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
PhD student

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.