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Athina Tatsioni

University of Ioannina, Research Unit for General Medicine and Primary Health Care, Greece

Academic Background
PhD or equivalent, MD or equivalent
Qualification
Researcher
Short Bio
Athina Tatsioni, MD, graduated from the Medical School of the University of Ioannina in Greece. She has been a Board-certified physician for General Practice /Family Medicine. Dr Tatsioni completed her PhD thesis under Professor John Ioannidis’ supervision in the Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology in the Medical School of the University of Ioannina. She has also worked at the Evidence-based Practice Center at Tufts-New England Medical Center as a postdoctoral research fellow for 2 years. She has been an Assistant Professor of Medicine (adjunct) (2005-2019) at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, USA. In 2009, she was appointed initially as a lecturer and then as an Assistant Professor (2013) in the Faculty of Medicine in the University of Ioannina in Greece. Since 2019, she has been an Associate Professor and Head in the Research Unit for General Practice /Family Medicine and Primary Health Care in the Faculty of Medicine of School of Health Sciences of the University of Ioannina in Greece. Since 2009, Dr Tatsioni has been involved in organizing and teaching the course “General Practice /Family Medicine” in the undergraduate medical students in the University of Ioannina including communication skills, diagnosis and treatment guidelines in primary health care, prevention, integrated care of the elderly, integrated care of patients with multiple morbidity and multiple medications, and palliative care in primary health care. She has also participated in teaching research methodology for post-graduate MSc programs in several universities in Greece including Ioannina, Crete, Thessaly, and the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She has been National Representative for Greece (2009-2020) in European General Practice Research Network (EGPRN). Dr Tatsioni’s major research interests include evidence quality assessment, evidence synthesis methodology (systematic reviews, meta-analyses), diagnostic technology assessment methodology, comparative effectiveness methodology, and clinical decision in primary health care. Dr Tatsioni has performed a number of studies focusing mainly on empirical evaluation of published literature, systematic reviews and meta-analyses. She has coauthored systematic reviews and meta-analyses on a broad range of clinical subjects and methodological issues, which have been published in peer-reviewed journals. Currently, she has 88 publications in international peer reviewed journals that have received more than 3500 citations, and an h-index 27. She is the supervisor for four PhD students and collaborates with a number of additional researchers and faculty members in Greece and abroad. Dr Tatsioni has reviewed submitted manuscripts for several international journals including BMC Family Practice, BMC Medical Research Methodology, BMC Research Notes, British Journal of Nutrition, Case Reports in Medicine, Diagnostic and Prognostic Research, European Journal of Clinical Investigation, Family Practice, Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, Journal of Negative Results in Biomedicine, International Journal of Family Medicine, PLOS One, Primary Health Care Research & Development, Rural and Remote Health. She has served as Coordinating Editor for European Journal of Clinical Investigation (2010-2019). She has also served as Associate Editor for BMC Family Practice (2014-2019). Since 2019 she is Associate Editor for the European Journal of General Practice.

Published Abstracts 2

Reporting of outcomes in systematic reviews of randomized controlled trials on low back pain interventions in primary health care: is it clinically meaningful?

Despoina Karamitrou, Aliki E. Panidi, Maria S. Bakola, Dimitrios Damigos, Athina Tatsioni

Presented on 21/10/2017 at the 85th EGPRN Meeting.

Influence of patient characteristics on GPs advice on stopping statins in oldest-old: survey study across GPs from 30 countries.

Milly Anna Altena-Van Der Ploeg, Sven Streit, Nettie Blankenstein, Erna Beers, Arthur Bohnen, Daiana Bonfim, Huib Burger, Robert Burman, Tuz Canan, Claire Collins, Fabio Gazelato De Mello Franco, Margot De Waal, Biljana Gerasimovska-Kitanovska, Sandra Gintere, Raquel Gomez Bravo, Kathryn Hoffmann, Claudia Iftode, Kasper Johansen, Tuomas Koskela, Donata Kurpas, Hubert Maisonneuve, Christan Mallen, Christoph Merlo, Yolanda Müller, Christiane Muth, Martin Sattler, Sanda K Peštić, Ferdinando Petrazzuoli, Nicolas Rodondi, Thomas Rosemann, Tjard Schermer, Marija Petek Šter, Zuzana Švadlenková, Athina Tatsioni, Hans Thulesius, Victoria Tkachenko, Péter Torzsa, Rosy Tsopra, Bert Vaes, Marjan Van Den Akker, Rita Viegas, Shlomo Vinker, Katharine Wallis, Andreas Zeller, Jacobijn Gussekloo, Rosalinde Poortvliet

Presented on 20/10/2017 at the 85th EGPRN Meeting.

Interests

Methodology
Quantitative Research, Systematic Reviews