Epidemiologic research focuses on disease occurrence. Concepts and approaches utilised have been derived from demography, where they are used for research on population dynamics, while epidemiology deals with disease occurrence and public health questions.
Traditionally, epidemiologic studies have addressed disease aetiology, including a wide range of exposures from lifestyle and behaviour to genetic factors. Modern epidemiology covers also disease outcomes and decision making at various levels of health care e.g. validity of diagnostic tests and effectiveness of treatments.
At School of Health Sciences, epidemiological studies are conducted on cancers, infections and vaccinations, diabetes, allergic diseases, childhood obesity and overweight, and maternal health.
|Anssi Auvinen||Professor of Epidemiology||Tel. +358 40 190 1640
|Pekka Nuorti||Professor of Epidemiology
Director, International Doctoral Programme in Epidemiology IPPE
|Tel. +358 40 190 1685
|Nea Malila||professor (cancer epidemiology)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Eero Pukkala||professor (epidemiology)||email@example.com|
|Suvi Virtanen||professor (epidemiology)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Matti Lehtinen||Research director
HPV Vaccination research
|Tel. +358 50 396 9648
|Riitta Luoto||Research director (part-time)|