National Institute for Health and Welfare THL

Department of Public Health Solutions, Chronic Disease Prevention Unit

PL 30, 00271 Helsinki
Finland


Project Leader

Eero Kajantie

Helsinki, Finland

Phone number: +358 29 5247888

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Project Staff

Peija Haaramo

Helsinki, Finland

Phone number: +358 29 5247888

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Petteri Hovi

Helsinki, Finland

Phone number: +358 29 5248941

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Mika Gissler

Helsinki, Finland

Phone number: +358 29 5247279

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Marjaana Tikanmäki

Helsinki, Finland

Phone number: +358 29 5246549

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Jaana Lindström

Helsinki, Finland

Phone number: +358 29 5248635

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Suvi Alenius

Helsinki, Finland

Phone number: +358 29 5247888

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Pieta Näsänen-Gilmore

Helsinki, Finland

Phone number: +358 29 5247888

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Institution Portrait

THL is a governmental research institution under the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health of Finland. Among other tasks it serves as a national statutory authority on health and social welfare registries. THL and its predecessors have a decades-long tradition in conducting population health surveys and in studying risk factors of chronic non-communicable and mental disorders. Currently THL has approximately 950 employees, of whom 26% have a doctorate. Of the funding, 27% comes through external grants.

THL has a research programme on developmental origins of health and disease and has run cohorts of adults born preterm since 2003. Of the RECAP participating cohorts, THL is responsible for Helsinki Study of Very Low Birth Weight Adults, the ESTER Preterm Birth Study, and for data in Finnish national registers. THL participates in most RECAP work packages and serves as a leader of WP8.