Ass. Prof. Maria Eleni Filippitzi


EBVS® European Specialist in Veterinary Public Health - Population Medicine

Marilena received her veterinary degree from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 2011. In 2012, she completed an MSc in Control of Infectious Diseases in animals, at the Royal Veterinary College, London, while she collaborated with the UK Animal and Plant Health Agency. In 2013, she was trainee at the European Food Safety Authority in Parma, placed at the Scientific Committee and Emerging Risks Unit. From 2014 to 2018, she was ECVPH Resident and PhD student at the Veterinary Epidemiology Unit of Ghent University. Her PhD focused on mathematical modelling to assess risks and consequences related to antimicrobial resistance. From 2018 to 2021, she worked as Veterinary Epidemiologist at the Federal Research Institute Sciensano in Brussels. Her main research interests include the use of mathematical modelling and risk assessment as tools to prevent and control public health hazards, the prevention of epidemic and endemic animal diseases through the application of biosecurity measures and the economic and policy aspects of the One Health approach. She is currently Assistant Professor of Veterinary Epidemiology at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.