Joonas H Kauppila, Professor of Clinical Epidemiology, received his M.D. in 2013 and Ph.D. in 2014 from the University of Oulu, Finland. He became a Docent in Cancer Biology in 2015, at the age of 27 years, as one of the youngest docents in medical sciences ever in Finland. Kauppila worked as a Research Fellow at Karolinska Insitutet, Sweden from 2016 until 2019. He was appointed Professor of Clinical Epidemiology (30%) at University of Oulu starting from September 2021
He is leading his independent research team since 2019, and is currently pursuing a specialist degree in Gastrointestinal Surgery. His key interest areas are upper gastrointestinal disorders.