John Goldsmith Award
Manolis Kogevinas, MD, PhD
Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), Barcelona, Spain
Dr. Kogenvinas received his medical degree from University of Athens in 1982 and his MSc in 1983 and PhD in 1989 from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He is currently Research Professor of the Barcelona Institute for Global Health – ISGlobal, Barcelona, Spain and the Scientific Director, Centre of Excellence “Severo Ochoa” – ISGlobal, Barcelona, Spain. Before Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology (CREAL) and IS Global was unified, Dr. Manolis was the co-director of CREAL.
Dr. Kogevinas’ research work has had a major impact on the conduct of research in Environmental Epidemiology and in several instances has been crucial in informing policy. His research has been highly citied with more than 50,000 total citations and a very high H-index of 113 as measured by Google Scholar and 82 as measured by Web of Science. The breadth of areas and the use of advanced methods in his research are truly impressive. He is an internationally renowned leader in the area of environmental health and often is consulted by national and international organizations. As an example, in the last 5 years alone, he has chaired two IARC Monograph meetings.
In addition to his remarkable contribution to the science of and training in environmental epidemiology, Dr. Kogevinas has generously served ISEE—as the President (2015 –2016) and as the organizer of the very successful ISEE meeting in Barcelona in 2011. He has also held other roles in ISEE including as a member of the Executive Council 2009-2011, Chair of the European Chapter 2013-2014, Chair of the Awards Committee, and currently as an active participant in the CAPE committee.