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National Technical University of Athens: Consortium #7, Case Study Author in WP5

Katerina Vlantoni works as an instructor at the Hellenic Open University and is a post doctoral fellow at the Department of History and Philosophy of Science, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (through an Onassis Foundation fellowship). Her work has been supported by a Siemens Fellowship from the Greek State Fellowship Foundation (2016- 2017), a doctoral fellowship at the History Office of the US National Institute of Health (2012), a doctoral fellowship that was co-financed by the EU and the Greek state (2009-2013).

She has participated in international research projects, including the EU HORIZON 2020 project HoNESt (History of Nuclear Energy and Society), the EU FP7 project PAPYRUS (Cultural and historical digital libraries dynamically mined from news archives) and the ESF project EuroCrit (Europe Goes Critical: the emergence and governance of critical transnational European infrastructure).

She has received PhD (2016) and BSc (2005) degrees from the Department of History and Philosophy of Science, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, and a MA degree (2006) in Science and Technology Studies from Maastricht University (European program on Society, Science and Technology-ESST). A specialist in the study of medical, scientific and technological risks, in the context of InsSciDE she will focus on the EU health diplomacy in connection to infectious diseases, blood safety, and science diplomacy (WP5).

Case Study Pitch

Dr. Vlantoni is author of InsSciDE case study n°5.3, EU Health policy at different levels: Infectious Diseases, Blood Safety, and Science Diplomacy. Read her pitch for this case study here.

This pitch outlines how case study n°5.3 will look at the role of European health diplomacy in promoting blood safety both in the European area and in response to global challenges. Key quote: ’The case study will contribute to the InsSciDE objective of a broader understanding of science-based health diplomacy. Studying a wide range of actors and practices, we will locate and highlight European and global joint actions in health policy and health diplomacy processes.’