Organization profile

Organisation Profile

The key disciplines in the CPHS are demography, medical sociology, social epidemiology and social psychology. The research within the CPHS is based on large population based studies on social structural and socioeconomic influences on health behaviours, biomarkers, health, disease and mortality; their psychosocial determinants, as well as consequences of health and illness. The CPHS teams apply advanced study designs and statistical methods and the outcomes of research are published in leading international journals. There is long-lasting strong international collaboration that has also lead to a large number of international comparative studies. The CPHS findings are used in monitoring of health inequalities and in policies to reduce these inequalities. Intervention studies within the CPHS contribute to more efficient health promotion programs.

The CPHS has a long experience of using various data sources that enable powerful designs to examine causes and consequences of population health. In particular, as part of the CPHS the ‘Population Research Unit’ has the responsibility for the maintenance and development of an individual-level register-based data set designed for the analysis of different demographic and social phenomena. This data set is unique and internationally well-known for its quality, and it covers 40 years of follow-up of the total Finnish population. Within the Faculty of Medicine the CPHS team is the only one in charge of social scientific research and training on population health.

The CPHS doctoral program ‘Population, Health and Living Conditions’ focuses on advanced quantitative health research, and the participating teams are natural learning environments for international level research. Active collaboration between CPHS teams and national and international research institutes provides excellent opportunities for students to participate in multidisciplinary research and provide excellent employment opportunities. Training has been international during the last fifteen years with leading foreign visitors and teachers participating in the seminars. A doctoral training programme with Swedish partners has continued for over ten years.

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Projects 2010 2025

Publications 1998 2018

Adherence to the healthy Nordic diet is associated with weight change during 7 years of follow-up

Kanerva, N., Harald, K., Männistö, S., Kaartinen, N. E., Maukonen, M., Haukkala, A. & Jousilahti, P., 14 Jul 2018, In : British Journal of Nutrition. 120, 1, p. 101-110 10 p.

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A screening tool for the risk of disability retirement due to musculoskeletal disorders

Shiri, R., Heliövaara, M., Ahola, K., Kaila-Kangas, L., Haukka, E., Kausto, J., Saastamoinen, P., Leino-Arjas, P. & Lallukka, T., 2018, In : Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health. 44, 1, p. 37-46 10 p.

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Association between birth weight and educational attainment: an individual-based pooled analysis of nine twin cohorts

Jelenkovic, A., Mikkonen, J., Martikainen, P., Latvala, A., Yokoyama, Y., Sund, R., Vuoksimaa, E., Rebato, E., Sung, J., Kim, J., Lee, J., Lee, S., Stazi, M. A., Fagnani, C., Brescianini, S., Derom, C. A., Vlietinck, R. F., Loos, R. J. F., Krueger, R. F., Mcgue, M. & 13 othersPahlen, S., Nelson, T. L., Whitfield, K. E., Brandt, I., Nilsen, T. S., Harris, J. R., Cutler, T. L., Hopper, J. L., Tarnoki, A. D., Tarnoki, D. L., Sorensen, T. I. A., Kaprio, J. & Silventoinen, K., Sep 2018, In : Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. 72, 9, p. 832-837 6 p.

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Association of current and former smoking with body mass index: A study of smoking discordant twin pairs from 21 twin cohorts

Piirtola, M., Jelenkovic, A., Latvala, A., Sund, R., Korhonen, M. T., Kaprio, J., Silventoinen, K. & collaboration group, CODAT., 12 Jul 2018, In : PLoS One. 13, 7, e0200140 .

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Associations between birth size and later height from infancy through adulthood: An individual based pooled analysis of 28 twin cohorts participating in the CODATwins project

Jelenkovic, A., Yokoyama, Y., Sund, R., Hur, Y-M., Harris, J. R., Brandt, I., Nilsen, T. S., Ooki, S., Ullemar, V., Almqvist, C., Magnusson, P. K. E., Saudino, K. J., Stazi, M. A., Fagnani, C., Brescianini, S., Nelson, T. L., Whitfield, K. E., Knafo-Noam, A., Mankuta, D., Abramson, L. & 30 othersCutler, T. L., Hopper, J. L., Llewellyn, C. H., Fisher, A., Corley, R. P., Huibregtse, B. M., Derom, C. A., Vlietinck, R. F., Bjerregaard-Andersen, M., Beck-Nielsen, H., Sodemann, M., Krueger, R. F., McGue, M., Pahlen, S., Alexandra Burt, S., Klump, K. L., Dubois, L., Boivin, M., Brendgen, M., Dionne, G., Vitaro, F., Willemsen, G., Bartels, M., van Beijsterveld, C. E. M., Craig, J. M., Heikkilä, K., Pietiläinen, K. H., Ning, F., Kaprio, J. & Silventoinen, K., May 2018, In : Early Human Development. 120, p. 53-60 8 p.

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Activities 1986 2018

Nordic-UK Workshop on Life-Course Research in Health and Disease

Johanna Pekkala (Speaker: Presenter)
31 May 20181 Jun 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Mike Savage

Anne Kouvonen (Host)
2018 → …

Activity: Hosting a visitor typesAcademic visit at UH

Antidepressant medication use among working age first-generation migrants in Finland

Anne Kouvonen (Speaker)
17 May 201819 May 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Faculty Common Matters (Organisational unit)

Anne Kouvonen (Board member)
Mar 2018 → …

Activity: Membership typesAssessment of candidates for academic posts

ETMU days 2018

Anne Kouvonen (Speaker: Chair)
15 Nov 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Prizes

Prize for the best poster

Sari Johanna Nurmi (Recipient), 25 May 2017

Prize: Prizes and awards

Datasets

NoWork, wave II

Komp-Leukkunen, K. S. (Creator), Kathrin Komp, 2017

Dataset

NoWork, wave I

Komp-Leukkunen, K. S. (Creator), Kathrin Komp, 2016

Dataset

Press / Media

Uudet professorit

Anne Maria Kouvonen

20/11/2018

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Study International (COS)

Anne Maria Kouvonen

12/11/2018

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Growing old in Poland (blog)

Anne Maria Kouvonen

23/10/2018

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

A new professor of Social Policy

Anne Maria Kouvonen

12/10/201815/10/2018

3 items of media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Kuka jaksaa jatkaa töissä - Helsingin kaupungin ja Helsinki Health Study:n seminaari

Anne Maria Kouvonen, Jaakko Juhani Harkko & Hilla Helmi Maria Sumanen

10/10/201813/10/2018

2 items of media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media