Dr. Demetris Lamnisos

School : The School of Sciences
Position : Assistant Professor, Statistics

Dr. Demetris Lamnisos Mailing Address
Nicosia
Cyprus

22713293 22713293

Email: D.Lamnisos@euc.ac.cy D.Lamnisos@euc.ac.cy

Profile

Dr Lamnisos has a BSc degree in Mathematics and Statistics (University of Cyprus, 2004), and an MSc and PhD degrees in Statistics (University of Warwick, 2010). Currently, Dr Lamnisos is an Assistant Professor of Biostatistics and acts as the coordinator of the Master programme in Public Health at the European University Cyprus. Dr Lamnisos has research interests in multivariate spatial statistics and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) with applications in Public Health and Epidemiology. In particular, he is developing spatial factor models for summarizing area-level deprivation indices from census-data and clustering methods for creating the Cyprus national statistics area classification. Furthermore, he has research interest in Bayesian Model Averaging and Bayesian Hierarchical models with applications in Public Health. Specifically, he is developing spatial hierarchical models for disease mapping to investigate the geographical distribution of health data and the social gradient in health across Cypriot communities. All the developed statistical models are implemented in freely accessible software such as R and BUGS using Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) methods. His teaching experience covers a broad range of statistical subjects, including Biostatistics, Bayesian methods, Multi-level models, Methods for Missing data, Structural Equation Modelling, Meta Analysis and Computational Statistics at undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral level.

 

Academic / research positions held

  • Assistant Professor in Biostatistics, Coordinator of the Master in Public Health, Department of Health Sciences, School of Sciences, European University Cyprus               
  • Research Fellow in Biostatistics, Department of Nursing and Cyprus International Institute for Environmental and Public Health, School of Health Sciences, Cyprus University of Technology

 

Awards & Honors

  • PhD Scholarship, Centre for Research in Statistical Methodology (CRiSM), University of Warwick

 

Courses Taught

European University Cyprus                                      

  • Advanced Biostatistics, PhD in Public Health, Department of Health Sciences
  • Biostatistics, MSc in Public Health (Distance Learning), Department of Health Sciences
  • Biostatistics, MSc in Sports Science, Department of Health Sciences
  • Biostatistics, MSc in Sports Physiotherapy, Department of Health Sciences
  • Biostatistics and Epidemiology (Conventional and Hybrid Learning), MSc in Nursing, Department of Health Sciences
  • Applied Biostatistics, BSc in Medicine, School of Medicine
  • Introduction to Statistics, BSc in Mathematics, Department of Computer science and Engineering

Open University Cyprus                                                             

  • Research Methods in Health Services
  • Health Economics

 

Administrative Experience

  • Coordinator of the Master in Public Health
  • Co-coordinator of the PhD in Public Health
  • Chair of the Organising Committee for the 4th National Public Health Conference 

Professional Activities

  • National representative for the International Biometric Society, Eastern Mediterranean Region
  • Peer-Reviewed Articles for: BMC Public Health, Statistics and Computing, Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics, Data in Brief

Degrees

PhD in Statistics, University of Warwick, United Kingdom 

Dissertation: “Bayesian variable selection in Classification problems with many more variables than observations ”

MSc in Statistics, University of Warwick United Kingdom.

BSc in Mathematics and Statistics, University of Cyprus, Cyprus.

Research

  • Multivariate spatial statistics and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) with applications in Public Health and Epidemiology
  • Bayesian Model Averaging and Bayesian Hierarchical models with applications in Health Research
  • Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) methods
  • Design and interpretation of clinical trials
  • Systematic review and meta-analysis

