People

Address
Population Research Unit
Department of Social Research
University of Helsinki
P.O. Box 18 (Unioninkatu 35)
FIN-00014 University of Helsinki
Finland

Telephone
+358 2941 911 (operator)

Head of the Unit

Pekka Martikainen, Ph.D.
Professor of Demography

Current research interests include changes and causes of socioeconomic differences in cause-specific mortality, and various issues relating to ageing populations. He is also working on the health effects of marital status and living arrangements, as well as the competing effects of characteristics of areas and characteristics of individuals on mortality, and has been involved in cross-national comparisons of health inequalities.

Email: pekka.martikainen(at)helsinki.fi
Phone: +358 2941 23889
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Researchers

Mikko Aaltonen, D.Soc.Sc.
Postdoctoral researcher

Research topics:
Social consequences of parental and childhood illness (SCOPE)
Socioeconomic differences in crime

Email: mikko.aaltonen(at)helsinki.fi
Phone: +358 02941 20850
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Sari Aaltonen, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral researcher

Research topics:
Determinants and correlates of leisure-time physical activity

Email: sari.s.aaltonen(at)helsinki.fi
Phone: +358 02941 23564
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Akseli Aittomäki, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral researcher

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Email: akseli.aittomaki(at)helsinki.fi
Phone: +358 02941 27548
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Elina Einiö (née Nihtilä), D.Soc.Sc.
Senior lecturer

Research topics:
Determinants of institutional care,
Formal care and voting,
Reproductive history and mortality,
Widowhood and health

Email: elina.einio(at)helsinki.fi
Phone: +358 2941 24145
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Aline Jelenkovic, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral researcher

Research topics:
Development of the child and its health consequences

Email: aline.jelenkovic(at)helsinki.fi
Phone: +358 2941 24923
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Kathrin Komp, Ph.D.
Assistant professor

Research topics:
Forecasting the social consequences of population ageing,
The long-term effects of unemployment on older workers: Studying life-course influences in social context,
Life course models: From deconstruction to diversity

Email: kathrin.komp(at)helsinki.fi
Phone: +358 2941 24560
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Working group

Kaarina Korhonen, M.Soc.Sc.
Doctoral student and researcher

Research topics:

Email: kaarina.korhonen(at)helsinki.fi
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Niina Metsä-Simola, M.Soc.Sc.
Doctoral student and researcher

Research topics:
Changes in mental health and the risk of union separation

Email: niina.metsa-simola(at)helsinki.fi
Phone: +358 2941 23984
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Heta Moustgaard, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral researcher

Research topics:
Social consequences of parental and childhood illness (SCOPE)
Social determinants of depression outcomes

Email: heta.moustgaard(at)helsinki.fi
Phone: +358 2941 24534
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Janne Mikkonen, M.Soc.Sc.
Doctoral student and researcher

Research topics:
Social consequences of parental and childhood illness (SCOPE)

Email: janne.mk.mikkonen(at)helsinki.fi
Phone: +358 2941 24888
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Mikko Myrskylä, Ph.D.
Professor

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Hanna Remes, D.Soc.Sc.
Postdoctoral researcher

Research topics:
Social consequences of parental and childhood illness (SCOPE)
Living arrangements and the transition to adulthood,
Social determinants of health and mortality from childhood to early adulthood

Email: hanna.remes(at)helsinki.fi
Phone: +358 2941 23885
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Karri Silventoinen, Ph.D.
Senior lecturer

Research topics:
Development of the child and its health consequences,
Risk factors of obesity and metabolic diseases

Email: karri.silventoinen(at)helsinki.fi
Phone: +358 2941 23083
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Lasse Tarkiainen, D.Soc.Sc.
Postdoctoral researcher

Research topics:
The association between income and mortality

Email: lasse.tarkiainen(at)helsinki.fi
Phone: +358 2941 24504
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Tapani Valkonen, Ph.D.
Emeritus professor of sociology and demography

Research interests:
macro-social determinants of social exclusion; trends in the social and demographic structure of urban areas; trends and differentials in mortality.

Email: tapani.valkonen(at)helsinki.fi
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Research assistants

Liina Junna, M.Soc.Sc.

Email: liina.junna(at)helsinki.fi

Joonas Pitkänen, B.Soc.Sc.

Email: joonas.pitkanen(at)helsinki.fi
Phone: +358 2941 23836

Riina Peltonen, B.Soc.Sc.

Email: riina.peltonen(at)helsinki.fi
Phone: +358 2941 23836

Affiliates

Elina Brandt (née Mäenpää), D.Soc.Sc.

Helsinki Region Transport

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Kimmo Herttua, D.Soc.Sc.

Syddansk Universitet

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Fanny Kilpi, D.Soc.Sc.

University of Bristol

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Taina Leinonen, D.Soc.Sc.

Finnish Institute of Occupational Health

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Netta Mäki, D.Soc.Sc.

City of Helsinki Urban Facts

Email: netta.maki(at)hel.fi
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Jessica Nisén, D.Soc.Sc.

Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR)

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Outi Sirniö, D.Soc.Sc.

Stockholm University

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