Jouni Jaakkola

Jouni JaakkolaTitle:
Professor, Director

Ph.D. in Epidemiology and Biostatistics, 1995, McGill University
D.Sc. in Medicine, 1987, Dept of Public Health, University of Helsinki
M.D., 1984, University of Helsinki

Current appointments:
2020–    Research Professor, part-time position, Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI)
2014–    Director, WHO Collaborating Centre in Global Change, Environment and Public Health, University of Oulu
2008–    Director, Center for Environmental and Respiratory Health Research (CERH), University of Oulu
2007–    Professor of Public Health, University of Oulu

Center for Environmental and Respiratory Health Research (CERH), University of Oulu
Medical Research Center Oulu, University of Oulu and Oulu University Hospital
Biocenter Oulu, University of Oulu
Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI)



Researcher ID / Publons:

Visiting address:
Aapistie 5 B, 1st floor

Room number:

Phone number:
+358 40 672 0927

jouni.jaakkola (at)

Selected Consultations and Committee Memberships:
2019 Temporary Advisor for WHO-EURO on Health in Climate Change
2019– Member of the Finnish Expert Panel for Sustainable Development
2019 Science Advice for Policy by European Academies (SAPEA) expert on climate change and health
2020– Member of the Finnish Climate Change Panel

Selected publications:

  1. Magnus P, Jaakkola JJK. Secular trend in the occurrence of asthma among children and young adults - critical appraisal of repeated cross sectional surveys. Br Med J 1997;314:1795-1799. IF 14.093, MED 6./155
  2. Nafstad P, øie L, Mehl R, Gaarder PI, Lødrup-Carlsen KC, Botten G, Magnus P, Jaakkola JJK. Residential dampness problems and development of bronchial obstruction in Norwegian children. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 1998;157:410-414. IF 11.080, RS 1./48
  3. Nafstad P, Magnus P, Jaakkola JJK. Early respiratory infections and childhood asthma. Pediatrics 2000;106:E38. IF 5.437, PE 2./115
  4. +Apelberg BJ, Aoki Y, Jaakkola JJK. Systematic review: Exposure to pets and risk of asthma and asthma-like symptoms. J All Clin Immunol 2001;107:455-460. IF 11.003, A 1./24
  5. Jaakkola JJK, Jaakkola N, Zahlsen K. Fetal growth and length of gestation in relation to exposure to environmental tobacco smoke measured by hair nicotine concentration. Environ Health Perspect 2001;109:557-561. IF 7.036, ES 3./205; POEH 2./157
  6. Jaakkola JJK, Nafstad P, Magnus P. Environmental tobacco smoke, parental atopy, and childhood asthma Environ Health Perspect 2001;109:579-582. IF 7.036, ES 3./205; POEH 2./157
  7. *Maisonet M, Bush TJ, Correa A, Jaakkola JJK. The relation between ambient air pollution and low birth weight in the Northeastern United States. Environ Health Perspect 2001;109(suppl 3):351-356. IF 7.036, ES 3./205; POEH 2./157
  8. Jaakkola JJK, Jaakkola N, Piipari R, Jaakkola MS. Pets, parental atopy and asthma in adults. J All Clin Immunol 2002; 109:784-8. IF 11.003, A 1./24
  9. Jaakkola JJK, Piipari R, Jaakkola MS. Occupation and asthma: a population-based incident case-control study. Am J Epidemiol 2003;158:981-7. IF 5.216, POEH 6./157                   
  10. Jaakkola JJK, Gissler M. Maternal smoking in pregnancy, fetal development, and childhood asthma. Am J Public Health 2004;94:136-40. IF 3.926, POEH 13./158
  11. Jaakkola JJK, Gissler M. Maternal smoking in pregnancy as a determinant of rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory polyarthropathies during the first 7 years of life. Int J Epidemiol. 2005 Jun;34(3):664-71. Epub 2005 Jan 13. IF 6.414, POEH 3./158
  12. Jaakkola JJK, Hwang BF, Jaakkola N. Home dampness and molds, parental atopy, and asthma in childhood: a six-year population-based cohort study. Environ Health Perspect 2005;13:357-61. IF 7.036, ES 3./205; POEH 2./157
  13. Jaakkola JJK, Ieromnimon A, Jaakkola MS. Interior surface materials and asthma in adults: A population-based incident case-control study. Am J Epidemiol 2006 Oct 15;164(8):742-9. IF 5.216, POEH 6./157
  14. Jaakkola JJK, Ahmed P, Ieromnimon A, Goepfert P, Laiou E, Quansah R, Jaakkola MS. Preterm delivery and asthma: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J All Clin Immunol 2006; 118:823-30. IF 11.003, A 1./24
  15. Jaakkola JJK, Knight T. The role of exposure to di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate in the development of asthma and allergies. Environ Health Perspect 2008;116:845-853. IF 7.036, ES 3./205; POEH 2./157
  16. *Hwang BF, Jaakkola JJK. Ozone and other air pollutants and the risk of oral clefts. Environ Health Perspect. 2008 Oct;116(10):1411-5. IF 7.036, ES 3./205; POEH 2./157
  17. Jaakkola JJK, Hwang BF, Jaakkola MS. Home dampness and molds as determinants of allergic rhinitis: a 6-year population-based cohort study. Am J Epidemiol 2010;172:451-459. IF 5.216, POEH 6./157
  18. Hwang BF, Lee YL, Jaakkola JJK. Air pollution and stillbirth: a population-based case-control study in Taiwan. Environ Health Perspect 2011 Sep;119(9):1345-9. IF 7.036, ES 3./205; POEH 2./157
  19. Quansah R, Jaakkola MS, Hugg TT, Heikkinen SAM, Jaakkola JJK. Residential Dampness and Molds and the Risk of Developing Asthma: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. PLoS ONE 2012; 7(11): e47526. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0047526. IF 4.092, B 12./84
  20. Guo Y, Li S, Zhang Y, Armstrong B, Jaakkola JJK, Tong S, Pan X. Extremely cold and hot temperatures increase the risk of ischaemic heart disease mortality: epidemiological evidence from China. Heart. 2012 Nov 13. IF 4.45
  21. Jaakkola MS, Quansah R, Hugg T, Heikkinen SAM, Jaakkola JJK. Association of indoor dampness and molds with rhinitis risk: A systematic review and meta-analysis. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2013 Nov;132(5):1099-1110.e18. doi: 10.1016/j.jaci.2013.07.028. Epub 2013 Sep 10. IF 11.248, A 1./21
  22. Lajunen TK, Jaakkola JJ, Jaakkola MS. The Synergistic Effect of Heredity and Exposure to Second-hand Smoke on Adult-onset Asthma. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2013 Oct 1;188(7):776-82. doi: 10.1164/rccm.201304-0773OC. IF 11.986, RS 1./54
  23. Amegah AK, Quansah R, Jaakkola JJ. Household Air Pollution from Solid Fuel Use and Risk of Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of the Empirical Evidence. PLoS One. 2014 Dec 2;9(12):e113920. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0113920. eCollection 2014. IF 3.234, MS 8./56
  24. Ryti NRI, Guo Y, Jaakkola JJ. Global Association of Cold Spells and Adverse Health Effects: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Environ Health Perspect. 2016 Jan;124(1):12-22. doi: 10.1289/ehp.1408104. Epub 2015 May 15. IF 2014 7.977
  25. Liu C, Chen R, Sera F, Vicedo-Cabrera A, Guo Y, Tong S, de Sousa Zanotti Stagliorio Coelho M, Hilario P Saldiva N, Lavigne E, Matus Correa P, Valdes Ortega N, Osorio Garcia S, Pascal M, Stafoggia M, Scortichini M, Hashizume M, Honda Y, Hurtado M, Cruz J, Nunes B, Teixeira JP, Kim H, Tobias A, Íñiguez C, Forsberg B, Åström C, Ragettli MS, Guo YLL, Chen BY, Bell ML, Wright CY, Scovronick N, Garland R, Milojevic A, Kyselý J, Urban A, OrruAaron H, Indermitte E, Jaakkola JJK, Ryti NRI, Zanobetti A, Schwartz J, Cohen A, Gasparrini A, Kan H. Ambient Particulate Air Pollution and Daily Mortality in 652 Cities. N Engl J Med 2019; 381:705-715. DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa1817364. IF 2018 70.670 (Q1).

