Tellervo Korhonen


Further information on the affiliationAdjunct professor in public health

Curriculum Vitae


M.Sc. University of Helsinki, Finland, 1995

Ph.D. University of Kuopio, Finland, (Public Health) 1999


Acting University Lecturer, 2010 –

University of Helsinki, Hjelt Institute, Department of Public Health

Adjunct Professor in Public Health, 2009 –

University of Helsinki, Department of Public Health


Senior Research Scientist, National Institute for Health and Welfare & University of Helsinki, 2007 – 2010

Post-doctoral scientist, University of Helsinki, Department of Public Health, 2005 - 2007

Post-doctoral Researcher, Harvard University, Tobacco Dependence Treatment and Research, Boston, USA, 2002 - 2005 

Researcher, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Department of Physiology, Helsinki, 2001 - 2002

Researcher, National Public Health Institute, Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion, Helsinki, 1995 - 2000


Academy of Finland, 2002 - 2004 (Researcher training and research abroad)

Finnish Foundation for Cardiovascular Research, 2002 - 2003 (Exercise and Nicotine Replacement Treatment for Female Smokers)

Academy of Finland, 2005 - 2006 (Subsidy for researcher’s return in Finland)

Paavo Nurmi Foundation, 2006 (Cigarette smoking and depressive symptoms)

Juho Vainio Foundation, 2006 (Smoking and depression among Finnish twins)

Finnish Cultural Foundation, 2007 (Genetic influences on the association between depression & nicotine dependence)

Yrjö Jahnsson Foundation, 2008 - 2009 (Association of smoking patterns with chronic obstructive disease)

Paavo Nurmi Foundation, 2008 (Impact of smoking cessation and exercise on cardiovascular risk factors)


Latest publications

  1. Early-onset tobacco use and suicide-related behavior - A prospective study from adolescence to young adulthood

    Korhonen, T., Sihvola, E., Latvala, A., Dick, D. M., Pulkkinen, L., Nurnberger, J., Rose, R. J. & Kaprio, J. Apr 2018 In : Addictive Behaviors. 79, p. 32-38 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  2. Early maturation and substance use across adolescence and young adulthood: A longitudinal study of Finnish twins

    Savage, J. E., Rose, R. J., Pulkkinen, L., Silventoinen, K., Korhonen, T., Kaprio, J., Gillespie, N. & Dick, D. M. Feb 2018 In : Development and Psychopathology. 30, 1, p. 79-92 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  3. Protein-altering variants associated with body mass index implicate pathways that control energy intake and expenditure in obesity

    Turcot, V., Lu, Y., Highland, H. M., Schurmann, C., Justice, A. E., Fine, R. S., Bradfield, J. P., Esko, T., Giri, A., Graff, M., Guo, X., Hendricks, A. E., Karaderi, T., Lempradl, A., Locke, A. E., Mahajan, A., Marouli, E., Sivapalaratnam, S., Young, K. L., Alfred, T., Feitosa, M. F., Masca, N. G. D., Manning, A. K., Medina-Gomez, C., Mudgal, P., Ng, M. C. Y., Reiner, A. P., Vedantam, S., Willems, S. M., Winkler, T. W., Abecasis, G., Aben, K. K., Alam, D. S., Alharthi, S. E., Allison, M., Amouyel, P., Asselbergs, F. W., Auer, P. L., Balkau, B., Bang, L. E., Barroso, I., Bastarache, L., Benn, M., Bergmann, S., Bielak, L. F., Kaprio, J., Korhonen, T., Loukola, A., Perola, M., Tuomilehto, J., Chd Exome Consortium, Epic-Cvd Consortium, ExomeBP Consortium, Global Lipids Genetic Consortium, GoT2D Genes Consortium, EPIC InterAct Consortium, Interval Study, ReproGen Consortium, T2D-Genes Consortium, MAGIC Investigators & Understanding Soc Sci Grp Jan 2018 In : Nature Genetics. 50, 1, p. 26-+ 19 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Latest activities

  1. Väitöskirjan seurantaryhmän jäsen

    Korhonen, T. (Supervisor)
    2017 → …

    Activity: ExaminationMember of doctoral thesis committee / follow-up group

  2. Tobacco Induced Diseases (Journal)

    Korhonen, T. (Reviewer)
    10 Dec 2016

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPeer review of manuscripts

  3. Alyce Whipp

    Korhonen, T. (Supervisor)
    2016 → …

    Activity: ExaminationSupervisor or co-supervisor of doctoral thesis

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