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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. I am also currently working as a vice-dean of the University of Oulu Graduate School.

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 as the first or last author

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)

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

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. 2019 Apr 23. doi: 10.1017/S0033291719000825 (IF =5.475, JUFO = 2)

Rautio N, Filatova S, Lehtiniemi H, Miettunen J. Living environment and its relationship to depressive mood: A systematic review. Int J Soc Psychiatry 2018; 64:92-103.

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)

Vladimirov D, Niemelä S, Keinänen-Kiukaanniemi S, Ala-Mursula L, Auvinen J, Timonen M, Miettunen J. Cloninger’s temperament dimensions and longitudinal alcohol use in early mid-life: a Northern Finland Birth Cohort 1966 study. Alcohol Clin Exp Res 2018; 42:1924-32. doi: 10.1111/acer.13857 (IF = 2.716, JUFO = 1)

Käkelä J, Nordström T, Haapea M, Jääskeläinen E, Miettunen J. Association between family history of mental disorders and outcome in psychotic disorders. Psychiatry Res 2018; 616-21. doi:10.1016/j.psychres.2018.10.047 (IF = 2.223, JUFO =1)

Filatova S , Koivumaa-Honkanen H, Khandaker GM, Lowry E, Nordström T, Hurtig T, Moilanen K, Miettunen J. Early motor developmental milestones and schizotypy in the Northern Finland Birth Cohort 1966. Schizophr Bull 2018; 44:1151-8. doi:10.1093/schbul/sbx165 (IF = 7.575, JUFO = 2)