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 2019

Challenges and solutions for N-of-1 design studies in health psychology.

Haukkala, A. H. & Nurmi, J., 23 Jan 2019, In : Health Psychology Review.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Common mental disorders and trajectories of work disability among midlife public sector employees - A 10-year follow-up study

Hiilamo, A., Shiri, R., Kouvonen, A., Manty, M., Butterworth, P., Pietilainen, O., Lahelma, E., Rahkonen, O. & Lallukka, T., 15 Mar 2019, In : Journal of Affective Disorders. 247, p. 66-72 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Contribution of smoking and alcohol consumption to income differences in life expectancy: evidence using Danish, Finnish, Norwegian and Swedish register data

Östergren, O., Martikainen, P. T., Tarkiainen, L. H., Elstad, J. I. & Brønnum-Hansen, H., 2019, In : Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. 73, 4, p. 334-339 6 p.

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Depression, emotional eating and long-term weight changes: a population-based prospective study

Konttinen, H., van Strien, T., Männistö, S., Jousilahti, P. & Haukkala, A., 20 Mar 2019, In : International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. 16, 11 p., 28.

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Activities 1986 2019

Celebrating NHS Research in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough: Prevention and Early Diagnosis

Johanna Nurmi (Attendee)
1 May 2019

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

Paneelikeskustelun jäsen

Hannu Lahtinen (Invited speaker)
13 Mar 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Puhujana Kontaktin Tiedettä & Kaljaa -tapahtumassa

Hannu Lahtinen (Speaker)
15 Apr 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Obesity (Journal)

Karri Silventoinen (Reviewer)
5 Mar 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

Prizes

Prize for the best poster

Johanna Nurmi (Recipient), 25 May 2017

Prize: Prizes and awards

Sosiaalilääketieteen yhdistyksen kunniajäsen

Eero Lahelma (Recipient), 2018

Prize: Prizes and awards

Datasets

NoWork, wave II

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

Dataset

NoWork, wave I

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

Dataset

Press / Media

Haastattelu vaali.tv:ssä

Hannu Lahtinen

12/04/2019

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Suomalaiset ovat äänestäneet ahkerasti ennakkoon

Hannu Lahtinen

08/04/2019

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Työttömien syrjäytyminen ja terveyspalevlut

Anne Kouvonen

01/04/2019

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media