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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rejane Figueiredo
Researcher
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Trine B. Rounge
Researcher

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sajan Raju
Bioinformatician, PhD student

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Jannina Viljakainen
PhD student

 
Elina Engberg
Researcher

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Catharina Sarkkola
Research Coordinator

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sohvi Lommi
Research Coordinator

Folkhälsan Research Centre


The Folkhälsan Research Center, located in Helsinki, focuses on biomedical and health science research organized in three research programs, the Genetics Research Program, the Preventive Medicine 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.