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.
She holds a Pharmacy Degree (1992), a Medical Degree (1998) and a PhD degree in Biopharmaceutics/Pharmacokinetics (2009). She specialized in Pediatrics (2001-2004) in the United Kingdom and further subspecialized for 5 years in Adolescent Medicine, in the scientific fields of General Adolescent Medicine, Pediatric-Adolescent Endocrinology, Pediatric-Adolescent Gynecology, Pediatric-Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology, in Greece and in USA (Michigan State University, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development-NIH-Bethesda, Children’s National Medical Center-Washington DC).
Dr. Bacopoulou has participated in 7 funded research programs, has published 183 research papers in international peer-reviewed journals, 14 book chapters and co-edited 3 books. She is the Greek delegate within the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS) Multidisciplinary Joint Committee for Adolescent Medicine.
Since January 2020, Dr. Flora Bacopoulou heads the Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Committee of the Hellenic Ministry of Health. She is the representative of Greece in the Coordination Group on Health Technology Assessment of Medicinal Products in the European Commission. She is also member of the European HTA Heads of Agencies Group (HAG), member of the HAG Communication Working Group, and Elected Member of the Consortium Executive Board of the European Union network for Health Technology Assessment 21 (EUnetHTA 21).