Dr Lagiou is an MD, board-certified in Internal Medicine, with graduate studies in Epidemiology. She is Chair of the Department of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Medical Statistics at the School of Medicine, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. She serves as Professor of Hygiene and Epidemiology at the same Department and as Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Dr Lagiou has served as Foreign Adjunct Associate Professor of Epidemiology at the Karolinska Institutet, Sweden and as Fellow of the Bureau of Epidemiologic Research in the Academy of Athens, Greece.
Her undergraduate and graduate teaching covers the fields of epidemiology-research methodology and preventive medicine-public health. Her research work focuses on the epidemiology and prevention of chronic diseases, in the context of national and international epidemiologic studies and consortia.
Dr Lagiou has served as a Panel Member at the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) for nine years. She has also served as Panel Member and is currently Chair of the Consolidator Grants Panel at the European Research Council (ERC). She has participated/participates in several national and international committees on public health-related issues and she is Head of the WHO Collaborating Center for Nutrition and Health in Athens, Greece.