Environmental and Public Health
Cyprus University of Technology
Prof. Yiallouros’ group has been awarded over 1 million Euros in external funding during the period 2006-2013. The unit has produced the very first epidemiologic data on childhood asthma and allergies and their environmental and lifestyle determinants in Cyprus. They have discovered that, among Cypriot patients, factors such as diet, levels of physical activity, and C-section delivery all play important roles. The group’s work resulted in a series of publications in high-impact journals on the effects of airborne particles (especially dust storms) on hospital admissions and deaths from cardiovascular and respiratory diseases. These studies benefitted tremendously from the guidance of HSPH Professor Petros Koutrakis and the work of Cypriot postdoctoral fellows (Dr. N. Middleton) doctoral students (A. Neophytou and S. Achilleos). Mr. Neophytou, who used these data as the foundation for his doctoral research, has now been awarded his ScD and has taken a postdoctoral research fellowship at the University of California at Berkeley.
To assess the predictive validity of air pollution monitoring from space through advanced air pollution monitoring station.
O Kolokotroni, A Papadopoulou, PK Yiallouros, V Raftopoulos, C Kouta (2015) Association of vitamin D with adiposity measures and other determinants in a cross-sectional study of Cypriot adolescents. Public health nutrition 18: 112-121.
PK Yiallouros, M Economou, O Kolokotroni, SC Savva, M Gavatha (2015) Gender differences in objectively assessed physical activity in asthmatic and non‐asthmatic children. Pediatric pulmonology 50: 317-326.
P Yiallouros, M Moustaki, A Voutsioti, F Sharifi, T Karpathios (2013) Association of Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection with Henoch-Schonlein purpura. Prague medical report 114: 177-179.