Prof. Sophia Zoungas MBBS(Hons) PhD FRACP FAAHMS

Professor Sophia Zoungas is the Head of the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, a Professor of Diabetes, Vascular Health and Ageing, and the Academic Director of the Monash University Clinical Trials Centre. She is also a consultant Endocrinologist and Physician with clinical appointments at both Monash Health, including the Victorian Heart Hospital, and Alfred Health, Melbourne.

Professor Zoungas is internationally recognised for her expertise in the design and conduct of large multicentre, multinational clinical trials and cohort studies which have impacted directly on public health and clinical care. She has assembled international and national teams in diabetes, cardiovascular and kidney health, including investigator lead projects and large-scale clinical trials. Her significant contribution to the advancement of diabetes research has been recognised through the Kellion Diabetes Award 2022 and induction into the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences in 2022.

Professor Zoungas has over 300 publications in peer-reviewed journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet, Annals of Internal Medicine, British Medical Journal, and Nature Reviews and she is recognised as the most cited researcher in the field of diabetes.

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