Heli Viljakainen

Heli Viljakainen

principal investigator, group leader

  • Finland


Research activity per year

Personal profile

Research interests

I am a group leader at the Folkhälsan Research Center, PI of the Fin-HIT cohort study and responsible for carrying out epidemiological research on overweight and weight development in children. We apply multidisciplinary approaches in our research e.g. incorporating computational genomics, health sciences, and nutritional epidemiology. The main objective is to identify possible risk or protective factors, and their molecular mechanisms related to overweight, which could be used for early prevention purposes.

I have basic education in human nutrition, which I have expanded with my experience on clinical research, and omics sciences. 

External positions

Researcher, Folkhälsan Institute of Genetics, Folkhälsan Research Centre

1 Mar 2017 → …

Fields of Science

  • 416 Food Science
  • 3141 Health care science

International and National Collaboration

Publications and projects within past five years.