Tina Costacou, M.Sc., Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health. Dr. Costacou earned her Bachelor’s and Master of Science at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst; her Ph.D. at the University of South Carolina; and a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Diabetes Epidemiology at the University of Pittsburgh. Her primary areas of interest comprise diabetes and nutrition epidemiology. She has published extensively on factors leading to the development of diabetes complications, with a special focus on the risk conferred by carrying the Haptoglobin 2-2 genotype. Dr. Costacou has served on review panels for the American Diabetes Association; the Diabetes UK; the National Institutes of Health; the Rappaport Institute for the Medical Sciences; the Israel Science Foundation; and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. She has served as the Epidemiology Section Editor for BMC Endocrine Disorders, on the editorial boards of Diabetes Care and the Journal of Nutrition and as a reviewer for many journals. She is a member of the Delta Omega Society, Mu Chapter. In 2012, the Department of Nutritional Sciences at Pennsylvania State University recognized her significant contributions to the field of Nutrition Epidemiology with the Ruth L. Pike Award. Dr. Costacou has also been thrice nominated for the Craig Award in Teaching (2012, 2015, 2019).

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