Research group

The Fin-HIT Study is coordinated at the Folkhälsan Research Center in Helsinki. The study is led by Docent Heli Viljakainen. The research group consists of members whose specialties are in genetics, microbiology, epidemiology, statistics, public health, nutrition science and exercise medicine.

Members of the Research Group

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heli Viljakainen
Group Leader
Docent (nutrition), University of Helsinki

ORCID: 0000-0002-7486-3437

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rejane Figueiredo
Researcher

ORCID: 0000-0002-0688-990X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sajan Raju
Bioinformatician, PhD student

ORCID: 0000-0002-4443-9504

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jannina Viljakainen-Diop
PhD student

ORCID: 0000-0002-0542-0536

Elina Engberg
Researcher

ORCID: 0000-0002-8713-5607

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Catharina Sarkkola
Research Coordinator

ORCID: 0000-0003-4235-7983

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sohvi Lommi
PhD student

ORCID: 0000-0002-4393-5725

Current and previous collaborating researchers:

Elisabete Weiderpass
Trine Rounge
Sabina Simola-Ström
Stephanie von Kraemer
Ilana Eshriqui

 

Folkhälsan Research Center

The Folkhälsan Research Center, located in Helsinki, focuses on biomedical and health science research organized in two research programs, the Genetics Research Program and the Public Health Research Program. Fin-HIT belongs to the field of genetic epidemiology which is a part of Genetic Research Program. The number of scientists and other personnel affiliated with the Center is approximately 200. Fin-HIT office is located in Folkhälsan’s main building on Topeliuksenkatu.