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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 >150 publications that are cited by the European, American, British, and Japanese clinical hypertension guidelines. These publications include first-author articles in BMJ, Circulation, European Heart Journal, 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. He is also employed as a Medical Specialist by the National Institute for Health and Welfare and coordinates the work of the Cardiometabolic Clinical Expert Group of the FinnGen study, a project with a goal to genotype up to 500 000 unique Finnish blood samples.

Dr. Niiranen has received young investigator awards from the American and Finnish Societies of Hypertension, and the American Heart Association. He is the secretary 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. My prior studies particularly focused on home monitoring of blood pressure and more recently I have moved into examining the relation between hypertension and novel comics (metagenome and metabolome).

Publications

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The International Database of Central Arterial Properties for Risk Stratification: Research Objectives and Baseline Characteristics of Participants (2022)

American Journal of Hypertension
Aparicio LS, Huang QF, Melgarejo JD, Wei DM, Thijs L, Wei FF, Gilis-Malinowska N, Sheng CS, Boggia J, Niiranen TJ, Odili AN, Stolarz-Skrzypek K, Barochiner J, Ackermann D, Kawecka-Jaszcz K, Tikhonoff V, Zhang ZY, Casiglia E, Narkiewicz K, Filipovský J, Schutte AE, Yang WY, Jula AM, Woodiwiss AJ, Bochud M, Norton GR, Wang JG, Li Y, Staessen JA, International Database of Central Arterial Properties for Risk Stratification (IDCARS) Investigators
(Vertaisarvioitu alkuperäisartikkeli tai data-artikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä (A1))

Sex Differences in Myocardial and Vascular Aging (2022)

Circulation Research
Ji Hongwei W, Kwan Alan C, Chen Melanie T, Ouyang David, Ebinger Joseph E, Bell Susan P, Niiranen Teemu J, Bello Natalie A, Cheng Susan
(Vertaisarvioitu alkuperäisartikkeli tai data-artikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä (A1))

Risk Factors, Subsequent Disease Onset, and Prognostic Impact of Myocardial Infarction and Atrial Fibrillation (2022)

Journal of the American Heart Association
Camen Stephan, Csengeri Dora, Geelhoed Bastiaan, Niiranen Teemu, Gianfagna Francesco, Vishram-Nielsen Julie K., Costanzo Simona, Söderberg Stefan, Vartiainen Erkki, Börschel Christian S., Donati Maria Benedetta, Løchen Maja-Lisa, Ojeda Francisco M., Kontto Jukka, Mathiesen Ellisiv B., Jensen Steen, Koenig Wolfgang, Kee Frank, de Gaetano Giovanni, Zeller Tanja, Jørgensen Torben, Tunstall-Pedoe Hugh, Blankenberg Stefan, Kuulasmaa Kari, Linneberg Allan, Salomaa Veikko, Iacoviello Licia, Schnabel Renate B.
(Vertaisarvioitu alkuperäisartikkeli tai data-artikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä (A1))

Risk Stratification by Cross-Classification of Central and Brachial Systolic Blood Pressure (2022)

Hypertension
Cheng Yi-Bang, Thijs Lutgarde, Aparicio Lucas S., Huang Qi-Fang, Wei Fang-Fei, Yu Yu-Ling, Barochiner Jessica, Sheng Chang-Sheng, Yang Wen-Yi, Niiranen Teemu J., Boggia José, Zhang Zhen-Yu, Stolarz-Skrzypek Katarzyna, Gilis-Malinowska Natasza, Tikhonoff Valérie, Wojciechowska Wiktoria, Casiglia Edoardo, Narkiewicz Krzysztof, Filipovský Jan, Kawecka-Jaszcz Kalina, Wang Ji-Guang, Li Yan, Staessen Jan A.
(Vertaisarvioitu alkuperäisartikkeli tai data-artikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä (A1))

Risk of sudden cardiac death associated with QRS, QTc, and JTc intervals in the general population (2022)

Heart Rhythm
Tikkanen Jani T., Kentta Tuomas, Porthan Kimmo, Anttonen Olli, Eranti Antti, Aro Aapo L., Kerola Tuomas, Rissanen Harri A., Knekt Paul, Heliövaara Markku, Holkeri Arttu, Haukilahti Anette, Niiranen Teemu, Hernesniemi Jussi, Jula Antti, Nieminen Markku S., Myerburg Robert J., Albert Christine M., Salomaa Veikko, Huikuri Heikki V., Junttila M. Juhani
(Vertaisarvioitu alkuperäisartikkeli tai data-artikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä (A1))

Early prediction of incident liver disease using conventional risk factors and gut-microbiome-augmented gradient boosting (2022)

Cell Metabolism
Liu Yang, Méric Guillaume, Havulinna Aki S, Teo Shu Mei, Åberg Fredrik, Ruuskanen Matti, Sanders Jon, Zhu Qiyun, Tripathi Anupriya, Verspoor Karin, Cheng Susan, Jain Mohit, Jousilahti Pekka, Vázquez-Baeza Yoshiki, Loomba Rohit, Lahti Leo, Niiranen Teemu, Salomaa Veikko, Knight Rob, Inouye Michael
(Vertaisarvioitu alkuperäisartikkeli tai data-artikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä (A1))