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Maarit Piirtola, Dosent in Public Health, PhD, MSc, pt

  • PL 20 (Tukholmankatu 8 B)

    00014

    Finland

20062020

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Description of research and teaching

Maarit does research in Public Health related to Health Behaviors (smoking, physical activity, sedentary behavior/ sitting, sleep), body mass index and mental health. In addition, she has projects in Geriatrics, Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Medicine related to Fall & Injury Prevention and Improving Functional Ability. Her current project is 'Sex difference in depression among Finnish Twin Cohort'.

Fields of Science

  • 3142 Public health care science, environmental and occupational health
  • 5141 Sociology
  • 315 Sport and fitness sciences

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

Publications

Accuracy of self-reported anthropometric measures - Findings from the Finnish Twin Study

Tuomela, J., Kaprio, J., Sipilä, P. N., Silventoinen, K., Wang, X., Ollikainen, M. & Piirtola, M., 2019, In : Obesity Research & Clinical Practice. 13, 6, p. 522-528 7 p.

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Parental Education and Genetics of BMI from Infancy to Old Age: A Pooled Analysis of 29 Twin Cohorts

Silventoinen, K., Jelenkovic, A., Latvala, A., Yokoyama, Y., Sund, R., Sugawara, M., Tanaka, M., Matsumoto, S., Aaltonen, S., Piirtola, M., Freitas, D. L., Maia, J. A., Oncel, S. Y., Aliev, F., Ji, F., Ning, F., Pang, Z., Rebato, E., Saudino, K. J., Cutler, T. L. & 53 others, Hopper, J. L., Ullemar, V., Almqvist, C., Magnusson, P. K. E., Cozen, W., Hwang, A. E., Mack, T. M., Willemsen, G., Bartels, M., van Beijsterveldt, C. E. M., Nelson, T. L., Whitfield, K. E., Sung, J., Kim, J., Lee, J., Lee, S., Llewellyn, C. H., Fisher, A., Medda, E., Nistico, L., Toccaceli, V., Baker, L. A., Tuvblad, C., Corley, R. P., Huibregtse, B. M., Derom, C. A., Vlietinck, R. F., Loos, R. J. F., Knafo-Noam, A., Mankuta, D., Abramson, L., Burt, S. A., Klump, K. L., Silberg, J. L., Maes, H. H., Krueger, R. F., McGue, M., Pahlen, S., Gatz, M., Butler, D. A., Harris, J. R., Nilsen, T. S., Harden, K. P., Tucker-Drob, E. M., Franz, C. E., Kremen, W. S., Lyons, M. J., Lichtenstein, P., Jeong, H-U., Hur, Y-M., Boomsma, D. I., Sorensen, T. I. A. & Kaprio, J., May 2019, In : Obesity. 27, 5, p. 855-865 11 p.

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The CODATwins Project: The Current Status and Recent Findings of COllaborative Project of Development of Anthropometrical Measures in Twins

Silventoinen, K., Jelenkovic, A., Yokoyama, Y., Sund, R., Sugawara, M., Tanaka, M., Matsumoto, S., Bogl, L. H., Maia, J. A., Hjelmborg, J. V. B., Aaltonen, S., Piirtola, M., Latvala, A., Calais-Ferreira, L., Oliveira, V. C., Ferreira, P. H., Ji, F., Ning, F., Pang, Z., Ordonana, J. R. & 117 others, Sanchez-Romera, J. F., Colodro-Conde, L., Burt, S. A., Klump, K. L., Martin, N. G., Medland, S. E., Montgomery, G. W., Kandler, C., McAdams, T. A., Eley, T. C., Gregory, A. M., Saudino, K. J., Dubois, L., Boivin, M., Brendgen, M., Dionne, G., Vitaro, F., Tarnoki, A. D., Tarnoki, D. L., Haworth, C. M. A., Plomin, R., Oncel, S. Y., Aliev, F., Medda, E., Nistico, L., Toccaceli, V., Craig, J. M., Saffery, R., Siribaddana, S. H., Hotopf, M., Sumathipala, A., Rijsdijk, F., Jeong, H. -U., Spector, T., Mangino, M., Lachance, G., Gatz, M., Butler, D. A., Gao, W., Yu, C., Li, L., Bayasgalan, G., Narandalai, D., Harden, K. P., Tucker-Drob, E. M., Christensen, K., Skytthe, A., Kyvik, K. O., Derom, C. A., Vlietinck, R. F., Loos, R. J. F., Cozen, W., Hwang, A. E., Mack, T. M., He, M., Ding, X., Silberg, J. L., Maes, H. H., Cutler, T. L., Hopper, J. L., Magnusson, P. K. E., Pedersen, N. L., Dahl Aslan, A. K., Baker, L. A., Tuvblad, C., Bjerregaard-Andersen, M., Beck-Nielsen, H., Sodemann, M., Ullemar, V., Almqvist, C., Tan, Q., Zhang, D., Swan, G. E., Krasnow, R., Jang, K. L., Knafo-Noam, A., Mankuta, D., Abramson, L., Lichtenstein, P., Krueger, R. F., McGue, M., Pahlen, S., Tynelius, P., Rasmussen, F., Duncan, G. E., Buchwald, D., Corley, R. P., Huibregtse, B. M., Nelson, T. L., Whitfield, K. E., Franz, C. E., Kremen, W. S., Lyons, M. J., Ooki, S., Brandt, I., Nilsen, T. S., Harris, J. R., Sung, J., Park, H. A., Lee, J., Lee, S. J., Willemsen, G., Bartels, M., Van Beijsterveldt, C. E. M., Llewellyn, C. H., Fisher, A., Rebato, E., Busjahn, A., Tomizawa, R., Inui, F., Watanabe, M., Honda, C., Sakai, N., Hur, Y. -M., Sorensen, T. I. A., Boomsma, D. I. & Kaprio, J., Dec 2019, In : Twin Research and Human Genetics. 22, 6, p. 800-808 9 p., 1832427419000355.

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The Older Finnish Twin Cohort-45 Years of Follow-up

Kaprio, J., Bollepalli, S., Buchwald, J., Iso-Markku, P., Korhonen, T., Kovanen, V., Kujala, U., Laakkonen, E. K., Latvala, A., Leskinen, T., Lindgren, N., Ollikainen, M., Piirtola, M., Rantanen, T., Rinne, J., Rose, R. J., Sillanpää, E., Silventoinen, K., Sipilä, S., Viljanen, A. & 2 others, Vuoksimaa, E. & Waller, K., Aug 2019, In : Twin Research and Human Genetics. 22, 4, p. 240-254 15 p., 1832427419000549.

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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, 17 p., 0200140.

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Projects

Activities

Journal of Aging and Physical Activity (Journal)

Maarit Piirtola (Reviewer)
14 Jan 2020

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

Journal of Aging and Physical Activity (Journal)

Maarit Piirtola (Reviewer)
26 Feb 2020

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

Stata webinars

Maarit Piirtola (Attendee)
19 Feb 2020

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

Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (Organisational unit)

Maarit Piirtola (Expert member)
2 Feb 2020 → …

Activity: Membership typesMembership or other role in national/international committee, council, board

Stata webinars

Maarit Piirtola (Attendee)
28 Jan 2020

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