Department for Interventions in Health Care Facilities, Hellenic Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Athens, Greece
Dr. Maltezou is the Director of the Directorate for Research, Studies, and Documentation at the National Public Health Organization in Athens, Greece. Dr. Maltezou has a solid background in paediatrics, infectious diseases, and public health, including the supervision and development of policy-relevant research in the field of vaccine-preventable diseases, health-care associated infections, infection control and emerging infectious diseases among others. Dr Maltezou received her medical diploma at University of Crete, Greece, her post-doctoral fellowship at University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, her training in pediatrics at P. and A. Kyriakou Children Hospital, Athens, Greece, and her training in infectious diseases at University of Aix-Marseille in Marseille, France. Milestones of her research career include the study of Q fever in children, occupational vaccinations of healthcare personnel, and influenza vaccination of pregnant women. Dr. Maltezou has acquired research, clinical and teaching experience in leading institutions in the United States, France, Italy, China and Greece, as indicated by more than 210 articles published in prestigious journals with over 8,300 citations, the edition of the English-language book Tropical and Emerging Infectious Diseases, and a history of collaborations with prestigious academic institutions in Greece and abroad. She is the recipient of the 2001 European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases Award. In 2016 Dr. Maltezou was honored with the academic title of Guest Professor by Xi’an Daxing Hospital, Shaanxi Traditional Chinese Medicine University in Xi’an, China and The Fourth Hospital of Yulin, Yulin, China, in 2017 with the academic title of Honorary Professor, The First Affiliated Hospital of Xi’an Medical University, Xi’an, China, and in 2018 with the academic title of Guest Professor by Shenmu Hospital, Shenmu, China. In addition, in 2019 Dr. Maltezou was granted the title of Visiting Professor by the University of Catania, Catania, Italy.