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Anna Keski-Rahkonen

Specialist in Psychiatry and Public Health

20002021

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Description of research and teaching

My core areas of interest are mental health, public health, sexual health, and gender and health. My work examines the interface of mental health and wellbeing in adolescents and young adults. I am particularly interested in recovery, mental wellbeing, eating disorders, neuropsychiatric disorders (ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, Tourette), body image, sexual health, and gender and health. I also have strong interest in clinical and population epidemiology. I have also published several non-fiction books.

I teach Evidence Based Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology. In addition, I offer various courses for health professionals - mental health, sexual health, research methods, academic writing. I also organize writing retreats.

Education/Academic qualification

Sexology, Specialist in Sexological Counseling, Sexpo

2020 → …

Award Date: 12 Jun 2020

Sexual Medicine, Fellow of the European Committee of Sexual Medicine, European Society for Sexual Medicine

2020 → …

Award Date: 4 Feb 2020

Specialist in Medical Education, Suomen Lääkäriliitto

2019 → …

Award Date: 11 Apr 2019

Specialist in Psychiatry, University of Helsinki

2015 → …

Docent in Psychiatric Epidemiology, University of Helsinki

2009 → …

Specialist in Public Health, University of Helsinki

2007 → …

Doctor of Medical Science, University of Helsinki

2005 → …

Master of Public Health, Columbia University

2005 → …

Medical Doctor, University of Helsinki

1998 → …

Fields of Science

  • 3141 Health care science
  • 3142 Public health care science, environmental and occupational health
  • Mental Health

International and National Collaboration

Publications and projects within past five years.
  • Shared genetic risk between eating disorder- and substance-use-related phenotypes: Evidence from genome-wide association studies

