Dr. Flora Bacopoulou is Associate Professor of Pediatrics-Adolescent Medicine and Head of the Center for Adolescent Medicine, First Department of Pediatrics, Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece. Since 2010, the “Center for Adolescent Medicine” hosts the UNESCO Chair in Adolescent Health Care. Since January 2020, Dr. Bacopoulou heads the Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Committee of the Greek Ministry of Health.
She holds a Pharmacy Degree (1992), a Medical Degree (1998) and a PhD degree in Biopharmaceutics/Pharmacokinetics (2009), awarded by the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. She specialized in Pediatrics (2001-2004) in the United Kingdom and further subspecialized for 5 years in Adolescent Medicine in USA (Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development – NIH, Michigan State University, Children’s National Medical Center – Washington DC) and in Greece.
She has published 157 research papers in international peer-reviewed journals, has co-authored 14 chapters and has participated in the editing of 3 books and in conferences/meetings with 165 presentations. She has participated in 8 funded research programmes, she is member of many national/international scientific societies and she is the Greek delegate within the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS) Multidisciplinary Joint Committee for Adolescent Medicine.