Konstantinos C. Makris
Konstantinos C. Makris is a full professor of environmental health in the Cyprus International Institute for Environmental and Public Health within the School of Health Sciences at the Cyprus University of Technology. He has held an appointment as adjunct assistant professor of environmental health at the Department of Environmental Health, Harvard University, USA.
Dr. Makris leads the exposome-based water and health lab which aims to minimize the human health risk associated with chronic exposures to environmental stressors. Towards this goal, his team applies the human exposome methodological framework and its exposomic tools in population health studies conducted in Cyprus, Greece, France, Kuwait, the Netherlands, and Norway. He was one of the two investigators that conducted the cancer cluster investigation for the Astrasol brain cancer court case in Cyprus. Prof. Makris has been invited by >20 universities and organizations in the USA/EU to deliver research talks, such as in Harvard University, Emory University, University of Alberta, University of Delaware, etc., and he has presided >15 symposia in international conferences. He is currently leading the CHILDREN_FIRST Mediterranean child cohort network.
He first joined ISEE back in 2013. In joining ISEE Europe, Konstantinos would like to work together with ISEE colleagues from all regions of Europe towards advancing environmental health research and its dissemination and communication strategic plans. He is based in Cyprus, and he is willing to work together with the Society to tackle the major environment and health challenges of the Eastern Mediterranean region together with scientists from other European countries. He is willing to work with ISEE initiatives that widen participation and spread excellence to all European regions with respect to tackling health inequalities and planetary health challenges.