Timo Hugg

Docent, Adjunct Professor, University Lecturer
Public health (Environmental Health)

Research Unit of Population Health
Faculty of Medicine


My expertise is related to pollen grains, especially dispersal between indoor and outdoor environments, pollen concentrations in different urban environments, and the environmental health, especially effects of environmental exposures on asthma, allergic diseases and symptoms. I have published more than 90 publications from the fields of urban ecology, environmental protection, environmental health, biodiversity, human-induced environmental impacts and allergology, including 25 peer-reviewed articles.

I have previously worked as a teacher/lecturer in the different organizations and as a head of South-Karelia Allergy and Environment Institute. Lately I have been working in two multidisciplinary research projects funded by the Academy of Finland: The Influence of Air Pollution, Pollen and Ambient Temperature on Asthma and Allergies in Changing Climate (APTA, 2013–2018; coordinator of WP1: Pollen monitoring and analyses) and Climate change, air quality and housing - future challenges to public health (CLAIH, 2008–2012; coordinator). I am a member of European Aerobiology Society, starting from 2012 and act as a vice director of CERH since 2015.

Research interests

  • Pollen grains
  • Allergies and asthma
  • Environmental exposures

Researcher information

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citation count of most cited publication




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Contact information



Phone number

+358 40 6724 901

Visiting address

Faculty of Medicine
Kontinkangas Campus
Aapistie 5 B, 1st floor
Oulu, Finland

Postal address

CERH, Faculty of Medicine
PO Box 5000
FI-90014 University of Oulu

Internal address: 5CERH