SHORT CURRICULUM VITAE – JOUKO MIETTUNEN

PERSONAL INFORMATION

  • Born in Simo, Finland
  • Address (office to mail): Center for Life Course Health Research, Medical Faculty, P.O.Box 5000, 90014 University of Oulu, Finland
  • Address (office to visit): Room KT283, Aapistie 5B
  • ORCID ID: orcid.org/0000-0003-0575-2669
  • Scopus Author ID 6701423443

HIGHER EDUCATION

Department of Mathematics, University of Oulu, Finland.

  • Degree: Master of Science, 28.5.1998 (good mark).
  • Major: Statistics.
  • Minors: Computer science, mathematics, economics and philosophy. Thesis: ’Reliability coefficients and their use in psychiatric research’, 1998.

Institute of Public Health, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.

  • Degree: Master of Philosophy, 13.12.2003 (accepted).
  • Major: Epidemiology.
  • Thesis ’Environmental epidemiology of psychoses in Nottingham – social deprivation and incidence of psychoses in 1992-94 and 1997-99’, 2003.

Department of Psychiatry, University of Oulu, Finland.

  • Degree: Doctor of Philosophy, 22.6.2004 (accepted).
  • Dissertation ’Statistical methods in psychiatric research, with special reference on factor analysis, 2004

WORK EXPERIENCE

Current positions

  • Professor of Clinical Epidemiology, Center for Life Course Health Research, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland (January 2014 – )
  • Vice-Dean of the University of Oulu Graduate School (2018-2021)
  • Adjunct Professor (docent/reader) in Psychiatric Epidemiology since February 2008

Previous positions

Academy of Finland, Helsinki, Finland

  • Academy Research Fellow November 2007 – July 2008 (#120479)
  • Academy Research Fellow March 2009 – July 2009 (#125853)
  • Academy Research Fellow September 2013 – August 2018 (#268336)

Department of Psychiatry, University of Oulu and Oulu University Hospital, Finland

  • Research Associate May 1997 – May 1998
  • Researcher June 1998 – February 2005
  • Senior Research Fellow March 2005 – December 2008
  • University Research Fellow January 2009 – February 2009, August 2009 – August 2013
  • Research Doctor of the Academy of Finland (#110143) August 2005 – October 2007, August 2008 – December 2008

Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Imperial College London, U.K.

  • Honorary Research Fellow November 2005 – October 2012

Diaconia Polytechnic, Oulu, Finland

  • Teacher (statistics) 2002

GRANTS

  • 5.046 Euro from the Emil Aaltonen Foundation for doctoral thesis 2001
  • 6.000 Euro from the Jalmari and Rauha Ahokas Foundation for doctoral thesis 2002
  • 6.000 Euro from the Finnish Cultural Foundation (Northern Ostrobothnia Foundation) for doctoral thesis 2003
  • 3.000 Euro from the Oy H. Lundbeck Ab Foundation for post doc –research 2004
  • 6.000 Euro from the Jalmari and Rauha Ahokas Foundation for post doc –research 2004
  • 11.980 Euro from the Academy of Finland (#213760) for research visit to Imperial College London, U.K., 2005-2006 (topic: statistics in genetics)
  • 100.000 US dollars, Independent Investigator Award from the NARSAD: The Brain and Behavior Research Fund 2010 (Dr. Mortimer D. Sackler Developmental Psychobiology Research Program Investigator grant)
  • 20.000 Euro from the Jalmari and Rauha Ahokas Foundation 2012
  • 30.000 Euro from the Northern Finland Health Care Support Foundation 2013
  • 425.005 Euro from the Academy of Finland (#268336) for Academy Research Fellow post (2013-2018)
  • 330.000 Euro from the Academy of Finland (#273965) for research cost of Academy Research Fellow (2013-2016)
  • 220.000 Euro from the Academy of Finland (#303696) for research cost of Academy Research Fellow (2016-2018)
  • 30.000 Euro from the Finnish Cancer Foundation (2018)

