People

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Meet our people! Here you find researchers, doctoral students, research assistants and affiliates associated with the Population Research Unit. The Head of the Unit is Pekka Martikainen. For collaborations and research inquiries, please feel free to contact us.

Current research interests include changes and causes of socioeconomic differences in cause-specific mortality, and various issues relating to ageing populations. He is also working on the health effects of marital status and living arrangements, as well as the competing effects of characteristics of areas and characteristics of individuals on mortality, and has been involved in cross-national comparisons of health inequalities.

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KS
Karri
Silventoinen
Professor
Demography
Field of science Public health care science, environmental and occupational health, Sociology

Research topics:
Risk factors of obesity and metabolic diseases
Physical and mental development of the child and its later health consequences
Gene-environment interactions
Socio-economic and global health inequalities
The CODATwins project

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Determinants of institutional care
Formal care and voting
Reproductive history and mortality
Widowhood and health
Poor health and union stability

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HL
Hannu
Lahtinen
Postdoctoral researcher
Demography
Field of science Sociology, Political science

Research topics:
Sociodemographic and health related determinants of electoral participation. Social stratification and mobility. Social science genetics.

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Research topics:
Consequences of parental and childhood illness (SCOPE)
Poor health and union instability
Welfare state life courses: Social inequalities in the co-evolution of employment, health and critical life events (WELLIFE)
Union stability and mental health in families with children: the role of grandparents

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Research topics:
Estimating future burden of type 2 diabetes and life expectancy by income in Finland

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Medication Use among Children and Adolescents – Family and Area Determinants

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Research topics:
Welfare state life courses: Social inequalities in the co-evolution of employment, health and critical life events (WELLIFE)
Promoting mental well-being and healthy ageing in cities (MINDMAP)
Social determinants of dementia and institutional long-term care
Es­tim­at­ing fu­ture bur­den of Type 2 dia­betes and life ex­pect­ancy by in­come in Fin­land

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WL
Weilong
Li
Postdoctoral researcher
Demography
Field of science Sociology

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JL
Juha
Luukkonen
Doctoral Student
Demography
Field of science Sociology

Research topics:
Automation of work and the career paths and mental health of workers

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Research topics:
Social consequences of parental and childhood illness (SCOPE)

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Research topics:
Welfare state life courses: Social inequalities in the co-evolution of employment, health and critical life events (WELLIFE)
Longitudinal birth cohort and family-based studies of morbidity, mortality and social disadvantage (BIRTHFAM)
Promoting mental well-being and healthy ageing in cities (MINDMAP)
Social consequences of parental and childhood illness (SCOPE)
Medication Use among Children and Adolescents – Family and Area Determinants

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Research topics: 
Life-course determinants of youth self-harm 
Sociodemographic determinants of criminal careers in Finland 1987–2015 (CRIMCAR)

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HR
Hanna
Remes
University Researcher
Demography
Field of science Sociology

Research topics:
Social consequences of parental and childhood illness (SCOPE)
Living arrangements and the transition to adulthood
Longitudinal birth cohort and family-based studies of morbidity, mortality and social disadvantage (BIRTHFAM)
Union stability and mental health in families with children: the role of grandparents 

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Research topics:
Long-term changes in socioeconomic mortality differentials

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Research topics:
The association between income and mortality
Welfare state life courses: Social inequalities in the co-evolution of employment, health and critical life events (WELLIFE)
Promoting mental well-being and healthy ageing in cities (MINDMAP)

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Mikko Aaltonen (D.Soc.Sc.)

University of Eastern Finland
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Sari Aaltonen (Ph.D.)

University of Helsinki
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Akseli Aittomäki (Ph.D.)

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Christina Bohk-Ewald (Ph.D.)

University of Helsinki
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Elina Brandt (née Mäenpää) (D.Soc.Sc.)

Helsinki Region Transport

Kimmo Herttua (D.Soc.Sc.)

Syddansk Universitet
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Aline Jelenkovic (Ph.D.)

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Fanny Kilpi (D.Soc.Sc.)

University of Bristol
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Hanna Konttinen (D.Soc.Sc.)

University of Helsinki
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Taina Leinonen (D.Soc.Sc.)

Finnish Institute of Occupational Health
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Netta Mäki (D.Soc.Sc.)

City of Helsinki Urban Facts
netta.maki@hel.fi
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Jessica Nisén (D.Soc.Sc.)

University of Turku
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Amir Sari­aslan (Ph.D.)

University of Helsinki
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Kateryna Savelieva (Ph.D.)

University of Helsinki
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Outi Sirniö (D.Soc.Sc.)

THL (National Institute for Health and Welfare)
outi.sirnio@thl.fi

Maria Valaste (D.Soc.Sc.)

University of Helsinki
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