Angelos Hatzakis, MD, PhD
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Medical School - Professor of Epidemiology & Preventive Medicine
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
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.


Kostaki EG, Limnaios S, Roussos S, Psichogiou M, Nikolopoulos GK, Friedman SR, Antoniadou A, Chini M, Hatzakis A, Sypsa V, Magiorkinis G, Seguin-Devaux C, Paraskevis D (2021).
Validation of molecular clock inferred HIV infection ages: Evidence for accurate estimation of infection dates
Infection Genetics and Evolution [Epub 2021 Mar 4]. doi: 10.1016/j.meegid.2021.104799.

Bowman B, Psichogyiou M, Papadopoulou M, Sypsa V, Khanna A, Paraskevis D, Chanos S, Friedman SR, Hatzakis A, Schneider J (2021).
Sexual mixing and HIV transmission potential among Greek men who have sex with men: Results from SOPHOCLES
AIDS and Behavior [Epub 2021 Feb 8]. doi: 10.1007/s10461-020-03123-6.

Gountas I, Hatzakis A, Nikolopoulos G, Touloumi G, Souliotis K (2021).
The cost of a late-detected outbreak among people who inject drugs. A modeling study
International Journal of Drug Policy, 88, 103032. doi: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2020.103032.

Des Jarlais DC, Sypsa V, Feelemyer J, Abagiu AO, Arendt V, Broz D, Chemtob D, Seguin-Devaux C, Duwve JM, Fitzgerald M, Goldberg DJ, Hatzakis A, Jipa RE, Katchman E, Keenan E, Khan I, Konrad S, McAuley A, Skinner S, Wiessing L (2020).
HIV outbreaks among people who inject drugs in Europe, North America, and Israel
Lancet HIV, 7 (6), e434-e442. doi: 10.1016/S2352-3018(20)30082-5.

Pavlopoulou ID, Dikalioti SK, Gountas I, Sypsa V, Malliori M, Pantavou K, Des Jarlais D, Nikolopoulos GK, Hatzakis A (2020).
High-risk behaviors and their association with awareness of HIV status among participants of a large-scale prevention intervention in Athens, Greece
BMC Public Health, 20 (1), 105. doi: 10.1186/s12889-020-8178-y. PMCID: PMC6986033.


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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