Antonia Trichopoulou

Professor and director of the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Nutrition at the Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, School of Medicine, University of Athens. She has served as president of the Federation of the European Nutrition Societies (FENS), and as chairperson or key member of numerous Greek, European Commission and World Health Organization Committees. She has received numerous honors and awards and was decorated by the president of the Greek Republic with the Golden Cross of Honor for her work in nutrition and public health.

In the 1980s she led the work that renewed interest in the Mediterranean Diet as a health promoting diet. Later she developed a score that allows measurement of adherence to this diet, which also facilitates study of its health effects. In the early 2000s she took the lead in creating the Hellenic Health Foundation, a very active non-profit organization which is dedicated to serving public health and high-quality related research.


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