Maja Popović, MD MSc Ph.D.

Cancer Epidemiology Unit, Department of Medical Sciences, University of Turin, Turin, Italy

Dr Popovic is a physician epidemiologist with expertise in life course epidemiology. She received her medical degree from University of Tuzla, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and her master's degree in epidemiology and doctoral degree in human genetics from University of Turin, Italy. She is currently a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Medical Sciences of the University of Turin.

Her research focuses on the influence of prenatal and early life exposures on long-term child health outcomes, in particular asthma, obesity and neurocognitive development. She works with birth cohorts’ data and their associated biobanks (NINFEA and Piccoli+ cohorts) studying environmental and epigenetic determinants of child health. Her research interests include also the application of causal inference approaches and methods in life course epidemiology. She is involved in several international collaborations and consortia, including LifeCycle project, International Childhood Cancer Cohort Consortium (I4C) and STOP (Science and Technology in childhood Obesity Policy) project.

She is a member in professional organizations in the fields of epidemiology, allergy and respiratory medicine.