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Sari
Stenholm
Professor, Public Health
Professor

Contact

+358 29 450 2755
+358 50 465 1745
Joukahaisenkatu 3-5
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



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