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


Senior Researcher 2016-

Finnish Institute for Molecular Medicine, Finland

Acting University Lecturer, 2010 – 2016

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. Aggressive behaviour in childhood and adolescence: the role of smoking during pregnancy, evidence from four twin cohorts in the EU-ACTION consortium

    Malanchini, M., Smith-Woolley, E., Ayorech, Z., Rimfeld, K., Krapohl, E., Vuoksimaa, E., Korhonen, T., Bartels, M., van Beijsterveldt, T. C. E. M., Rose, R. J., Lundstrom, S., Anckarsater, H., Kaprio, J., Lichtenstein, P., Boomsma, D. I. & Plomin, R., Mar 2019, In : Psychological Medicine. 49, 4, p. 646-654 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  2. Early adolescent aggression predicts antisocial personality disorder in young adults: a population-based study

    Whipp, A. M., Korhonen, T., Raevuori, A., Heikkilä, K., Pulkkinen, L., Rose, R. J., Kaprio, J. & Vuoksimaa, E., Mar 2019, In : European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. 28, 3, p. 341-350 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  3. Epigenome-wide association study of serum cotinine in current smokers reveals novel genetically driven loci

    Gupta, R., van Dongen, J., Fu, Y., Abdellaoui, A., Tyndale, R. F., Velagapudi, V., Boomsma, D. I., Korhonen, T., Kaprio, J., Loukola, A. & Ollikainen, M., 5 Jan 2019, In : Clinical epigenetics. 11, 13 p., 1.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Latest activities

  1. Duodecim (Journal)

    Tellervo Korhonen (Reviewer)
    9 Apr 2019

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

  2. Kirstie O'Hare

    Tellervo Korhonen (Host), Jaakko Arthur Kaprio (Host)
    16 Apr 201825 May 2018

    Activity: Hosting a visitor typesAcademic visit at UH

  3. Väitöskirjan seurantaryhmän jäsen

    Tellervo Korhonen (Supervisor)
    2017 → …

    Activity: Examination typesMember of doctoral thesis committee / follow-up group

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Latest prizes

  1. SRNT Service Award

    Tellervo Korhonen (Recipient), 2018

    Prize: Prizes and awards

  2. Kunniakirja

    Tellervo Korhonen (Recipient), 23 Jan 2019

    Prize: Prizes and awards

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