Jouko Miettunen was born in Simo, Finland, in 1967. He received an M.S. degree in statistics from the University of Oulu, Finland, in 1998, an M.Phil. degree in epidemiology from the University of Cambridge, UK, in 2003, and a Ph.D. degree in psychiatry from the University of Oulu, Finland, in 2004. Since 1997, he has worked in various research positions at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Oulu, Finland. Currently, he holds a position as an Adjunct Professor of psychiatric epidemiology at the University of Oulu, Finland. In 2005, he was appointed as an Honorary Research Fellow at Imperial College London, UK. At the Academy of Finland, Miettunen has been an Academy Research Fellow (2008-2009). He has worked especially with the population-based Northern Finland Birth Cohort studies, but also with various other epidemiological study samples. He has approximately 100 publications in the field of psychiatry; about half of these examine different topics in schizophrenia, especially risk factors and outcome. He has also several publications on statistical methods in psychiatry, especially relating to reliability and validity of psychiatric instruments. Recently, he has focused also to meta-analyses in schizophrenia and temperament and to utilization of register data in psychiatric research.
Biography Updated on 8 October 2009