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


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, 2017-2019
  • has worked as research director, senior adviser, senior researcher at the University of Turku 2009-2016, 2017-2018


  • 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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Real-world adherence, persistence, and in-class switching during use of dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors: a systematic review and meta-analysis involving 594,138 patients with type 2 diabetes (2021)

Acta Diabetologica
Oyepeju Ogundipe, Mohsen Mazidi, Ken Lee Chin, Deval Gor, Andrew McGovern, Berhe W. Sahle, György Jermendy, Maarit Jaana Korhonen, Bernard Appiah, Zanfina Ademi, Marie Louise De Bruin, Danny Liew, Richard Ofori‑Asenso
(A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä)