Dr. Marilena Anastasaki
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Dr. Marilena Anastasaki

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Short CV
Marilena Anastasaki graduated from the Department of Mathematics (BSc) of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in 2012 and received her Master degree in Biostatistics (MSc) by the same University in 2015. She also completed a funded internship programme at Julius Center of the University Medical Center Utrecht, the Netherlands, in 2015. Ever since, she has been working as a clinical researcher at the Clinic of Social and Family Medicine (CSFM) of the School of Medicine, University of Crete (UoC), receiving her PhD in Public Health and Epidemiology in 2022. Her areas of interest include global health, implementation science, disease prevention and behavioural change, socioeconomic determinants of health and community empowerment, professional training and integrated care. Marilena has worked as a researcher for more than ten international collaborative programmes (including four Horizon 2020) and an equal number of locally funded projects. She has received a Stipendium research scholarship from the Faculty of Medicine, Linkoping University, Sweden and is also affiliated to UoC’s Research Center for Humanities, Social and Education Sciences through CSFMs’ Health Promotion Unit. Marilena is lecturing at UoC’s Master in ‘Public Health - Primary Health Care - Healthcare Services’ (courses ‘Research Methodology’, ‘Epidemiology’ and ‘Health Promotion’) and at the Master in ‘Community Heath Care’ of Frederick University, Cyprus (courses ‘Principles of Public and Community Health’ and ‘Biostatistics’). Marilena received an Academic Fellowship by UoC’s School of Medicine in 2021. She has co-authored a number of peer-reviewed publications (28 in PubMed) and has participated as a speaker in more than 20 international conferences. She is an assistant editor of the journal ‘Rural and Remote Health’ and a member of three scientific societies. Marilena speaks English fluently and is an advanced user of statistical software (including SPSS and STATA).
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