Doctor of Medical Science
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Juha Teperi was trained as a medical doctor, graduating at the University of Helsinki in 1988. In early 1990’s, he did his Ph.D. in the area of epidemiology applied in health services research, after which he worked as a researcher both in Finland and in the UK. For ten years (1997-2007), Dr. Teperi held various senior management positions as a unit or division director in STAKES (National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health) in Helsinki.
In August 2007, he moved to the national Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, in order to head the first national innovation programme in health and social care. In 2011, he moved to Japan and worked as the director of the R& D Unit of the Sendai-Finland Wellbeing Center, facilitating new solutions to aging societies.
Since January 2014, Dr Teperi has worked as the Dean of the School of Health Sciences, University of Tampere. During his career, Dr. Teperi has had numerous advisory assignments in national policy processes. Examples include membership in National Board of Public Health and working groups designing national reforms on health and social care. Also, Dr Teperi was a member in a working group preparing national innovation strategy, which was chaired by former Prime Minister. Dr. Teperi has published extensively on health technology assessment, health services and health policy.