Areas of expertise
As an experienced clinician, my aim is to educate skillful physicians who understand the meaning of evidence-based medicine. It is very important that medical research would be conducted also in primary care setting to enhance the access and quality of care.
Merits in teaching and pedagogical competence
Special Competence in Medical Education. Finnish Medical Association.
Curriculum planning and the implementation of courses of General Practice in the University of Turku.
Being a specialist for Internal Medicine and General Practice, my main research interest is prevention and risk factors for cardiovascular disease and diabetes. I am the principal investigator in two epidemiological studies conducted in Satakunta:
The HARMONICA (Harjavalta Risk Monitoring of
Cardiovascular Disease) Project, a longitudinal study of
4 000 cardiovascular risk persons.
The PORTAAT (Pori to Aid Against Threats)
Study, a longitudinal study of classical and psychosocial risk factors among
836 working age men and women, conducted among the employees of the city of Pori in