Fields of research

Prolepsis Institute has a proven record in working and in implementing observational, retrospective and prospective studies and randomized trials in the areas of:

  • Public Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Environmental Health
  • Occupational Medicine
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Nutrition
  • Pharmacology
  • Social Medicine
  • Endocrinology

Moreover, the Institute is responsible for training researchers and collaborators in research methodology and offers consulting during the different research stages.

The epidemiological study in the region of Oinofyta

Prolepsis Institute’s scientific team has contributed to the implementation of the epidemiological study in the region of Oinofyta. The epidemiological study focuses on the consumption drinking water by the local residents of Oinofyta region until 2009. The study examines the association between the exposure to possible forms of pollution and cause-specific mortality, population-based morbidity by disease category and pulmonary function of children.

The results of the study have a significant impact on the scientific community and have been used, inter alia, as evidence from the California Environmental Protection Agency (2011) on establishing a limit of hexavalent chromium content in drinking water (Public Health Goals). For more information please click here.