• Affiliate Associate Professor, Global Health
  • Affiliate Associate Professor, Periodontics
  • Associate Professor, Periodontics, UT Health San Antonio, TX

Seattle, WA
United States

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Dr. Kotsakis’ research interests lie in epidemiological aspects of oral and other non-communicable diseases with a special focus on the complex interactions between diet, aging and systemic inflammatory burden. His research program is currently funded to develop population level health metrics to assess the burden of these diseases and conditions.

  • DDS (University of Athens)
  • MS (University of Minnesota)
Country Affiliations 
  • Greek
Health Topics 
  • Oral Health
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Global Burden of Disease 2016 Greece Collaborators, Kotsakis GA. The burden of disease in Greece, health loss, risk factors, and health financing, 2000-16: an analysis of the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016. Lancet Public Health. 2018 Aug;3(8):e395-e406. doi: 10.1016/S2468-2667(18)30130-0.

Kotsakis GA, Chrepa V, Shivappa N, Wirth M, Hébert J, Koyanagi A, Tyrovolas S. Diet-borne systemic inflammation is associated with prevalent tooth loss. Clin Nutr. 2018 Aug;37(4):1306-1312. doi: 10.1016/j.clnu.2017.06.001.

Tyrovolas S, Koyanagi A, Panagiotakos DB, Haro JM, Kassebaum NJ, Chrepa V, Kotsakis GA. Population prevalence of edentulism and its association with depression and self-rated health. Sci Rep. 2016 Nov 17;6:37083. doi: 10.1038/srep37083.