Demosthenes Panagiotakos, DrMed, FRSPH, FACE, is Professor in Biostatistics, Research Methods and Epidemiology at Harokopio University in Athens, and Member of the Scientific Committee of Health, Environment and Emerging Risks / DG Health and Food Safety, of the European Commission (2016-2021). During 2016-2019 was vice Rector of Financial Affairs, Research and Development at Harokopio University in Athens; previously he has served as the Dean of the School of Health Science & Education (2013-2016).
Prof Panagiotakos is also visiting Distinguished Professor at School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, USA (since 2016), and adjunct Professor at the Faculty of Health, University of Canberra, ACT, Australia (since 2017). He has supervised as the Principal Investigator 17 large–scale, epidemiological studies and research projects (15,2M total).
His research interests include chronic disease epidemiology, medical research methodology, personalized medicine, and risk modelling.
He has published 3 books, over 800 scientific papers in peer-reviewed international journals (Scopus ID 7005977027), as well as 50 papers in national journals and Conference proceedings and has more than 26.500 citations of his work (h-index of 73). He has received several National and International Awards and Scholarships. He has served as a research evaluator for National and International Organizations (including European Commission, JCR, etc), reviewer in international journals, as well as external evaluator for several faculty positions.
He is an Executive Board member in 3 Scientific Societies and former President of the Hellenic Atherosclerosis Society (2018-2020). He serves as Editor, Associate Editor or Editorial Board member in 17 international journals. He has invited to give more than 250 lectures in 17 countries around the world on the field of cardiovascular disease epidemiology and its risk determinants. He has actively participated in campaigns against tobacco use and substances, exposure to environmental tobacco smoking, as well as promotion of healthy dietary patterns and Mediterranean diet. He is a Board Member of the National Nutrition Policy Committee of the Ministry of Health and has served as Board Member of the Scientific Council of the Hellenic Food Authority and as the National Council of Public Health.