Maarit Korhonen profile picture
Adjunct Professor, Clinical Chemistry
Institute of Biomedicine


Itäinen Pitkäkatu 4

Areas of expertise

health services research
cardiovascular diseases


  • MSc in Pharmacy, University of Kuopio,1986
  • MSc in Pharmacy, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA, 1995
  • LicSc in Pharmacy, University of Kuopio, Kuopio, Finland, 1996
  • PhD in Epidemiology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA, 2004
  • joined STATEAM, a research group led by Prof Risto Huupponen at the University of Turku, 2009
  • Title of Docent in Epidemiology, University of Turku, 2012
  • Visting Scholar, Division of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA, 2015-2016
  • Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Medicine Use and Safety, Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, 2016-2017
  • Adjunct Senior Research Fellow, Monash University, 2017-
  • has worked as research director, senior adviser, senior researcher at the University of Turku 2009-2016, 2017-


  • teaches a short course in pharmacoepidemiology
  • has supervised seven PhD theses and over 20 Master’s theses of students with various backgrounds in pharmacy, medicine and public health.  


Main research interests:

  • understanding patterns and determinants of physician prescribing and medication adherence in cardiovascular diseases
  • assessment of real-world effectiveness and safety of cardiovascular medications, using observational data from large healthcare utilization databases 


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