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Angelos Hatzakis, MD, PhD
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Medical School - Professor of Epidemiology & Preventive Medicine
Education
PhD, Epidemiology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
MD, Medicine, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
MSc, Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health
Research Interests
Epidemiology/public health, Molecular epidemiology, HIV/AIDS, Viral hepatitis
BIO
Angelos Hatzakis’ research interests cover epidemiology, virology, preventive medicine, public health of infectious diseases – especially HIV/AIDS – hepatitis and other oncogenic viruses. He has published over 280 international scientific articles and has more than 13,000 citations. Dr. Hatzakis is the founder of the National Retrovirus Reference Center, Athens, Greece; former president of the Hellenic Center for Disease Control & Prevention; founder and co-chair of “Hepatitis B & C Public Policy Association” in Luxembourg.
Publications

Recent

Gountas I, Sypsa V, Papatheodoridis G, Paraskevis D, Kalamitsis G, Anagnostou O, Antaraki A, Fotiou A, Hatzakis A (2019).
A hepatitis C outbreak preceded the HIV outbreak among persons who inject drugs in Athens, Greece: Insights from a mathematical modelling study
Journal of Viral Hepatitis, 26 (11), 1311-1317. doi: 10.1111/jvh.13178.

Psichogiou M, Giallouros G, Pantavou K, Pavlitina E, Papadopoulou M, Williams LD, Hadjikou A, Kakalou E, Skoutelis A, Protopapas K, Antoniadou A, Boulmetis G, Paraskevis D, Hatzakis A, Friedman SR, Nikolopoulos GK (2019).
Identifying, linking, and treating people who inject drugs and were recently infected with HIV in the context of a network-based intervention
AIDS Care, 31 (11), 1376-1383. doi: 10.1080/09540121.2019.1601671. PMCID: PMC6818705.

Papatheodoridis GV, Goulis J, Sypsa V, Lionis C, Manolakopoulos S, Elefsiniotis I, Anagnostou O, Tsoulas C, Hatzakis A, Dalekos GN (2019).
Aiming towards hepatitis C virus elimination in Greece
Annals of Gastroenterology, 32 (4), 321-329. doi: 10.20524/aog.2019.0375. PMCID: PMC6595935.

Schueler K, Ferreira M, Nikolopoulos G, Skaathun B, Paraskevis D, Hatzakis A, Friedman SR, Schneider JA (2019).
Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) awareness and use within high HIV transmission networks
AIDS and Behavior, 23 (7), 1893-1903. doi: 10.1007/s10461-019-02411-0. PMCID: PMC6800107.

Williams LD, Korobchuk A, Pavlitina E, Nikolopoulos GK, Skaathun B, Schneider J, Kostaki EG, Smyrnov P, Vasylyeva TI, Psichogiou M, Paraskevis D, Morgan E, Hadjikou A, Downing MJ, Hatzakis A, Friedman SR (2019).
Experiences of stigma and support reported by participants in a network intervention to reduce HIV transmission in Athens, Greece; Odessa, Ukraine; and Chicago, Illinois
AIDS and Behavior, 23 (5), 1210-1224. doi: 10.1007/s10461-019-02402-1. PMCID: PMC6511315.


Notable

Hatzakis A, Sypsa V, Paraskevis D, Nikolopoulos G, Tsiara C, Micha K, Panopoulos A, Malliori M, Psichogiou M, Pharris A, Wiessing L, van de Laar M, Donoghoe M, Heckathorn DD, Friedman SR, Des Jarlais DC (2015).
Design and baseline findings of a large-scale rapid response to an HIV outbreak in people who inject drugs in Athens, Greece: The ARISTOTLE programme
Addiction, 110 (9), 1453-1467. doi: 10.1111/add.12999. PMCID: PMC4854521.

Sypsa V, Paraskevis D, Malliori M, Nikolopoulos GK, Panopoulos A, Kantzanou M, Katsoulidou A, Psichogiou M, Fotiou A, Pharris A, Van De Laar M, Wiessing L, Des Jarlais D, Friedman SR, Hatzakis A (2015).
Homelessness and other risk factors for HIV infection in the current outbreak among injection drug users in Athens, Greece
American Journal of Public Health, 105 (1), 196-204. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2013.301656. PMCID: PMC4145040.

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