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Katja
Pahkala
Associate Professor, Cardiovascular Medicine (CAPC)
Adjunct professor / Dosentti

Contact

+358 40 578 6122
Kiinamyllynkatu 10
20520
Turku

Areas of expertise

Cardiovascular health
prevention
childhood
physical activity
diet
epidemiology
longitudinal studies

Biography

I have devoted my research career to examining early life determinants of cardiometabolic health with the ultimate aim to improve primordial prevention of cardiometabolic diseases.

Teaching

I have supervised 10 undergraduate studies and two doctoral studies. Currently I supervise seven doctoral students and one undergraduate student.

Research

I am a long-standing senior researcher and the vice director of the Research Centre of Applied and Preventive Cardiovascular Medicine (CAPC). I am also the vice principal investigator of the globally unique atherosclerosis prevention trial, the STRIP study (Special Turku Coronary Risk Factor Intervention Project), which commenced in 1990 and has extensively studied the 1062 participants since age 7 months to 20 years with repeated assessment of diet, lifestyle and versatile cardiometabolic health markers. I have supervised doctoral students since 2010 and at present my own research group includes seven doctoral students.

Publications

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The power of genetic diversity in genome-wide association studies of lipids (2021)

Nature
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(Vertaisarvioitu alkuperäisartikkeli tai data-artikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä (A1))