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iPRI welcomes Dr Romualdas Gurevicius

Romualdas Gurevicius was born in Plunge, Lithuania and in 1974 graduated from the Faculty of Medicine of Vilnius University receiving a diploma of Public Health and Epidemiology. At the same year he started as research fellow at the Lithuanian Cancer Research Institute and subsequently became head of the Cancer Control Department, Head of the Lithuanian Cancer Registry and Research Director of Lithuanian Cancer Center. Gurevicius was awarded IARC Research Training Fellowship of 1983, and for 2 years worked at IARC under the supervision of Dr Calum Muir. In 1988 he defended his PhD thesis on Lung cancer Epidemiology in Lithuania. During his 19 years career in the Cancer Research Institute his major research area was in cancer control and epidemiology, with particular interest in lung and prostate cancer.

Between 1993 and 2007 he had an academic Appointment at Vilnius University as Associate Professor and chair of the Center of Social Medicine, and has been teaching epidemiology, social statistics, biostatistics and Health Care Systems for the students of the Medical Faculty. Dr Gurevicius was scientific supervisor of 10 successfully defended PhD theses at Vilnius University.

From 2007 Dr Gurevicius has been working as a Head of Health Information Center, Institute of Hygiene (Vilnius, Lithuania) and his research interests broadened to the monitoring of health inequalities and mapping disease spatial distribution using morbidity and mortality data from different diseases. He applied and developed different PYLL methodologies in measuring health inequalities, widely applied avoidable mortality concept in assessing inequalities of mortality. Lately he broadly applied GIS technology in assessment of avoidable hospitalizations and accessibility of health care in Lithuania which supports decisions for building more efficient and evidence based health care system.

Dr Gurevicius actively participated in the development of health care policy in Lithuania. He is a coauthor of the first and second National Health Programs of Lithuania. For 15 years he was deputy chair of the National Health Board under the Parliament of Lithuania and 10 years as a Research Expert at the Lithuanian Research Council.  Currently he is member of the National Statistics Council, responsible for the country’s health related statistics.  He has authored and co-authored more than 170 scientific publications.

Chloé Leao

Chloé Leao was born in Chambéry, France. She graduated with a Bachelor in management of tourism business. During her study, she worked in Megève, France in a five-star hotel where she learned the keys of hotel industry. After her degree she came to Lyon and started working at the Marriott Hotel as receptionist and then… Continue Reading

Internships in Image Processing for Biomedical Images

The International Prevention Research Institute (iPRI is a research institute devoted to disease prevention in which highly experienced epidemiologists, biostatisticians and applied mathematicians work together. iPRI has unparalleled experience in epidemiological research and macro health planning with a record of delivering real health and economic value to a range of public and private sources… Continue Reading

Philippe Vanhems

Philippe Vanhems graduated as Medical Doctor from Nancy Medical School in 1992. He accomplished his internship in Epidemiology and Public Health and integrated the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Geneva University Hospitals in 1988-1991. He received a grant from the National Swiss Research Foundation to complete his PhD training in Public Health at the… Continue Reading

Ibolya Nyulasi

Professor Ibolya Nyulasi is the Head of the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics at Alfred Health, Melbourne Australia. Alfred Health is a multi-campus health service that includes a large quaternary teaching hospital with a major trauma, burns services and a 45 bed ICU. It also has a comprehensive cancer program including radiotherapy and bone marrow… Continue Reading

Aïda Ben Brahim

Aïda Ben Brahim grew up in Lyon, France. She has a general university studies diploma in Foreign Languages and Civilization. She continued her studies at the Peyrefitte School in Lyon to become a travel agent. Following these studies, she worked in as a travel agent, administrative assistant and switchboard operator. She joined iPRI as Receptionist… Continue Reading

iPRI signs MOU with International Alliance of Patients' Organizations (IAPO)

iPRI signs MOU with International Alliance of Patients’ Organizations (IAPO) Lyon, 1 February 2017 – Today, the International Prevention Research Institute (iPRI), represented by its President, Professor Peter Boyle, concluded discussions and signed an important Memorandum of Understanding with the International Alliance of Patients’ Organizations (IAPO), represented by the Chair of the Board, Jolanta Bilińska.… Continue Reading

Articles published in 2017

Autier P, Boniol M. Questionable method for estimating the influence of mammography screening on breast cancer mortality in the Netherlands. Int J Cancer. 2017 Jul 6. doi: 10.1002/ijc.30874. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available. [PMID: 28681417] Mullie P, Mertens E, Charlier R, Knaeps SS, Lefevre J, Clarys P. Relation between sugar-sweetened beverage consumption and… Continue Reading

Articles published in 2016

Mullie P, Pizot C, Autier P. Daily milk consumption and all-cause mortality, coronary heart disease and stroke: a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational cohort studies. BMC Public Health. 2016 Dec 8;16(1):1236. [PMID:27927192] d’Onofrio A. Spatio-temporal epidemic models and public health: Comment on “Pattern transitions in spatial epidemics: Mechanisms and emergent properties” by Gui-Quan Sun et… Continue Reading


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