    Munn-Chernoff, M. A., Johnson, E. C., Chou, Y-L., Coleman, J. R. I., Thornton, L. M., Walters, R. K., Yilmaz, Z., Baker, J. H., Hübel, C., Gordon, S., Medland, S. E., Watson, H. J., Gaspar, H. A., Bryois, J., Hinney, A., Leppä, V. M., Mattheisen, M., Ripke, S., Yao, S., Giusti-Rodríguez, P. & 332 others, Hanscombe, K. B., Adan, R. A. H., Alfredsson, L., Ando, T., Andreassen, O. A., Berrettini, W. H., Boehm, I., Boni, C., Boraska Perica, V., Buehren, K., Burghardt, R., Cassina, M., Cichon, S., Clementi, M., Cone, R. D., Courtet, P., Crow, S., Crowley, J. J., Danner, U. N., Davis, O. S. P., de Zwaan, M., Dedoussis, G., Degortes, D., DeSocio, J. E., Dick, D. M., Dikeos, D., Dina, C., Dmitrzak-Weglarz, M., Docampo, E., Duncan, L. E., Egberts, K., Ehrlich, S., Escaramís, G., Esko, T., Estivill, X., Farmer, A., Favaro, A., Fernández-Aranda, F., Fichter, M. M., Fischer, K., Föcker, M., Foretova, L., Forstner, A. J., Forzan, M., Franklin, C. S., Gallinger, S., Giegling, I., Giuranna, J., Gonidakis, F., Gorwood, P., Gratacos Mayora, M., Guillaume, S., Guo, Y., Hakonarson, H., Hatzikotoulas, K., Hauser, J., Hebebrand, J., Helder, S. G., Herms, S., Herpertz-Dahlmann, B., Herzog, W., Huckins, L. M., Hudson, J. I., Imgart, H., Inoko, H., Janout, V., Jiménez-Murcia, S., Julià, A., Kalsi, G., Kaminská, D., Karhunen, L., Karwautz, A., Kas, M. J. H., Kennedy, J. L., Keski-Rahkonen, A., Kiezebrink, K., Kim, Y-R., Klump, K. L., Knudsen, G. P. S., La Via, M. C., Le Hellard, S., Levitan, R. D., Li, D., Lilenfeld, L., Lin, B. D., Lissowska, J., Luykx, J., Magistretti, P. J., Maj, M., Mannik, K., Marsal, S., Marshall, C. R., Mattingsdal, M., McDevitt, S., McGuffin, P., Metspalu, A., Meulenbelt, I., Micali, N., Mitchell, K., Monteleone, A. M., Monteleone, P., Nacmias, B., Navratilova, M., Ntalla, I., O'Toole, J. K., Ophoff, R. A., Padyukov, L., Palotie, A., Pantel, J., Papezova, H., Pinto, D., Rabionet, R., Raevuori, A., Ramoz, N., Reichborn-Kjennerud, T., Ricca, V., Ripatti, S., Ritschel, F., Roberts, M., Rotondo, A., Rujescu, D., Rybakowski, F., Santonastaso, P., Scherag, A., Scherer, S. W., Schmidt, U., Schork, N. J., Schosser, A., Seitz, J., Slachtova, L., Slagboom, P. E., Slof-Op't Landt, M. C. T., Slopien, A., Sorbi, S., Świątkowska, B., Szatkiewicz, J. P., Tachmazidou, I., Tenconi, E., Tortorella, A., Tozzi, F., Treasure, J., Tsitsika, A., Tyszkiewicz-Nwafor, M., Tziouvas, K., van Elburg, A. A., van Furth, E. F., Wagner, G., Walton, E., Widen, E., Zeggini, E., Zerwas, S., Zipfel, S., Bergen, A. W., Boden, J. M., Brandt, H., Crawford, S., Halmi, K. A., Horwood, L. J., Johnson, C., Kaplan, A. S., Kaye, W. H., Mitchell, J., Olsen, C. M., Pearson, J. F., Pedersen, N. L., Strober, M., Werge, T., Whiteman, D. C., Woodside, D. B., Grove, J., Henders, A. K., Larsen, J. T., Parker, R., Petersen, L. V., Jordan, J., Kennedy, M. A., Birgegård, A., Lichtenstein, P., Norring, C., Landén, M., Mortensen, P. B., Polimanti, R., McClintick, J. N., Adkins, A. E., Aliev, F., Bacanu, S-A., Batzler, A., Bertelsen, S., Biernacka, J. M., Bigdeli, T. B., Chen, L-S., Clarke, T-K., Degenhardt, F., Docherty, A. R., Edwards, A. C., Foo, J. C., Fox, L., Frank, J., Hack, L. M., Hartmann, A. M., Hartz, S. M., Heilmann-Heimbach, S., Hodgkinson, C., Hoffmann, P., Hottenga, J-J., Konte, B., Lahti, J., Lahti-Pulkkinen, M., Lai, D., Ligthart, L., Loukola, A., Maher, B. S., Mbarek, H., McIntosh, A. M., McQueen, M. B., Meyers, J. L., Milaneschi, Y., Palviainen, T., Peterson, R. E., Ryu, E., Saccone, N. L., Salvatore, J. E., Sanchez-Roige, S., Schwandt, M., Sherva, R., Streit, F., Strohmaier, J., Thomas, N., Wang, J-C., Webb, B. T., Wedow, R., Wetherill, L., Wills, A. G., Zhou, H., Boardman, J. D., Chen, D., Choi, D-S., Copeland, W. E., Culverhouse, R. C., Dahmen, N., Degenhardt, L., Domingue, B. W., Frye, M. A., Gäbel, W., Hayward, C., Ising, M., Keyes, M., Kiefer, F., Koller, G., Kramer, J., Kuperman, S., Lucae, S., Lynskey, M. T., Maier, W., Mann, K., Männistö, S., Müller-Myhsok, B., Murray, A. D., Nurnberger, J. I., Preuss, U., Räikkönen, K., Reynolds, M. D., Ridinger, M., Scherbaum, N., Schuckit, M. A., Soyka, M., Treutlein, J., Witt, S. H., Wodarz, N., Zill, P., Adkins, D. E., Boomsma, D. I., Bierut, L. J., Brown, S. A., Bucholz, K. K., Costello, E. J., de Wit, H., Diazgranados, N., Eriksson, J. G., Farrer, L. A., Foroud, T. M., Gillespie, N. A., Goate, A. M., Goldman, D., Grucza, R. A., Hancock, D. B., Harris, K. M., Hesselbrock, V., Hewitt, J. K., Hopfer, C. J., Iacono, W. G., Johnson, E. O., Karpyak, V. M., Kendler, K. S., Kranzler, H. R., Krauter, K., Lind, P. A., McGue, M., MacKillop, J., Madden, P. A. F., Maes, H. H., Magnusson, P. K. E., Nelson, E. C., Nöthen, M. M., Palmer, A. A., Penninx, B. W. J. H., Porjesz, B., Rice, J. P., Rietschel, M., Riley, B. P., Rose, R. J., Shen, P-H., Silberg, J., Stallings, M. C., Tarter, R. E., Vanyukov, M. M., Vrieze, S., Wall, T. L., Whitfield, J. B., Zhao, H., Neale, B. M., Wade, T. D., Heath, A. C., Montgomery, G. W., Martin, N. G., Sullivan, P. F., Kaprio, J., Breen, G., Gelernter, J., Edenberg, H. J., Bulik, C. M. & Agrawal, A., Jan 2021, In : Addiction Biology. 26, 1, 20 p., 12880.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  • DSM-5 eating disorders among adolescents and young adults in Finland: A public health concern

    Silén, Y., Sipilä, P. N., Raevuori, A., Mustelin, L., Marttunen, M., Kaprio, J. & Keski-Rahkonen, A., May 2020, In : International Journal of Eating Disorders. 53, 5, p. 520-531 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  • Genetic identification of cell types underlying brain complex traits yields insights into the etiology of Parkinson's disease

    Psychiat Genomics Consortium, Int Headache Genetics Consortium, 23andMe Res Team, Bryois, J., Skene, N. G., Hansen, T. F., Sullivan, P. F., Järvelin, M-R., Kallela, M., Kaprio, J., Kaunisto, M., Artto, V., Karhunen, L., Keski-Rahkonen, A., Kajanne, R., Lehtimaki, T., Palotie, A., Palta, P., Raitakari, O., Wessman, M. & 6 others, Raevuori, A., Widen, E., Ripatti, S., Hämäläinen, E., Kajanne, R. & Hiekkala, M., May 2020, In : Nature Genetics. 52, 5, p. 482-+ 25 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  • Nuorten laihuushäiriön perhepohjainen hoito

    Karjalainen, S., Keski-Rahkonen, A. & Nyberg, R., 2020, In : Duodecim. 136, 12, p. 1467-1474 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview Articlepeer-review

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