Miettunen Jouko

Psychiatric Epidemiology Research Group

 

Research unit: Center for Life Course Health Research

 

Group leader

Jouko Miettunen, PhD, is a professor of clinical epidemiology working mainly on psychiatric and psychological topics in the Northern Finland Birth Cohort studies. He is currently working also as a vice-dean of the University of Oulu Graduate School. He has experience from several national and international projects relating to life course epidemiology. His background is in statistics and epidemiology. He has over 250 publications, especially on schizophrenia, temperament and medical statistics.

 

What do we do

The research group investigates different topics relating to psychiatric epidemiology. The research topics include for instance risk and outcome research on psychosis, depression and alcohol use. The team investigates also psychosocial factors on cancer and effect of temperament on physical and mental health. The team utilizes especially the unique prospective Northern Finland Birth Cohort studies. The team has long experience in epidemiology and access to unique data sets, the findings are likely to have both clinical and public health influence.

 

Our team

Post doc researchers

  • Mustonen Antti
  • Niemelä Mika
  • Nordström Tanja
  • Rautio Nina

PhD students  

  • Ahola Aleksi
  • Kinnunen Lotta
  • Lehto Sini
  • Lassila Meri
  • Pohjanen Johanna
  • Tastula Anniina
  • Vladimirov Daniel

Other staff

  • Juola Teija
  • Lehtiniemi Heli
  • Niemelä Anni-Emilia

 

Where are we headed

The team aims to actively report new research findings e.g. relating to risk and protective factors for psychiatric disorders. The research team aims also to collect new data and train researchers in new methods relating to psychiatric epidemiology. The aim is also to support international collaboration and research mobility in the group. 

 

Our main collaborators

Erika Jääskeläinen, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
Leena Ala-Mursula, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
Solja Niemelä, University of Turku, Turku, Finland
Peter Jones, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
Graham Murray, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
John McGrath, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

 

How to find us

Center for Life Course Health Research, PO Box 5000, 90014 University of Oulu
jouko.miettunen[at]oulu.fi

Last updated: 9.7.2019