Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Reader in Public Health



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Filippos Filippidis is a Reader in Public Health at the School of Public Health and the School's Director of Education.

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 served for one year as the deputy delegate of Greece at the Health Committee of OECD. He is currently the Chair of the Tobacco Control Committee of the European Respiratory Society.

His current research is focused on the epidemiology of tobacco use, including emerging tobacco and nicotine products, and the evaluation of tobacco control policies in Europe, as well as in Low- and Middle-Income Countries. Examples include studies examining the impact of tobacco taxation and smoke-free legislation on tobacco consumption and health outcomes, especially related to child health. His research interests also include social and economic determinants of health, health services and health-related behaviours. He has published more than 150 articles in peer-reviewed journals.

He has a strong interest in education and has designed and taught in undergraduate and postgraduate courses, face-to-face and online, across multiple programmes and institutions. He holds a PG Diploma in University Learning and Teaching from Imperial and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in the UK. Within the School of Public Health he has served as Course Organiser and Course co-Director of the Master of Public Health and, since 2021, he is the Director of Education for the whole School of Public Health at Imperial College London.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Laverty AA, Li CR, Chang KC-M, et al., 2023, Cigarette taxation and price differentials in 195 countries during 2014-2018, Tobacco Control, Vol:32, ISSN:0964-4563, Pages:359-365

Kyriakos CN, Zatonski MZ, Filippidis FT, 2023, Marketing of flavour capsule cigarettes: a systematic review, Tobacco Control, Vol:32, ISSN:0964-4563, Pages:E103-E112

Kyriakos CN, Zatonski MZ, Filippidis FT, 2023, Flavour capsule cigarette use and perceptions: a systematic review, Tobacco Control, Vol:32, ISSN:0964-4563, Pages:e83-e94

Kyriakos C, Driezen P, Fong GT, et al., 2022, The impact of the European Union’s menthol cigarette ban on smoking cessation outcomes: Longitudinal findings from the 2020-2021 ITC Netherlands Surveys, Tobacco Control, ISSN:0964-4563

Dallera G, Palladino R, Filippidis FT, 2022, Corruption in health care systems: trends in informal payments across twenty eight EU countries, 2013-2019, Health Affairs, Vol:41, ISSN:0278-2715, Pages:1342-1352

Radó MK, van Lenthe FJ, Laverty AA, et al., 2022, Effect of comprehensive smoke-free legislation on neonatal mortality and infant mortality across 106 middle-income countries: a synthetic control study, The Lancet Public Health, Vol:7, ISSN:2468-2667, Pages:1-10

Radó MK, Laverty AA, Hone T, et al., 2022, Cigarette taxation and neonatal and infant mortality: a longitudinal analysis of 159 countries, Plos Global Public Health, Vol:2, ISSN:2767-3375

Maani N, van Schalkwyk MCI, Filippidis FT, et al., 2022, Manufacturing doubt: assessing the effects of independent vs industry-sponsored messaging about the harms of fossil fuels, smoking, alcohol, and sugar sweetened beverages, Ssm Popul Health, Vol:17, ISSN:2352-8273

Taravira NA, Laurence L, Filippidis FT, 2022, Beware big tobacco bearing gifts: tobacco industry corporate social responsibility activities in Greece, Tobacco Control, ISSN:0964-4563

KC S, Filippidis FT, Laverty AA, 2022, Legislative provisions for standardised tobacco packaging and changes in public support in 27 European countries, Tobacco Control, Vol:32, ISSN:0964-4563, Pages:664-666

Laverty AA, Filippidis FT, Been JV, et al., 2021, Smoke-free vehicles – impact of legislation on child smoke exposure across three countries, European Respiratory Journal, Vol:58, ISSN:0903-1936, Pages:1-3

Laverty AA, Vardavas CI, Filippidis FT, 2021, Prevalence and reasons for use of Heated Tobacco Products (HTP) in Europe: an analysis of Eurobarometer data in 28 countries, The Lancet Regional Health - Europe, Vol:8, ISSN:2666-7762, Pages:1-7

Saller FS, Agaku IT, Filippidis FT, 2021, Association between e-cigarette use initiated after cigarette smoking and smoking abstinence: a cross-sectional study among adolescent established smokers in the USA, Tobacco Control, Vol:31, ISSN:0964-4563

Laverty A, Millett C, Filippidis FT, 2020, Associations between cigarette prices and consumption in Europe 2004 - 2014, Tobacco Control, Vol:30, ISSN:0964-4563, Pages:111-113

Laverty A, Millett C, Hopkinson N, et al., 2020, Introduction of standardised packaging and availability of illicit cigarettes: a difference-in-difference analysis of European Union survey data 2015-2018., Thorax, Vol:76, ISSN:0040-6376, Pages:89-91

Filippidis F, Chang C-M, Blackmore I, et al., 2020, Prices and illicit trade of cigarettes in the European Union, a cross-sectional analysis, Nicotine & Tobacco Research, Vol:22, ISSN:1462-2203, Pages:2271-2275

van Schalkwyk MCI, McKee M, Been JV, et al., 2019, Analysis of tobacco industry pricing strategies in 23 European Union countries using commercial pricing data, Tobacco Control, Vol:28, ISSN:0964-4563, Pages:e102-e109

Feliu A, Fernandez E, Martinez C, et al., 2019, Are smokers "hardening" or rather "softening"? An ecological and multilevel analysis across 28 European Union countries., Eur Respir J, Vol:54

Laverty AA, Filippidis FT, Taylor-Robinson D, et al., 2019, Smoking uptake in UK children: Analysis of the UK Millennium Cohort Study., Thorax, Vol:74, ISSN:0040-6376, Pages:607-610

Hone T, Szklo AS, Filippidis F, et al., 2019, Smoke-free legislation and neonatal and infant mortality in Brazil: a longitudinal quasi-experimental study, Tobacco Control, Vol:29, ISSN:0964-4563, Pages:312-319

Vardavas C, Filippidis FT, Ward B, et al., 2017, Plain packaging of tobacco products in the European Union: an EU success story?, European Respiratory Journal, Vol:50, ISSN:0903-1936

Filippidis FT, Laverty AA, Hone T, et al., 2017, Association of Cigarette Price Differentials With Infant Mortality in 23 European Union Countries., Jama Pediatr, Vol:171, Pages:1100-1106

Palladino R, Lee JT, Hone T, et al., 2016, The Great Recession And Increased Cost Sharing In European Health Systems., Health Aff (millwood), Vol:35, Pages:1204-1213

Filippidis FT, Laverty AA, 2016, Perceptions of opportunities for physical activity in 28 European countries., Preventive Medicine, Vol:86, ISSN:1096-0260, Pages:136-140

Siempos II, Ntaidou TK, Filippidis FT, et al., 2015, Effect of early versus late or no tracheostomy on mortality and pneumonia of critically ill patients receiving mechanical ventilation: a systematic review and meta-analysis, The Lancet Respiratory Medicine, Vol:3, ISSN:2213-2600, Pages:150-158

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