Tellervo Korhonen
  • PL 20 (Tukholmankatu 8 B)



1974 …2022

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Curriculum vitae


M.Sc. University of Helsinki, Finland, 1995

Ph.D. University of Kuopio, Finland, (Public Health) 1999


Senior Researcher 2016-

Finnish Institute for Molecular Medicine, Finland

Acting University Lecturer, 2010 – 2016

University of Helsinki, Hjelt Institute, Department of Public Health

Adjunct Professor in Public Health, 2009 –

University of Helsinki, Department of Public Health


Senior Research Scientist, National Institute for Health and Welfare & University of Helsinki, 2007 – 2010

Post-doctoral scientist, University of Helsinki, Department of Public Health, 2005 - 2007

Post-doctoral Researcher, Harvard University, Tobacco Dependence Treatment and Research, Boston, USA, 2002 - 2005 

Researcher,Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Department of Physiology, Helsinki, 2001 - 2002

Researcher,National Public Health Institute, Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion, Helsinki, 1995 - 2000


Academy of Finland, 2002 - 2004 (Researcher training and research abroad)

Finnish Foundation for Cardiovascular Research, 2002 - 2003 (Exercise and Nicotine Replacement Treatment for Female Smokers)

Academy of Finland, 2005 - 2006 (Subsidy for researcher’s return in Finland)

Paavo Nurmi Foundation, 2006 (Cigarette smoking and depressive symptoms)

Juho Vainio Foundation, 2006 (Smoking and depression among Finnish twins)

Finnish Cultural Foundation, 2007 (Genetic influences on the association between depression & nicotine dependence)

Yrjö Jahnsson Foundation, 2008 - 2009 (Association of smoking patterns with chronic obstructive disease)

Paavo Nurmi Foundation, 2008 (Impact of smoking cessation and exercise on cardiovascular risk factors)

Academy of Finland, 2018-2020 (Understanding raising prevalence of depression: DEPIS Consortium)



Fields of Science

  • 3142 Public health care science, environmental and occupational health
  • Twin study
  • Smoking
  • Nicotine dependence

International and National Collaboration

Publications and projects within past five years.