The administration of the Doctoral Programme in Population Health consists of a director and coordinator. The coordinator is DocPop's contact person and responsible for administration and communication as well as planning the programme curriculum and other activities in collaboration with the board. Under the leadership of the director, the DocPop board is in charge of the strategic planning of the doctoral programme and reviewing postgraduate study right applications submitted to DocPop.

DocPop office

P.O. Box 63 (Haartmaninkatu 8)
00014 University of Helsinki, Finland
Email: docpop-office(at)
Visiting address: Biomedicum 1, room BP15a

The DocPop board is composed of professors and principal investigators representing the fields in the programme and a doctoral candidate representative elected by the doctoral candidates among themselves. The term of the committee is four years. The term of the doctoral candidate 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 Timo Strandberg (replacing Kaisu Pitkälä)
Paula Tiittala (student representative)


Samuli Ripatti, Director
Email: samuli.ripatti(at)