Senior Research Scientist
“Linking public policy with population health”
Dr. Vardavas’ research is focused on the development, implementation and assessment of tobacco control policy initiatives (smoke-free areas, graphic warning labels, mass media and educational campaigns). He is also actively engaged in research on the acute and chronic health effects of tobacco use, MRTP use (e-cigarettes, snus) and exposure to secondhand smoke, with a special focus on vulnerable populations such as children, adolescents, pregnant women and adults with comorbidities.
Very active in European tobacco regulatory science and public policy, he was awarded in 2014, the “Best Young Professional Award for outstanding research and contribution to tobacco control policy at a European level“, within the 11th ECTOH in Istanbul. Moreover, he has presented his research and provided policy consultation in more than 70 international conferences, research institutes, academic institutions and the European Parliament.
He is also current co Editor-in-Chief of the journal, Tobacco Induced Diseases (www.tobaccoinduceddiseases.com), one of the three ISI indexed tobacco specific journals.