Associate Professor Nutrition-Dietetics
University of Nicosia
Dr Elena Philippou is an Associate Professor in Nutrition-Dietetics at the University of Nicosia. She holds a BSc in Nutrition (King’s College London), a PgDip in Dietetics (King’s College London) and a PhD in Dietetics (Imperial College London) focusing on the role of the dietary glycaemic index (GI) in weight maintenance and cardiovascular disease prevention. Dr Philippou is mainly interested in studying how diet can prevent degenerative disease, and more specifically, the effects of the Mediterranean diet and carbohydrate manipulation on cognitive function, well being and cardiometabolic factors aiming to identify dietary factors that can prevent disease and/or improve outcomes. Her research is published in a number of scientific papers in International peer-reviewed journals and she is the editor of a book titled: ‘The Glycemic Index’ (CRC Press, USA (2018). She is an active member of a number of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine's working groups including the ACRM's Neurodegenerative Diseases Networking Group and the ACRM's COVID and Frailty Task Force. She also practices as a clinical dietitian advising adults and children on diet-related issues.
Wednesday, September 29, 2021
1:55 PM – 3:10 PM ET