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Teemu
Niiranen
Professor, Internal Medicine
MD, PhD

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Areas of expertise

Cardiovascular epidemiology
cohort studies
blood pressure
hypertension
blood pressure measurement

Biography

Teemu Niiranen, MD, PhD, is a physician-scientist and a clinical hypertension specialist with a track record of productivity in hypertension research, successful mentoring, international research grant procurement, and inter-institutional international collaborations. His research on hypertension in large population cohorts has led to >200 publications that are cited by the European, American, British, and Japanese clinical hypertension guidelines. These publications include first- or last-author articles in BMJ, Circulation, European Heart Journal, Nature Communications and JAMA Cardiology.

After finishing his PhD and clinical training, Dr. Niiranen received in-depth training in cardiovascular disease epidemiology and omics during a post-doctoral period at the Framingham Heart Study, the oldest and most prestigious cardiovascular cohort study in the world. After his post-doctoral period, he was selected as one of the new Group Leaders of the University of Turku Collegium of Science and Medicine and in 2020, the professor of internal medicine at the university. He is also employed as a Medical Specialist by the National Institute for Health and Welfare and chairs the work of the Cardiometabolic Clinical Expert Group of the FinnGen study, a project that has genotyped up to 500 000 unique Finnish blood samples and merged this genetic data with nationwide healthcare registers.

Dr. Niiranen has received young investigator awards from the American and Finnish Societies of Hypertension, and the American Heart Association. He is the chair of the Finnish Hypertension Society and is currently mentoring, or has mentored 12 PhD students. He is an editorial board member of Hypertension, the leading journal in hypertension research.

Teaching

Semester leadership: Fall Semester, Clinical research path for fourth year medical students.

Course leadership: PGS1728: Getting Started with Medical Research (Year 4); PGS1741: Clinical Research Literature Exam (Year 4)

Course teaching: MEDI0117: General Propedeutics (Year 4)

Pedagogic training: Medical Pedagogy course (10 credits)

Research

In addition to general cardiovascular epidemiology, Dr. Niiranen's research has focused on the epidemiology of hypertension in large scale population cohorts. His studies particularly focused on home monitoring of blood pressure and more recently he has moved into examining the relation between hypertension and omics (genome, metagenome and metabolome).

Publications

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Integration of polygenic and gut metagenomic risk prediction for common diseases (2024)

Nature Aging
Liu Yang, Ritchie Scott C., Teo Shu Mei, Ruuskanen Matti O., Kambur Oleg, Zhu Qiyun, Sanders Jon, Vázquez-Baeza Yoshiki, Verspoor Karin, Jousilahti Pekka, Lahti Leo, Niiranen Teemu, Salomaa Veikko, Havulinna Aki S., Knight Rob, Méric Guillaume, Inouye Michael
(Vertaisarvioitu alkuperäisartikkeli tai data-artikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä (A1))

Mortality and Cardiovascular End Points In Relation to the Aortic Pulse Wave Components: An Individual-Participant Meta-Analysis (2024)

Hypertension
Norton Gavin R., An De-Wei, Aparicio Lucas S., Yu Yu-Ling, Wei Fang-Fei, Niiranen Teemu J., Liu Chen, Stolarz-Skrzypek Katarzyna, Wojciechowska Wiktoria, Jula Antti M., Rajzer Marek, Martens Dries S., Verhamme Peter, Li Yan, Kawecka-Jaszcz Kalina, Nawrot Tim S., Staessen Jan A., Woodiwiss Angela J.; International Database of Central Arterial Properties for Risk Stratification Investigators
(Vertaisarvioitu alkuperäisartikkeli tai data-artikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä (A1))

Verenpainetaudin lääkehoito yksilöllistyy (2024)

Lääkärilehti
Vaura Felix, Palmu Joonatan, Suvila Karri, Lindroos Annika, Vuori Matti, Kantola Ilkka, Tornio Aleksi, Niiranen Teemu
(Vertaisarvioitu katsausartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä (A2))

Prognostic Value of Cardiovascular Biomarkers in the Population (2024)

JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association
Neumann Johannes Tobias, Twerenbold Raphael, Weimann Jessica, Ballantyne Christie M., Benjamin Emelia J., Costanzo Simona, de Lemos James A., deFilippi Christopher R., Di Castelnuovo Augusto, Donfrancesco Chiara, Dörr Marcus, Eggers Kai M., Engström Gunnar, Felix Stephan B., Ferrario Marco M., Gansevoort Ron T., Giampaoli Simona, Giedraitis Vilmantas, Hedberg Pär, Iacoviello Licia, Jørgensen Torben, Kee Frank, Koenig Wolfgang, Kuulasmaa Kari, Lewis Joshua R., Lorenz Thiess, Lyngbakken Magnus N., Magnussen Christina, Melander Olle, Nauck Matthias, Niiranen Teemu J., Nilsson Peter M., Olsen Michael H., Omland Torbjorn, Oskarsson Viktor, Palmieri Luigi, Peters Anette, Prince Richard L., Qaderi Vazhma, Vasan Ramachandran S., Salomaa Veikko, Sans Susana, Smith J. Gustav, Söderberg Stefan, Thorand Barbara, Tonkin Andrew M., Tunstall-Pedoe Hugh, Veronesi Giovanni, Watanabe Tetsu, Watanabe Masafumi, Zeiher Andreas M., Zeller Tanja, Blankenberg Stefan, Ojeda Francisco
(Vertaisarvioitu alkuperäisartikkeli tai data-artikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä (A1))

Role of Gut Microbiota in Statin-Associated New-Onset Diabetes—a Cross-Sectional and Prospective Analysis of the FINRISK 2002 Cohort (2024)

Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
Koponen Kari, Kambur Oleg, Joseph Bijoy, Ruuskanen Matti O, Jousilahti Pekka, Salido Rodolfo, Brennan Caitriona, Jain Mohit, Meric Guillaume, Inouye Michael, Lahti Leo, Niiranen Teemu, Havulinna Aki S, Knight Rob, Salomaa Veikko
(Vertaisarvioitu alkuperäisartikkeli tai data-artikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä (A1))