Areas of expertise
Associate Professor, Turku Brain and Mind Center, University of Turku 2022-
Assistant Professor, Turku Brain and Mind Center, University of Turku 2019-2022
Specialist in Neurology, University on Turku, 2020
Postdoctoral Researcher (Academy of Finland) 2016-2019
Research Fellow, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 2016-2018
Adjunct Professor, Department of Neurology University of Turku, 2015-
PhD, University of Turku, 2012
MD, University of Turku, 2009
Leader of the Human Neuroscience Master's program
Currently, I'm chair of Turku Brain and Mind Center, and an Associate Professor of Structural and Functional Neuroimaging and Instrumentation at University of Turku. I'm a consultant neurologist at the Department of Neurology at Neurocenter, Turku University Hospital. I lead Brain Stimulation and Neuroimaging laboratory at University of Turku (www.turkubrainlab.fi).
My lab's research work focuses on investigating the neurobiological mechanisms of brain disorders and aims to facilitate development of new treatment options. I am interested in a wide spectrum of brain disorders but especially neurological movement disorders and addictions. I use multimodal approach, combining state-of-the-art brain imaging methods (MRI, PET, SPECT) and brain stimulation techniques (TMS, DBS).
Corp DT, Greenwood C, Morrison-Ham J, Pullinen J, McDowall G, Younger E, Jinnah H, Fox MD, Joutsa J. Clinical and structural findings in patients with lesion-induced dystonia: descriptive and quantitative analysis of all published cases. Neurology 2022;99(18):1957-67.
Joutsa J, Moussawi K, Siddiqi S et al. Brain lesion disrupting addiction map to a common human brain circuit. Nature Medicine 2022;28:1249-55.
Kokkonen A, Honkanen EA, Corp DT, Joutsa J. Neurobiological effects of deep brain stimulation: A systematic review and meta-analysis. NeuroImage 2022;260:119473.
Jaakkola EA, Huovinen A, Kaasinen V, Joutsa J. No change in impulse control disorder behaviours in Parkinson's disease during the last decade. Mov. Disord. 2021;36(2):521-3.
Tremblay S, Tuominen L, Zayed V, Pascual-Leone A, Joutsa J. The study of noninvasive brain stimulation using molecular brain imaging: A systematic review. NeuroImage 2020;219:117023.
Joutsa J*, Shih LC*, Fox MD. Mapping Holmes tremor using the human brain connectome. Ann Neurol 2019;86(6):812-20.
Corp DT*, Joutsa J*, Darby RR et al. Network localisation of cervical dystonia from causal brain lesions. Brain 2019;142(6):1660-74.
Darby RR, Joutsa J, Fox MD. Network localization of heterogeneous neuroimaging findings. Brain 2019;142(1):70-9.
Joutsa J, Horn A, Hsu J, Fox MD. Localization of parkinsonism based on focal brain lesions. Brain 2018;141(8):2445-56.
Joutsa J*, Shih LC*, Horn A, Reich MM, Wu O, Rost N, Fox MD. Identifying therapeutic targets from spontaneous beneficial brain lesions. Ann Neurol. 2018;84(1):153-7.
Joutsa J, Rinne JO, Hermann B, Karrasch M, Anttinen A, Shinnar S, Sillanpää M. Association between childhood-onset epilepsy and amyloid burden 5 decades later. JAMA Neurology 2017;74(5):583-90.