist. Experienced in clinical trials.

Odysseas Androutsos (MS, PhD candidate): dietician-nutritionist, experienced in clinical interventions.

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