Christiana Demetriou is Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Nicosia Medical School.
She is also the programme coordinator for the Master of Public Health (MPH) and the Erasmus Mundus MPH in Disasters.
Dr Demetriou holds a BSc (Highest Honors) in Biological Sciences from Geneva College in Pennsylvania USA, a Master of Public Health from Imperial College London (ICL) (awarded with Distinction) and a PhD in Clinical Medicine Research from the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at ICL. She was also awarded the Postgraduate Certificate in Biomedical and Healthcare Education by St George’s University London.
Dr Demetriou’s research interests include the epidemiology of cancer and neurodegenerative diseases, and she is particularly interested in the role of diet, including early life nutrition, in the risk and clinical phenotype of these diseases. In addition, Dr Demetriou is interested in the field of biological embedding, the process through which external exposures – especially early life exposures – become internalized to influence health, as well as in the molecular investigation of the common links between chronic diseases (“diseasome”). Lastly, Dr Demetriou is the Principal Investigator/Project Manager of the C-MOR project, which consists of a large international consortium of partners, and aims to investigate mortality trends during the COVID-19 pandemic (https://www.unic.ac.cy/coronavirus/mortality/).