Filippos Filippidis

Dr Filippos Filippidis is a Lecturer in Public Health in the Department of Primary Care and Public Health at the School of Public Health and co-Director of Imperial College’s Master of Public Health. He has studied Medicine and Health Promotion and Education at the University of Athens, in Greece, and has earned an MPH from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, with a focus on Quantitative Methods. His PhD thesis explored the effects of the recent economic crisis in the epidemiology of obesity, smoking, diet and physical activity. His current research focuses on the epidemiology of tobacco use and the evaluation of tobacco control policies in Europe and other regions. He has a keen interest in education; he holds a PG Diploma in University Learning and Teaching and has been teaching Epidemiology at Imperial College and in higher education institutions in Greece for a number of years.

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Study Designs in Epidemiology (Coursera)

Choosing an appropriate study design is a critical decision that can largely determine whether your study will successfully answer your research question. A quick look at the contents page of a biomedical journal or even at the health news section of a news website is enough to tell you [...]

Measuring Disease in Epidemiology (Coursera)

Epidemiological research is ubiquitous. Even if you don’t realise it, you come across epidemiological studies and the impact of their findings every single day. You have probably heard that obesity is increasing in high income countries or that malaria is killing millions of people in low income countries. It [...]

Validity and Bias in Epidemiology (Coursera)

Epidemiological studies can provide valuable insights about the frequency of a disease, its potential causes and the effectiveness of available treatments. Selecting an appropriate study design can take you a long way when trying to answer such a question. However, this is by no means enough. A study can [...]