Jouko Miettunen



254 peer reviewed publications in international journals. The publications have been cited 5531 times, of which the most cited publication accounts for 243 citations. The author has a h-index of 40.00. (Scopus)


I am a professor of clinical epidemiology working mainly on psychiatric and psychological topics in the Northern Finland Birth Cohort studies. I am currently working also as a vice-dean of the University of Oulu Graduate School. I have experience from several national and international projects relating to life course epidemiology. My background is in statistics and epidemiology. I have supervised 15 doctoral students and I have over 290 publications, especially on mental health, epidemiology and medical statistics. See also my personal web page:

Research interests

  • schizophrenia
  • depression
  • temperament
  • biostatistics
  • epidemiology
  • mental health
  • meta-analyses

Vice-dean of University of Oulu Graduate School (UniOGS)

I am currently working as a vice-dean of the University of Oulu Graduate School (UniOGS), my responsible are are the courses offered by UniOGS. I am also member for Doctoral Training Committee of Health and Bioscience Doctoral Program, I am responsible for PhD degrees in medicine.

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Research groups

  • Principal Investigator, Psychiatric Epidemiology Research Group

Selected publications

  • Miettunen, Jouko; Haapea, Marianne; Björnholm, Lassi; Huhtaniska, Sanna; Juola, Teija; Kinnunen, Lotta; Lehtiniemi, Heli; Lieslehto, Johannes; Rautio, Nina; Nordström, Tanja (2019) Psychiatric research in the Northern Finland Birth Cohort 1986-a systematic review. - International journal of circumpolar health 78 (1), 1571382 . [Original] [Self-archived]
  • Räsänen, Sami; Niemelä, Mika; Nordström, Tanja; Hakko, Helinä; Haapea, Marianne; Marshall, Catherine A.; Miettunen, Jouko (2017) Parental hospital-treated somatic illnesses and psychosis of the offspring-The Northern Finland Birth Cohort 1986 study. - Early intervention in psychiatry n/a (n/a), n/a . [Original]
  • Mustonen, Antti; Niemelä, Solja; Nordström, Tanja; Murray, Graham K.; Mäki, Pirjo; Jääskeläinen, Erika; Miettunen, Jouko (2018) Adolescent cannabis use, baseline prodromal symptoms and the risk of psychosis. - British journal of psychiatry 212 (4), 227-233 . [Original] [Self-archived]
  • Jääskeläinen, E.; Juola, T.; Korpela, H.; Lehtiniemi, H.; M. Nietola, M.; Korkeila, J.; Miettunen, J. (2018) Epidemiology of psychotic depression : systematic review and meta-analysis. - Psychological medicine 48 (6), 905-918 . [Original]
  • Hulkko, A. P.; Murray, G. K.; Moilanen, J.; Haapea, M.; Rannikko, I.; Jones, P. B.; Barnett, J. H.; Huhtaniska, S.; Isohanni, M. K.; Koponen, H.; Jääskeläinen, E.; Miettunen, J. (2017) Lifetime use of psychiatric medications and cognition at 43 years of age in schizophrenia in the Northern Finland Birth Cohort 1966. - European psychiatry 45, 50-58 . [Original] [Self-archived]
  • Immonen, Johanna; Jääskeläinen, Erika; Korpela, Hanna; Miettunen, Jouko (2017) Age at onset and the outcomes of schizophrenia: A systematic review and meta-analysis. - Early intervention in psychiatry 11 (6), 453-460 . [Original] [Self-archived]
  • Miettunen, J.; Nordström, T.; Kaakinen, M.; Ahmed, A. O. (2016) Latent variable mixture modeling in psychiatric research : a review and application. - Psychological medicine 46 (3), 457-467 . [Original]
  • Jääskeläinen, Erika; Haapea, Marianne; Rautio, Nina; Juola, Pauliina; Penttilä, Matti; Nordström, Tanja; Rissanen, Ina; Husa, Anja; Keskinen, Emmi; Marttila, Riikka; Filatova, Svetlana; Paaso, Tiina-Mari; Koivukangas, Jenni; Moilanen, Kristiina; Isohanni, Matti; Miettunen, Jouko (2015) Twenty years of schizophrenia research in the Northern Finland Birth Cohort 1966 : A systematic review. - Schizophrenia Research and Treatment 2015, 1-12, 524875 . [Original]
  • Jääskeläinen, Erika; Juola, Pauliina; Hirvonen, Noora; McGrath, John J.; Saha, Sukanta; Isohanni, Matti; Veijola, Juha; Miettunen, Jouko (2013) A systematic review and meta-analysis of recovery in schizophrenia. - Schizophrenia bulletin 39 (6), 1296-1306 . [Original]
  • Miettunen, J.; Murray, G. K.; Jones, P. B.; Mäki, P.; Ebeling, H.; Taanila, A.; Joukamaa, M.; Savolainen, J.; Törmänen, S.; Järvelin, M. -R.; Veijola, J.; Moilanen, I. (2014) Longitudinal associations between childhood and adulthood externalizing and internalizing psychopathology and adolescent substance use. - Psychological medicine 44 (8), 1727-1738 . [Original]
  • Käkelä, J.; Panula, J.; Oinas, E.; Hirvonen, N.; Jääskeläinen, E.; Miettunen, J. (2014) Family history of psychosis and social, occupational and global outcome in schizophrenia : a meta-analysis. - Acta psychiatrica Scandinavica 130 (4), 269-278 . [Original]

