Heidi Hintsala

Heidi Hintsala

PhD

Postdoctoral Researcher
Environmental health research, Public health, Cardiovascular diseases

8 peer reviewed publications in international journals. The publications have been cited 61 times, of which the most cited publication accounts for 21 citations. The author has a h-index of 4.00. (Scopus 19.6.2019)

Biography

My expertise is on wellness and medical technology, which I have further developed during PhD studies in medicine, focusing on cardiovascular and environmental health. My postdoctoral research involves environmental and public health, assessing effects of temperature, lighting, and physical activity in healthy people and people with chronic diseases.

PhD (Medicine), 2018, University of Oulu
Master of Health Sciences, 2012, University of Oulu

Research interests

  • health effects of cold and heat, physical activity and sedentary behavior, hypertension, blood pressure variability, experimental and intervention studies, public health

Personal grants

Yrjö Jahnsson Foundation / Postdoctoral work
Medical Research Center Oulu (MRC), Doctoral position
Emil Aaltonen Foundation / PhD work
Paavo Nurmi Foundation / PhD work
Ida Montin Foundation / PhD work
Juho Vainio Foundation / PhD work
Yrjö Jahnsson Foundation / PhD work
Aarne and Aili Turunen Foundation / PhD work
Veritas Säätiö / Award

Social media

Professional and community activities

  • Kilometrikisa https://www.kilometrikisa.fi/teams/joka-sortin-polokijat/
  • Member of Finnish Society of Sport Sciences

Research groups

  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Center for Environmental and Respiratory Health Research (CERH)

Selected publications

  • Hintsala, Heidi E; Kiviniemi, Antti M; Antikainen, Riitta; Mäntysaari, Matti; Jokelainen, Jari; Hassi, Juhani; Tulppo, Mikko P; Herzig, Karl-Heinz; Keinänen-Kiukaanniemi, Sirkka; Rintamäki, Hannu J; Jaakkola, Jouni J K: Ikäheimo, Tiina M (2019) High Home Blood Pressure Variability Associates With Exaggerated Blood Pressure Response to Cold Stress. - American journal of hypertension 32 (6), 538–546 . [Original]
  • Valtonen, Rasmus I. P.; Kiviniemi, Antti; Hintsala, Heidi E.; Ryti, Niilo R. I.; Kenttä, Tuomas; Huikuri, Heikki V.; Perkiömäki, Juha; Crandall, Craig; Lichtenbelt, Wouter van Marken; Alén, Markku; Rintamäki, Hannu; Mäntysaari, Matti; Hautala, Arto; Jaakkola, Jouni J. K.; Ikäheimo, Tiina M. (2018) Cardiovascular responses to cold and submaximal exercise in patients with coronary artery disease. - American journal of physiology: regulatory, integrative and comparative physiology 315 (4), R768-R776 . [Original]
  • Hintsala, Heidi E.; Kiviniemi, Antti M.; Tulppo, Mikko P.; Helakari, Heta; Rintamäki, Hannu; Mäntysaari, Matti; Herzig, Karl-Heinz; Keinänen-Kiukaanniemi, Sirkka; Jaakkola, Jouni J. K.; Ikaheimo, Tiina M. (2016) Hypertension Does Not Alter the Increase in Cardiac Baroreflex Sensitivity Caused by Moderate Cold Exposure. - Frontiers in Physiology 7, 204 . [Original]
  • Hintsala, Heidi; Kenttä, Tuomas V; Tulppo, Mikko; Kiviniemi, Antti; Huikuri, Heikki V; Mäntysaari, Matti; Keinänen-Kiukaannemi, Sirkka; Bloigu, Risto; Herzig, Karl-Heinz; Antikainen, Riitta; Rintamäki, Hannu; Jaakkola, Jouni; Ikäheimo, Tiina M (2014) Cardiac repolarization and autonomic regulation during short-term cold exposure in hypertensive men : an experimental study. - PLoS One 9 (7), e99973 . [Original]
  • Hintsala, Heidi; Kandelberg, Arno; Herzig, Karl-Heinz; Rintamäki, Hannu; Mäntysaari, Matti; Rantala, Aino; Antikainen, Riitta; Keinänen-Kiukaanniemi, Sirkka; Jaakkola, Jouni J. K.; Ikäheimo, Tiina M. (2014) Central aortic blood pressure of hypertensive men during short-term cold exposure. - American journal of hypertension 27 (5), 656-664 . [Original]
  • Hintsala, Heidi (2018) Cardiovascular responses to cold exposure in untreated hypertension. - Acta Universitatis Ouluensis. Series D, Medica 1474. Oulu. Artikkeliväitöskirja. 146. [Original]

Research visits

  • Noll Laboratory, Penn State University, PA, USA

    Research visit