Elena Critselis

Associate Professor | Head of the Department of Primary Care and Population Health | MScHSA Programme Coordinator


Elena Critselis is an Associate Professor in Epidemiology and Public Health and the Head of the Department of Primary Care and Population Health at the University of Nicosia Medical School.

Dr Critselis holds a BSc in Nutritional Sciences from Cornell University, a Master of Public Health with a dual concentration in Chronic Disease Epidemiology and Global Health from Yale University School of Public Health, and a PhD in Epidemiology – Nutrition from Harokopio University.

Building on integrated epidemiological approaches, Dr Critselis’ research interests focus on elucidating the lifestyle determinants for the optimal prevention and management of chronic age-related non-communicable diseases, including cancers, cardiovascular diseases, and ageing. In addition, her interests encompass the propagation of “bench-to-bedside” research methodological approaches (including meta-analytic (Mendelian randomization), evidence level grading, and cost-effectiveness analytic approaches) for optimizing the translational potential of related promising basic research and/or state-of-the-art –omics findings into clinical and public health practice.

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