Popular media, selected:

Helsingin sanomat August 23, 2019
Suomessakin ilmansaasteet vaarantavat terveyttä [in Finnish]

Helsingin sanomat (online) August 22, 2019
Suomen ilma on maailman puhtainta, mutta kansainvälisen tutkimuksen mukaan ilmansaasteet voivat tappaa myös täällä [in Finnish]

Helsingin sanomat 29 May 2019
Suomalaistutkijat tekivät yllättävän havainnon: Lepän siitepöly aiheuttaa todennäköisesti kymmeniä kuolemia vuodessa [in Finnish]

Tammenlastuja 4/2018 p. 22-23
Etulinjassa ilmastonmuutoksessa [in Finnish]

Yle Uutiset 29 October 2018
Tutkimus: Saamelaiset koko ajan alttiimpia ilmastonmuutoksen kielteisille vaikutuksille [in Finnish]

University of Oulu research articles, October 29, 2014 [in Finnish]
Ilmastonmuutos haastaa kansanterveyden

Akuutti, YLE TV1, March 12, 2014 [in Finnish]
Viekö takkatuli terveyden?

Helsingin Sanomat, March 12, 2014
Professorit: Suomi tarvitsee homeklinikoita [in Finnish]

Akuutti, YLE TV1, December 12, 2012 [in Finnish]
Home altistaa astmalle

Kaleva, November 19, 2012
Huono sisäilma vaikuttaa sikiöön [in Finnish]

Kaleva, November 14, 2012
Hometalo on lapselle vaarallisempi kuin aikuiselle [in Finnish]

University of Oulu researcher profile
PubMed articles
Google Scholar
Researcher ID / Publons 

Last updated: 18.6.2020