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My name is Jouko Miettunen. I am Professor of Clinical Epidemiology working in the Center for Life Course Health Research, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland. For contact information, see my CV.


My current main research area is risk factor and outcome studies in schizophrenia and affective disorders. I am doing actively research also on temperament and substance use, and I am involved also in several other projects. This homepage describes my current and previous research activities.


Selected latest publications

Maj M, van Os J, De Hert M, Gaebel W, Galderisi S, Green MF, Guloksuz S, Harvey PD, Jones PB, Malaspina D, McGorry P, Miettunen J, Murray RM, Nuechterlein KH, Peralta V, Thornicroft G, van Winkel R, Ventura J. The clinical characterization of the patient with primary psychosis aimed at personalization of management. World Psychiatry 2021; 20:4-33. doi: 10.1002/wps.20809 (IF = 40.595, JUFO = 2)

Miettunen J, Haapea M, Björnholm L, Huhtaniska S, Juola T, Kinnunen L, Lehtiniemi H, Lieslehto J, Rautio N, Nordström T. Psychiatric research in the Northern Finland Birth Cohort 1986 – a systematic review. Int J Circumpolar Health 2019; 78:1571382. doi: 10.1080/22423982.2019.1571382 (IF = 1.055, JUFO = 1)

Miettunen J, Immonen J, McGrath J, Isohanni M, Jääskeläinen E. The age of onset of schizophrenia spectrum disorders. In: Age of Onset of Mental Disorders. Eds. de Girolamo G, McGorry P, Sartorius N, pp. 55-73. Springer, 2019. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-72619-9_4 (JUFO = 2)

Mustonen A, Niemelä S, Nordström T, Murray GK, Mäki P, Jääskeläinen E, Miettunen J. Adolescent cannabis use, baseline prodromal symptoms and the risk of psychosis. Br J Psychiatry 2018; 212:227-33. (IF = 7.060, JUFO = 2)

Jääskeläinen E, Juola T, Korpela H, Lehtiniemi H, Nietola M, Korkeila J, Miettunen J. Epidemiology of psychotic depression – a systematic review and meta-analysis. Psychol Med 2018; 48:905-18. doi:10.1017/S0033291717002501 (IF = 5.938, JUFO = 2)

Lassila M, Nordström T, Hurtig T, Mäki P, Jääskeläinen E, Oinas E, Miettunen J. School success in childhood and subsequent prodromal symptoms and psychoses in the Northern Finland Birth Cohort 1986. Psychol Med 2020; 50:948-55. doi: 10.1017/S0033291719000825 (IF =5.475, JUFO = 2)

Räsänen S, Niemelä M, Nordström T, Hakko H, Haapea M, Marshall CA, Miettunen J. Parental hospital-treated somatic illnesses and psychosis of the offspring – the Northern Finland Birth Cohort 1986 Study, Early Interv Psychiatry 2019; 13:290-6. doi:10.1111/eip.12479 (IF = 1.950, JUFO = 1)

Tastula A, Jukkola A, Alakokkare A-E, Nordström T, Eteläinen S, Karihtala P, Miettunen J. Early-life risk factors for breast cancer – prospective follow-up in the Northern Finland Birth Cohort 1966. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev, in press. (IF = 4.344, JUFO =2)

Suvisaari J, Lönnqvist J, Markkula N, Miettunen J. Mielenterveyshäiriöiden epidemiologia (Epidemiology of mental disorders, in Finnish). In: Psykiatria. Eds. Lönnqvist J, Henriksson M, Marttunen M, Partonen T. Duodecim, in press.