The Doctoral Programme in Population Health (DocPop), University of Helsinki, is multidisciplinary and includes a variety of scientific and methodological approaches. The research focuses on the causes and consequences of population health and wellbeing. The Programme combines a broad scope of relevant fields of health and medical sciences including public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, population genetics and genetic epidemiology, occupational health, general practice and primary health care, health services research, forensic medicine, public health nutrition, substance use disorders, geriatrics, sociology, social psychology and social pharmacy. The research within the Programme aims at health promotion and disease prevention at the population level.
DocPop belongs to the Doctoral School in Health Sciences (DSHealth) and has doctoral candidates from three different faculties: Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Pharmacy and Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry.
The administration of the Doctoral Programme in Population Health consists of a director and coordinator.
In addition the doctoral programme has a board composed of professors and principal investigators representing the fields in the programme and a doctoral candidate representative elected by students among themselves. The term of the committee is four years. The term of the student representative is two years. The current four year period started 1.1.2014.
Board of the Doctoral Programme
Professor Samuli Ripatti, Director
Professor Mikael Fogelholm
Professor Juha Pekkanen
Professor Kaisu Pitkälä
Paula Tiittala (student representative)