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Associate Professor, Centre for Population Health Research (POP Centre)
FinnBrain Birth Cohort Study; Centre for Population Health Research


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Areas of expertise

cohort studies
early life stress
prenatal stress
child psychiatry
adolescent psychiatry
gut-brain axish


I did my PhD within the field of psychiatric epidemiology and adolescent depression. During by PhD studies I also was involved in clinical epidemiological studies on adolescent mood disorders. In 2010, we established a birth cohort, the FinnBrain Birth Cohort Study, with the main aim of investigating the how early life and prenatal stress shape brain developmental trajectories. I am the co-PI of the highly multidisciplinary Cohort.  My own research activity within the larger cohort is focused on the development of the gut-brain axis and child psychosocial development and the role of diverse prenatal exposures in these processes. My activity as a supervisor is also multidisciplinary as the PhD candidates represent, for example, variety of fields of medicine and psychology. I started in the tenure track position at the Centre for Population Health Research in Jan 2021.


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Association of cumulative prenatal adversity with infant subcortical structure volumes and child problem behavior and its moderation by a coexpression polygenic risk score of the serotonin system (2023)

Development and Psychopathology
Acosta H, Kantojärvi K, Tuulari JJ, Lewis JD, Hashempour N, Scheinin NM, Lehtola SJ, Nolvi S, Fonov VS, Collins DL, Evans AC, Parkkola R, Lähdesmäki T, Saunavaara J, Merisaari H, Karlsson L, Paunio T, Karlsson H
(Vertaisarvioitu alkuperäisartikkeli tai data-artikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä (A1))