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • In total 255 scientific publications
  • 212 original articles and 19 reviews in peer-review journals (see here)
  • 6 chapters in research books, 6 unrefereed journal articles, 1 edited book, 8 articles in special journals, 2 master theses and 1 doctoral thesis
  • 18 publications as the first and 32 as the last author
  • h-index = 33 (Web of Science 26.2.2017)
  • 35 oral and 40 poster presentations in international and national meetings and conferences, selection of presentations can be found here
  • over 380 published conference abstracts
  • Referee statements to 25 scientific journals
  • Dissertation referee (Klaus Ranta, University of Tampere, 2008; Lauri Tuominen, University of Turku, 2014) and referee for docentship (Tom Rosenström, University of Helsinki, 2015; Suoma Saarni, University of Turku, 2015)
  • Reviewer for ERC (European Research Council), CAS (Czech Academy of Sciences), ZonMw (the Netherlands organization for health research and development) and RSA (Slovenian Research Agency)
  • Member of the doctoral training committee for Health and Biosciences of the University of Oulu (2014-2017)
  • Board member in the association of the students of mathematical sciences in the University of Oulu (1989)
  • Member of the scientific committee of the Medical Research Center Oulu (2017-)
  • Responsible for PhD degrees at Medical Faculty of University of Oulu (2015-)
  • Founding member of the Cambridge University Finnish Society (2002)
  • Founding member and chairman of the Oulu Psychiatric Epidemiology Society 2007-
  • President of the international conferences “Current Knowledge in Psychiatric Epidemiology”, Oulu, Finland, 2009 (123 participants from 6 countries) and “Schizophrenia – Epidemiology and Biology”, Oulu, Finland, 2012 (147 participants from 24 countries).

Dissertation supervisor (Psychiatry, University of Oulu; finished studies), students (13):

  • Haapea Marianne, PhD (Selection and information bias in psychiatric research) [assistant supervisor]
  • Keskinen Emmi, MD (Parental psychosis, risk factors and protective factors for schizophrenia and other psychosis – The Northern Finland Birth Cohort 1966) [principal supervisor]
  • Mäkinen Johanna, MScD (Methods of search and analysis of published schizophrenia research) [principal supervisor]
  • Penttilä Matti, MScD (Duration of untreated psychosis – the Northern Finland 1966 Birth Cohort) [assistant supervisor]
  • Juola Pauliina, MScD (Outcome in schizophrenia and its predictors) [assistant supervisor]
  • Rissanen Ina, MScD (Psychiatric medication, suicidality and outcome) [principal supervisor] [thesis award of Psychiatric Research Foundation]
  • Roivainen Eka, PhD (Validity in psychological measurement) [principal supervisor]
  • Moilanen Jani, MD (Medication in schizophrenia) [assistant supervisor]
  • Filatova Svetlana, MSc (Trends and interactions of risk factors in psychotic disorders – Northern Finland Birth cohorts studies) [principal supervisor]
  • Hulkko (née Husa) Anja, MD (Cognition and psychiatric medication in schizophrenia) [assistant supervisor]
  • Huhtaniska Sanna, MD (Predictors for brain morphometry changes in schizophrenia) [principal supervisor]
  • Käkelä Juha, MD (Family history of psychosis and outcome of schizophrenia) [principal supervisor]
  • Ramsay Hugh, MD (Familial risk and its associations to adverse cognitive outcomes) [assistant supervisor]

Dissertation supervisor (Psychiatry, University of Oulu; ongoing studies), students (9):

  • Ikonen Helmi, MD (Vitamin D in schizophrenia and other psychosis – Northern Finland Birth Cohort 1966) [assistant supervisor]
  • Immonen Johanna, MSc, BMed (Onset age and outcome in schizophrenia)
  • Kinnunen Lotta, MD (How parents’ somatic illness affects their children’s mental health) [principal supervisor]
  • Koski Tomi, MD (Temperament and work – Northern Finland Birth Cohort 1966) [principal supervisor]
  • Mustonen Antti, BMed (Substance use as risk factor for psychoses) [principal supervisor]
  • Nédélec Rozenn, MSc (Work-related stress and obesity – the Northern Finland Birth Cohort 1966) [assistant supervisor]
  • Seppälä Annika, BMed (Treatment resistant schizophrenia – risk factors, treatment and prognosis) [assistant supervisor]
  • Taka-Eilola (née Riekki) Tiina, MD (Parental severe mental disorders and psychosis in the offspring – the Northern Finland Birth Cohort 1966 and 1986) [assistant supervisor]
  • Vladimirov, Daniel, BMed (Longitudinal study on alcohol use – Northern Finland Birth Cohort 1966) [principal supervisor]