Professor of General Practice and Primary Health Care at the School of Medicine, University of Crete

Christos Lionis serves currently the Clinic of Social and Family Medicine (CSFM) at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Crete ( as Professor of General Practice and Primary Health Care and Director. He has also appointed as Guest Professor of General Practice in the Institute of Health and Medicine at the University of Linkoping, Sweden. Christos with a strong orientation in research and education has actively involved in the development of Primary Care and General Practice in Greece and internationally. Several research collaborative proposals with the involvement of the CSFM have been funded by EU and international agencies  with an impact on the capacity building of primary health care and public health in Greece. Christos is also involved in an editorial and advisory capacity with a number of international journals. He also is a member of the Executive Board of various professional organisations including that of WONCA Working Party on Mental Health where he is currently elected as Chair. He has been awarded as Honorary Fellow for the Royal College of General Practitioners, the World Organization of National Colleges, Academies and Academic Associations of General Practitioners/Family Physicians (WONCA) and the European Society of Cardiology. Christos has published 411 papers in international journals that they cited in PubMed. Since 2019, Christos is a member of the European Commission Expert Panel on Effective Ways of Investing in Health.