Souzana Achilleos

Souzana is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Cyprus University of Technology (CUT), currently working on the LIFE+MEDEA regional intervention study (covering Cyprus, Crete, Israel) on dust storms. Her research interests lie at the intersection of exposure assessment and atmospheric chemistry; her aim is to produce research which will contribute to the public good. Previously, she was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Environmental Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (HSPH), where she was also awarded her doctoral degree. The title of her thesis was “Particulate Pollution: Trends, Sources, Components, and Health”.  In addition to her doctoral studies, she holds an MSc from the Cyprus International Institute (CII) for Environmental and Public Health in Association with HSPH in Environmental Health; and a BSc in Chemistry from the University of Athens, Greece. Her doctoral research focused on the sources of natural and anthropogenic dust (local and transported origin) in Cyprus, as well as the mortality effects of PM components (air pollution). As part of her thesis, Souzana conducted a sampling campaign, which included establishing four monitoring sites in the largest cities on the island, performing chemical characterization; she also reviewed over 200 papers for a meta-analysis study on air pollution and mortality. She collaborated with experts in the field of air pollution, statistics, and meta-analysis. Souzana has published several peer reviewed papers on air pollution and its related health effects.

Language(s): Greek, English

 

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