Behrooz Behbod

Assistant Professor


Behrooz Behbod is Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Nicosia Medical School.

Dr Behbod has an MB ChB degree in Medicine & Surgery (Leeds University), an MSc degree in Environmental Health (Cyprus International Institute for the Environment and Public Health), and an ScD in Environmental Epidemiology (Harvard University).  Dr Behbod has also completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Applied Epidemiology (United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), specialist medical training in Public Health Medicine (Oxford School of Public Health), and is a Fellow of the UK’s Faculty of Public Health.

His research covers the areas of environmental and lifestyle interventions in the prevention and management of chronic non-communicable disease, with a special interest in two critical life periods; preconception and the first 1000 days of life, and adulthood. Other interests include the development of public health education and training, health communication, and planetary health.

Full Biography

Selected Publications

Behbod B, et al. An International Comparison of the Instigation and Design of Health Registers in the Epidemiological Response to Major Environmental Health Incidents. J Public Health Management Practice, 2017; 23(1): 20-28.

Behbod B, et al. Environmental and public health tracking to advance knowledge for planetary health. The European Journal of Public Health 2016; doi: 10.1093/eurpub/ckw176

Behbod B, et al. Asthma & Allergy Development: Contrasting Influences of Yeasts & Other Fungal Exposures. Clin Exp Allergy. 2015 Jan;45(1):154-63. doi: 10.1111/cea.12401.

Sagner M, et al. Lifestyle medicine potential for reversing a world of chronic disease epidemics: from cell to community. International Journal of Clinical Practice, June 2014; DOI: 10.1111/ijcp.12509.

Behbod B, et al. Community Health Assessment Following Mercaptan Spill: Eight Mile, Mobile County, Alabama, September 2012. J Public Health Management Practice, 2013, 00(00), 1–8.

Behbod B, et al. Endotoxin in concentrated coarse and fine ambient particles induces acute systemic inflammation in controlled human exposures Occup Environ Med. 2013 Nov;70(11):761-7. doi: 10.1136/oemed-2013-101498. Epub 2013 Aug 16.

Behbod B, et al. Wheeze in infancy: protection associated with yeasts in house dust contrasts with increased risk associated with yeasts in indoor air and other fungal taxa. Allergy 2013; 68: 1410–1418.

Plumlee G, et al. Linking Geological and Health Sciences to Assess Childhood Lead Poisoning from Artisanal Gold Mining in Nigeria. Environ Health Perspect 2013;121:744–750.

Bellavia A, et al. DNA hypomethylation, ambient particulate matter, and increased blood pressure: findings from controlled human exposure experiments. J Am Heart Assoc. 2013 Jun 19;2(3):e000212. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.113.000212.

Yiallouros P, et al. Low serum high-density lipoprotein cholesterol in childhood is associated with adolescent asthma. Clinical and Experimental Allergy 2012 Mar;42(3):423-32.


Mailing Address

Ground floor
Centre for Primary Care and Population Health
21 Ilia Papakyriakou, 2414 Engomi
POBox 24005, CY-1700, Nicosia, Cyprus


Phone: +357 22 471987