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Sari
Stenholm
Professor, Public Health
Professor

Contact

+358 29 450 2755
+358 50 465 1745
Kiinamyllynkatu 10
20520
Turku

Areas of expertise

Public Health
Gerontology
Epidemiology
Obesity
Sarcopenia
Physical Fitness
Physical activity
Accelerometry
Aging
Retirement

Biography

Selected earlier employment

  • 2015-2020 Academy Research Fellow, University of Turku
  • 2014-2015 Professor of gerontology, University of Tampere
  • 2013-2015 Senior Researcher, University of Turku
  • 2010-2013 Senior Researcher, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Turku / Helsinki
  • 2007-2009 Visiting Post-doctoral Fellow, National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Aging, Baltimore, MD, USA
  • 2004-2007 Researcher, National Public Health Institute, Turku

 

Ongoing studies as a PI

Finnish Retirement and Aging study (FIREA), 2013– (www.utu.fi/firea ).

  • Aim: Examine changes in health behaviors, health, and functioning before and after retirement transition
  • Funders: Academy of Finland, Ministry of Education and Culture, Juho Vainio Foundation, Hospital District of Southwest Finland
REACT intervention (Enhancing physical activity and healthy aging among recent retirees – Randomized controlled in-home physical activity trial, NCT03320746), 2017–
  • Aim: Examine and evaluate the effectiveness of technology-supported physical activity intervention among recent retirees

  • Funders: Academy of Finland, Ministry of Education and Culture, Juho Vainio Foundation

Factors predicting extension of working life among aging workers, 2018–
  • Aim: Predictors and health consequences of extended working life
  • Funder: Finnish Work Environment Fund


Awards and other honors

  • Prize for Promising researcher in gerontology, the Nordic Gerontology Federation, 2014.
  • Paper award, 2nd place, Finnish Society of Sport Sciences, 2016.

 

International research visits

  • Visiting Scientist, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Boston, MA, USA, June 2017 – July 2017
  • Visiting Scientist, National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Aging, Baltimore, MD, USA, September 2012 – October 2012
  • Visiting Post-doctoral Fellow, National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Aging, Baltimore, MD, USA, November 2007 – November 2009

 

Publications

  • 119 in international peer-reviewed journals and 5 in Finnish peer-reviewed journals
  • 34 first authorship, 17 last authorship
  • H index 26

 

Other academic activities

Editorial board membership

  • Journals of Gerontology: Medical Sciences
  • Scandinavian Journal for Work, Environment & Health
Positions of trust
  • Member of Advisory Board, Center for Healthy Aging, University of Copenhagen
  • Member of Research Faculty at the Medical Faculty in University of Turku
  • Member of Scientific Committee, Nordic Gerontological Federation (NGF)

 Research training merits

  • Experience in supervising PhD students (2 completed, 10 ongoing) and postdoctoral fellows
  • Opponent (4 times) or examiner for PhD thesis (3 times) 

 Grant reviewer

  • Expert reviewing panel in the Swedish Research Council
  • Several other grant reviews for international funding institutes



Publications

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Relationship of device measured physical activity type and posture with cardiometabolic health markers: pooled dose-response associations from the Prospective Physical Activity, Sitting and Sleep Consortium (2024)

Diabetologia
Ahmadi MN, Blodgett JM, Atkin AJ, Chan HW, Del Pozo Cruz B, Suorsa K, Bakker EA, Pulsford RM, Mielke GI, Johansson PJ, Hettiarachchi P, Thijssen DHJ, Stenholm S, Mishra GD, Teixeira-Pinot A, Rangul V, Sherar LB, Ekelund U, Hughes AD, Lee IM, Holtermann A, Koster A, Hamer M, Stamatakis E; ProPASS collaboration
(Vertaisarvioitu alkuperäisartikkeli tai data-artikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä (A1))

Device-measured physical activity and cardiometabolic health: the Prospective Physical Activity, Sitting, and Sleep (ProPASS) consortium (2023)

European Heart Journal
Blodgett Joanna M., Ahmadi Matthew N., Atkin Andrew J., Chastin Sebastien, Chan Hsiu-Wen, Suorsa Kristin, Bakker Esmee A., Hettiarcachchi Pasan, Johansson Peter J., Sherar Lauren B., Rangul Vegar, Pulsford Richard M., Mishra Gita, Eijsvogels Thijs M. H., Stenholm Sari, Hughes Alun D., Teixeira-Pinto Armando M., Ekelund Ulf, Lee I. Min, Holtermann Andreas, Koster Annemarie, Stamatakis Emmanuel, Hamer Mark
(Vertaisarvioitu alkuperäisartikkeli tai data-artikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä (A1))