Filippos Filippidis is a Senior Lecturer in Public Health at the School of Public Health and co-Director of Imperial College’s Master of Public Health.
He has studied Medicine at the University of Athens, in Greece, and has earned an MPH from Harvard School of Public Health, with a focus on Quantitative Methods. He has also pursued a Master’s degree in Health Promotion and Education and a PhD at the University of Athens. His doctoral thesis explored the effects of the recent economic crisis in the epidemiology of risk factors, such as obesity, smoking, diet and physical activity.
He has worked as a researcher at the Centre for Health Services Research and as a Health Promotion specialist at the Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine in Greece. He has also served for one year as the deputy delegate of Greece at the Health Committee of OECD and is currently a member of the Tobacco Control Committee of the European Respiratory Society.
His current research is focused on the epidemiology of tobacco use and the evaluation of tobacco control policies in Europe and other countries.