Rauni Kivistö


Description of research and teaching

Research interests

Campylobacter spp. as zoonotic food and waterborne pathogens

Cryptosporidium spp. as zoonotic pathogens

• Water- and airborne pathogens



I am responsible for organizing and teaching the Environmental Health course for students of veterinary medicine in the curriculum of veterinary medicine. Environmental Health is defined in the curriculum as a topic addressing biological, physical and chemical factors in the living environment, which may have an impact on human health at individual and population level.

Central teaching topics include:

• Microbiological and chemical quality of drinking water

• Safety of indoor and outdoor swimming

• Indoor and outdoor air quality

• Waste handling

• Strategies and policy to protect regional and global environmental health

• Legislation in control of environmental health




Research approaches

• Epidemiology and molecular epidemiology

• Taxonomy, phylogeny and evolution

• Antimicrobial resistance

• Virulence factors and mechanisms


Latest publications

  1. Population genetics and characterization of Campylobacter jejuni isolates from western jackdaws and game birds in Finland

    Kovanen, S., Rossi, M., Pohja-Mykrä, M., Nieminen, T., Raunio-Saarnisto, M., Sauvala, M., Fredriksson-Ahomaa, M., Hänninen, M-L. & Kivistö, R. I., Feb 2019, In : Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 85, 4, 16 p., UNSP e02365-18.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  2. Raw Meat-Based Diets in Dogs and Cats

    Fredriksson-Ahomaa, M., Heikkilä, T., Pernu, N., Kovanen, S., Hielm-Bjorkman, A. & Kivistö, R., 28 Jun 2017, In : Veterinary sciences . 4, 3, 9 p., 33.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  3. Kampylobakteerin saa broilerista luultua harvemmin

    Kovanen, S. M. & Kivistö, R. I., 2017, In : Suomen Siipikarja. 99, 4, p. 46 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleProfessional

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Latest activities

  1. Beata Wysok

    Rauni Kivistö (Host)
    1 Jun 201931 Aug 2019

    Activity: Hosting a visitor typesAcademic visit at UH

  2. Artificial Intelligence Workshop – Speed up your literature discovery & review with Iris.ai

    Rauni Kivistö (Attendee)
    25 Apr 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

  3. Foodborne pathogens & whole genome sequencing: impact on public health protection

    Rauni Kivistö (Attendee)
    26 Mar 201928 Mar 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

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Latest projects

  1. Kampylobakteerien esiintyminen kotimaisessa naudan maksassa

    Kivistö, R.

    Walter Ehrströmin säätiö

    01/03/2019 → …

    Project: Research project

  2. Jyrsijöillä ja piennisäkkäillä esiintyvät kampylobakteeri- ja kryptosporidi-tyypit Suomessa

    Kivistö, R., Sofia, K., Ylänen, M., Niemimaa, J., Huitu, O., Henttonen, H. & Rossi, M.

    Walter Ehrströmin säätiö

    06/03/2018 → …

    Project: Research project

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