People working in Metabolic bone disease group.
Prof. Outi Mäkitie, PI

Prof. Outi Mäkitie received her MD degree at University of Helsinki in 1986 and completed specialty training in Helsinki for paediatrics in 1998 and for paediatric endocrinology in 2000. After a three-year clinical and research fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada in 2000-2003, she worked as the Head of Metabolic Bone Clinic, Division of Pediatric Endocrinology at Children's Hospital, University of Helsinki until 2013. In 2013-2015 she was visiting scientist at Karolinska Institutet, Sweden. Since 2015, she is Sigrid Jusélius Professor of Pediatric Endocrinology and Chief Physician at Children’s Hospital, University of Helsinki, Finland, and Visiting Professor of Pediatric Endocrinology at Karolinska Institutet, Sweden. For the academic year 2018-2019 she joined Prof. Valérie Cormier-Daire’s research group at Institut Imagine and Hôpital Necker-Enfants Malades, Université Paris Descartes, France. Prof. Mäkitie has carried out clinical and translational research on skeletal disorders and has authored close to 300 scientific papers.


Professor Outi Mäkitie


Senior scientists
Post-doctoral scientists
PhD students


  • Sandra Pihlström, MSc PhD Student
  • Saara Valkama, MD PhD Student 
  • Ellamaija Kasanen, MD PhD Student
  • Laura Koljonen, MSc PhD Student
  • Eetu Pello, MD PhD Student
  • Lotta Sydänmaa, MD, PhD Student
Research assistants
  • Mira Aronen, Biomedical laboratory scientist
  • Nea Boman, RN, Clinical research nurse
  • Rhea Paajanen, RN, Clinical research nurse
  • Iuliia Savenko, MSc, Laboratory coordinator
  • Elina Lemola, MSc, Laboratory coordinator
  • Päivi Turunen, RN, Research administrative coordinator