Publications

Articles

  • Nicolaou, V., Stassinopoulos, D., Lamnisos, D., “The effectiveness of the exercise programme by the method Graham, in functional capacity and quality of life of women with mastectomy breast cancer”, Journal Biology of Exercise, 2016.
  • Stassinopoulos, D., Papadopoulos, C., Lamnisos, D., Stergioulas, A., “LLLT for the management of patients with ankylosing spondylitis”, Lasers in Medical Science, 2016.
  • Stassinopoulos, D., Papadopoulos, C., Lamnisos, D., Stassinopoulos, D., “The use of Bioptron light (polarized, polychromatic, non-coherent) therapy for the treatment of acute ankle sprains”, Disability and Rehabilitation, 2016.
  • Lambrinou, A., Kalogirou, F., Lamnisos, D., Middleton, N. and Papathanasoglou E., “The 9-item European heart failure self-behaviour scale: A multidimensional or a uni-dimensional scale?”, Heart & Lung, 2014.
  • Middleton, N., Kolokotroni, O., Lamnisos, D., Koutrakis, P., Yiallouros, P.K., “Prevalence of asthma and respiratory symptoms in 15-17 year-old Greek-Cypriots by proximity of residence to power plants: Cyprus 2006-2007”, Public Health, 2014.
  • Kolokotroni, O., Papadopoulou, A., Yiallouros, P.K., Raftopoulos, V., Kouta, C., Lamnisos, D., Nicolaidou, P., Middleton, N., “Association of vitamin D with adiposity measures and other determinants in a cross-sectional study of Cypriot adolescents”, Public Health Nutrition, 2014, 1-10.
  • Lamnisos, D., Moustaki, M., Kolokotroni, O., Koksoy, H., Faiz, M., Arifoglu, K., Milton, D. K., Middleton, N., Yiallouros, P., “Prevalence of asthma and allergies in children aged 7-8 and 13-14 from the Greek-Cypriot and Turkish -Cypriot communities in Cyprus: a bi- communal cross-sectional study ”, BMC Public Health, 2013, 13:585.
  • Savva, S., Lamnisos, D., Kafatos, A., “Predicting cardiometabolic risk: waist-to-height ratio or BMI. A meta-analysis”, Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome & Obesity: Targets and Therapy, 2013, 6.
  • Lambrinou, A., Kalogirou, F., Lamnisos, D., Middleton, N. and Papathanasoglou E., “Evaluation of the psychometric properties of the Greek version of the Minnesota Living with Heart Failure questionnaire”, Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention, 2013, doi: 10.1097/HCR.0b013e3182930cbb.
  • Yiallouros, P., Lamnisos, D., Kolokotroni, O., Moustaki, M., Middleton, N., “Associations of body fat percent and body mass index with childhood asthma by age and gender”, Obesity, 2012, doi: 10.1002/oby.20284.
  • Lamnisos, D., Griffin, J.E., and Steel, M.F., “Adaptive Monte Carlo for Bayesian variable selection in regression models,” Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics, 2012, doi: 10.1080/10618600.2012.694756.
  • Kolokotroni , O., Middleton, N., Gavatha, M., Lamnisos , D., Priftis, K., Yiallouros, P., “Asthma and atopy in children born by caesarean section: effect modification by family history of allergies -- a population based cross-sectional study”, BMC Pediatrics, 2012, 12:179.
  • Lambrinou, A., Kalogirou, F., Lamnisos, D., and Sourtzi, P., “Effectiveness of heart failure management programs with nurse-led discharge planning in reducing readmissions: A systematic review and meta-analysis” International Journal of Nursing Studies, 2012, 9(5):610-24.
  • Yiallouros, P., Savva, S., Kolokotroni, O., Behood, B., Zeniou, M., Economou, M., Chadjigorgiou, C., Kourides, Y., Tornaritis, M., Milton, M., Lamnisos, D. and Middleton, N., “Low serum high-density lipoprotein cholesterol in childhood is associated with adolescent asthma” Clinical & Experimental Allergy, 2012, 42(3):423-32.
  • Lamnisos, D., Griffin, J.E., and Steel, M.F., “Cross-validation prior choice in Bayesian probit regression with many covariates,” Statistics and Computing, 2012, 22:359-73.
  • Lamnisos, D., Griffin, J.E., and Steel, M.F., “Transdimensional sampling algorithms for Bayesian variable selection in classification problems with many more variables than observations,” Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics, 2009, 18(3) 592-612.
  • D.Bowers, Ν. Μιτλεττον, Θ. Καλαβανά, Δ. Λάμνισος, Ν. Παναγιώτου, Μ. Τάλιας (2010) “Θεμελιώδεις Ένοιες στη Βιοστατιστική- εισαγωγή για επαγγελματίες υγείας” Ιατρικές εκδόσεις Πασχαλίδης, Αθήνα.

 

Books

  • D.Bowers, Ν. Μιτλεττον, Θ. Καλαβανά, Δ. Λάμνισος, Ν. Παναγιώτου, Μ. Τάλιας (2010) “Θεμελιώδεις Ένοιες στη Βιοστατιστική- εισαγωγή για επαγγελματίες υγείας” Ιατρικές εκδόσεις Πασχαλίδης, Αθήνα.
  • Middleton, N, Ellina, P., Zannoupas, G., Lamnisos, D., Kouta, C., “Socioeconomic inequality in health: individual- and area-level measures of socioeconomic position”, Socioeconomic Environment and Human Psychology: Social, Ecological, and Cultural Perspectives, 2017.

Conferences

  • “A small-area analysis of health inequalities across the geodemographic area classification in Cyprus”, 10th European Public Health Conference, 2017, Stockholm, Sweden. 
  • “A small-area validation of deprivation using 2011 census data from Cyprus”, 10th European Public Health Conference, 2017, Stockholm, Sweden. 
  • “Investigation of the validity of the Townsend index as a measure of material deprivation in Cyprus”, 9th European Public Health Conference, 2016, Vienna, Austria. 
  • “Awareness, attitudes towards waste-water reuse and perceptions of public health risks among the general public in Cyprus”, 6th European Public Health Conference (EUPHA), 2013, Brussels.  
  •  “A spatial factor model for summarizing area level Townsend-like index”, 7th Eastern Mediterranean Region-International Biometric Society (EMR-IBS), 2013, Tel Aviv. 
  • “Area deprivation in Cyprus is not Townsend's: a spatial factor model,” 5th European Public Health Conference, 2012, Malta. 
  • “Adaptive Monte Carlo for Bayesian variable selection in regression models,” 20th International Conference on Computational Statistics (COMPSTAT), 2012, Cyprus. 
  • “Prevalence of asthma and allergies in the Greek (G/C) and Turkish (T/C) communities in Cyprus,” European Respiratory Society (ERS) Annual Congress, 2011, Amsterdam. 
  • “Cross-validation prior choice in Bayesian probit regression with many covariates,” 6th Eastern Mediterranean Region-International Biometric Society (EMR-IBS) 2011, Crete. 
  • “Transdimensional sampling algorithms for Bayesian variable selection in classification problems with many more variables than observations,” 9th World Conference of the International Society for Bayesian Analysis (ISBA), 2008, Hamilton Island, Australia. 
  • “On the specification of prior distributions for Bayesian variable selection in probit regression with many more variables than observations,” Bayesian Analysis of High Dimensional Data, 2008.

Seminars

  • “An introduction to Applied Multilevel Modeling using SPSS”, 4th National Public Health Conference, Cyprus, October, 2016.
  • “Adaptive Monte Carlo methods for variable selection in regression models”, Department of Economics, Mathematics and Statistics, Birkbeck University of London, UK, May 2012.