Thesis supervisions

Doctoral disertations
  • Filatova Svetlana, PhD (Trends and interactions of risk factors in psychotic disorders – Northern Finland Birth cohorts studies) [2018] (principal supervisor)

  • Haapea Marianne, PhD (Selection and information bias in psychiatric research) [2010] (assistant supervisor)

  • Huhtaniska Sanna, MScD (Predictors for changes in brain morphology in schizophrenia) [2018] (principal supervisor)

  • Hulkko Anja, MScD (Cognition and psychiatric medication in schizophrenia) [2017] (assistant supervisor)

  • Juola Pauliina, MScD (Outcome in schizophrenia and its predictors - the Northern Finland 1966 Birth Cohort) [2015] (assistant supervisor)

  • Käkelä Juha, MScD (Family history of psychosis and outcome of schizophrenia) [2018] (principal supervisor)

  • Keskinen Emmi, MScD (Familial risk and its associations to risk factors for psychoses - the Northern Finland 1966 Birth Cohort) [2015] (principal supervisor)

  • Mäkinen Johanna, MScD (Methods of search and analysis of published schizophrenia research) [2010] (principal supervisor)

  • Moilanen Jani, MScD (The use of antipsychotic medication and its association with outcomes and brain morphometry in schizophrenia – the Northern Finland Birth Cohort 1966 Study) [2016] (assistant supervisor)

  • Mustonen Antti, MD (Substance use as risk factor for psychoses) [2018] (principal supervisor, Finnish Addiction Medicine association thesis award and University of Oulu Medical Faculty thesis award)

  • Penttilä Matti, MScD (Duration of untreated psychosis - the Northern Finland 1966 Birth Cohort) [2013] (assistant supervisor)

  • Ramsay Hugh, MScD (Familial risk and adverse cognitive outcomes in psychotic disorders) [2017] (assistant supervisor)

  • Rissanen Ina, MScD (Nervous system medications and suicidal ideation and behaviour. The Northern Finland Birth Cohort 1966) [2015] (principal supervisor, Finnish Psychiatric Research Foundation thesis award)

  • Roivainen Eka, PhD (Validity in psychological measurement: an investigation of norms) [2015] (principal supervisor)

  • Taka-Eilola Tiina, MD (Mental health problems in the adult offspring of antenatally depressed mothers in the Northern Finland 1966 Birth Cohort; relationship with parental severe mental disorder) [2019] (assistant supervisor)

Research visits

  • Honorary Research Fellow
    1.11.2005 to 30.4.2006

    Research visit to Imperial College London, grant from Academy of Finland.