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Univ.-Prof. Jaakko Tuomilehto, MD, PhD


Univ.-Prof.  Jaakko Tuomilehto, MD, PhD

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Trakt I, EG, Raum 0.307
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University of Helsinki
Department of Public Health
P.O. Box 41 (Mannerheimintie 172)
FIN-00014 University of Helsinki


Curriculum Vitae
NAME: Prof. Jaakko Tuomilehto MD, MPolSc, PhD

DATE OF BIRTH: 24 December 1946

QUALIFICATIONS:

MD, University of Turku, Finland 13.04.1973
MPolSc. (Sociology, Statistics, Psychology) University of Turku, Finland 10.09.1975
Ph.D. in Epidemiology and Community Medicine, University of Kuopio, Finland 28.10.1975
Tittle of the thesis: "Feasibility of a community programme for control of
hypertension. A part of the North Karelia Project"
Docent (Assistant professor) in Epidemiology and Public Health University of
Turku, Finland 19.06.1980

SCIENTIFIC CAREER:

University of Turku, Dept of Social Med, assistant (acting) 01.09.1971 - 30.04.1972
University of Turku, Dept of hygiene and social medicine,
assistant (acting) 01.09.1972 - 31.12.1972
University of Kuopio, Department of Pathology, assistant 01.01.1972 - 31.05.1973
University of Kuopio, Department of Pathology, assistant 01.06.1973 - 31.08.1973
University of Kuopio, Department of Community Health, assistant 01.08.1974 - 30.06.1976
North Karelia Project, researcher 01.12.1974 - 31.05.1977
University of Kuopio, Prof of Community Medicine, (acting) 01.08.1977 - 31.07.1978
National Public Health Institute, Senior researcher, (acting) 01.08.1978 - 30.06.1980
Laboratory head, (acting) 01.01.1979 - 30.06.1979
World Health Organization (WHO), Western Pacific, Manila,
Philippines, Medical Officer 30.06.1980 - 31.03.1982
University of Kuopio, Professor of Community Medicine, (acting) 01.04.1982 - 31.07.1983
National Public Health Institute, Head of the Monica Data Centre 01.10.1983 - 31.12.1986
University of Kuopio, Professor of Community Medicine 01.10.1986 - 30.06.1987
National Public Health Institute, Department of Epidemiology,
Director (acting) 01.08.1987 - 30.04.1991
Professor 15.06.1991 - 30.04.2000
Head for Diabetes and Genetic Epidemiology Unit 01.01.1995 - 30.04.2000
University of Helsinki, Department of Public Health,
Professor of Public Health 01.05.2000 -
Academy of Finland, Academy Professor 01.08.2000 -
Danube-University Krems, Austria 01.07.2001 -
Visiting Professor of Epidemiology

OTHER ACTIVITIES:

1. Member of Committees in Finland

National Hypertension Committee of the Ministry of Health 1975 - 1977
Medical Research Council, Finnish Academy 1977 - 1980
National Committee for International Health, Affairs of Finland 1978 - 1980
Council for Social and Health Insurance for Eastern Finland 1978 - 1980
Working Group of Health Research in Developing Countries, Finnish Academy 1981 - 1982
National Committee for Developing Primary Health Care Teaching
during Undergraduate Medical Training 1982 - 1982
National Hypertension Working Group of the Finnish Heart Foundation 1987 - 1989
National Working Group for Prevention of Cardiovascular Diseases,
the Finnish Heart Foundation 1996 - 1997
National Working Group for Hypertension Care 1998 – 2001
National Working Group for the Development of Prevention and Treatment
of Diabetes mellitus, Chairman, Subgroup on Primary Prevention of
Type 2 Diabetes 1998 – 2000
National Task Force for the Primary Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes, Chairman 2001-

2. Awards

Prof. M. Viswanathan DRC Silver Jubilee Oration Award, Madras, India 1996
Kelly West Award for Outstanding Achievement in Epidemiology,
American Diabetes Association, Chigago, USA 1998 Peter Bennett Diabetes Epidemiology Award, International Diabetes
Epidemiology Group, Acapulco, Mexico 2000
Hans Chiari Memorial Lecture Award, Austrian Stroke Research Society,
Krems, Austria 2001
Pfizer Visiting Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Michigan,
Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA 2002
UNESCO – Hellmut Mehnert Award on aetiology and prevention of diabetes,
Dresden, Germany 2002
Castelli Pedroli Prize, EASD Annual Meeting, Budapest, Hungary 2002
MEDIX-award for the most outstanding publication in medical sciences from
Finland in 2001 (New Engl J Med 2001;344:1343-50), Helsinki, Finland 2002

Honorary membership in scientific societies:

Argentine Diabetes Society 2000
Austrian Stroke Research Society 2001
European Society of Cardiology, Fellow 2001
The World Innovation Foundation, Fellow 2003

3. Membership of Scientific Societies

Finnish Society of Hypertension
- Board member 1990 -
- Vice President 1993 -1995
- President 1995 -1997
Finnish Society of Doctors "Duodecim"
Finnish Society for Social Medicine 1973-
Finnish Society of Epidemiology (Board member) 2000 -
Scandinavian Society for Social Medicine
International Diabetes Epidemiology Group
- Vice President 1994 -1997
- President 1997-2000
International Society of Hypertension 1974-
International Society and Federation of Cardiology Working Group on
Epidemiology and Prevention
- Board member 1986 -1990
European Society of Hypertension
European Society and Federation of Cardiology 1976 -
Council on Epidemiology and Prevention
- Board Member 1990 –1994
- Secretary 1994 -2000
- Vice-Chair 2000 - 2002
- Chair 2002-
International Council of Fetal Origin of Adult Diseases
-Board Member 2001 -2003
International Epidemiological Association 1976-
International Diabetes Federation 1993-
American Diabetes Association 1988-
European Association for the Study of Diabetes 1994-
International Stroke Society 1985-
International Society of Diabetes and Vascular Disease (Founding member) 2003-

4. Member of the Advisory Board for the Scientific Journals

Journal of Human Hypertension 1985 -
International Diabetes Monitor 1989 -
Journal of Cardiovascular Risk Factors 1990 - 2000
Diabetologia (Associate Editor) 1991 -1994
(Advisory Board) 2000 - 2003
Croatian Medical Journal 1991 -
Lithuanian Journal of Cardiology 1995 –
Journal of Hypertension 1999 –2001
XX vs. XY: The International Journal of Sex Differences in the Study of
Health, Disease and Aging 2003 –
Future Forum Editorial Board 2002 -
European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation 2003 -
Diabetes and Vascular Disease Research 2003 -