Timo Hugg

Timo Hugg

Adjunct Professor, University Lecturer, Vice Director

Ph.D., 2009, University of Oulu
M.Sc., 1995, University of Turku

University of Oulu, Center for Environmental and Respiratory Health Research (CERH)




Positions of trust:
Management group of the Institute of Health Sciences, University of Oulu, member, 2010-2014
Training of environmental health sub-track, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oulu, person in charge, 2011-
Demonstration lesson committee of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Oulu, member, 2012-2017
European Aerobiology Society, member

Visiting address:
Aapistie 5 B, 1st floor

Room number:

Phone number:
+358 40 672 4901

timo.hugg (at) oulu.fi

Environmental health, housing and health, pollen, urban ecology, sustainable development

Research fields:
Intra-urban variation of pollen concentrations and the effect of pollen exposure on asthma and allergic rhinitis. The effects of housing and building materials on asthma, allergic diseases and symptoms.

Selected publications:

Original Articles

  • Hugg TT, Hjort J, Antikainen H, Rusanen J, Tuokila M, Korkonen S, Weckström J, Jaakkola MS, Jaakkola JJK. Urbanity as a determinant of exposure to grass pollen in Helsinki Metropolitan area, Finland. PLoS One. 2017 Oct 12;12(10):e0186348. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0186348. eCollection 2017. IF 2016 2.806 (Q1).

  • Korkala EAE, Hugg TT, Jaakkola JJK 2014: Awareness of Climate Change and the Dietary Choices of Young Adults in Finland: A Population-Based Cross-Sectional Study. PLoS ONE 9(5): 1–9; e97480.

  • Jaakkola MS, Quansah R, Hugg TT, Heikkinen SA, Jaakkola JJ. Association of indoor dampness and molds with rhinitis risk: A systematic review and meta-analysis. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2013. doi:pii: S0091-6749(13)01153-6. 10.1016/j.jaci.2013.07.028.

  • Paaso EMS, Jaakkola MS, Lajunen TK, Hugg TT, Jaakkola JJK. The Importance of Family History in Asthma during the First 27 Years of Life. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2013; 188(5):624-6.

  • Quansah R, Jaakkola MS, Hugg TT, Heikkinen SAM, Jaakkola JJK. 2012: Residential dampness and molds and the risk of developing asthma: a systematic review and meta-analysis. PLoS ONE 7(11): 1–9; e47526.

  • Pyrhönen K, Läärä E, Hiltunen L, Kaila M, Hugg T, Näyhä S. Season of the first trimester of pregnancy predicts sensitisation to food allergens in childhood: a population-based cohort study from Finland.  J Epidemiol Community Health. 2012 Jan;66(1):49-56. Epub 2010 Oct 19.

  • Hugg T, Jaakkola MS, Ruotsalainen RO, Pushkarev V, Jaakkola JJ. Exposure to animals and the risk of allergic asthma: a population-based cross-sectional study in Finnish and Russian children. Environ Health 2008; 7(1): 28.

  • Hugg T, Ruotsalainen R, Jaakkola MS, Pushkarev V, Jaakkola JJK. Comparison of allergic diseases, symptoms and respiratory infections between Finnish and Russian school children. Eur J Epidemiol 2008; 23(2): 123–133.

  • Hugg T & Rantio-Lehtimäki A. Indoor and outdoor pollen concentrations in private and public spaces during the Betula pollen season. Aerobiologia 2007; 23: 119–129.

  • Hedman J, Hugg T, Sandell J & Haahtela T. The effect of salt chamber treatment on bronchial hyperresponsiveness in asthmatics. Allergy 2007; 61(5): 605-610.

Popular media:
More than 30 articles related to the fields of environmental health, allergology, pollen, ecology, ethology and sustainable development. More than 20 reports, books etc. related to the fields of environmental health, allergology, urban ecology, environmental protection, biodiversity and environmental impact of human activities.

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Last updated: 26.7.2019