December 23, 2022

Vassiliki Benetou

Vassiliki (Vicky) Benetou is Professor of Hygiene and 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 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 been actively involved in many multi-centered European and national research projects in the field of public health and epidemiology. She 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 has contributed to the development of the current Greek dietary guidelines for infants and children, pregnant and lactating women, adults and elderly, as well as to the development of the Greek guidelines for the introduction of solid foods into infants’ diet. Her research interests are focused on nutritional epidemiology, chronic disease epidemiology and public health nutrition issues across the lifespan. She works actively for the protection and promotion of breastfeeding in Greece.