Jouko Miettunen


I am Professor of Clinical Epidemiology, working as a academy research fellow in the Center for Life Course Health Research, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland. I am chair person of the Oulu Psychiatric Epidemiology Association (OPES) since 2007.

My current main research area is risk factor and outcome studies in schizophrenia. I am doing actively research also on personality and substance use. More information on my personal homepage.

Selected latest publications as the first author

Miettunen J, Isohanni M, Paunio T, Freimer N, Taanila A, Ekelund J, Järvelin M-R, Joukamaa M, Lichtermann D, Koivumaa-Honkanen H, Veijola J. Predicting depression with psychopathology and temperament traits – the Northern Finland 1966 Birth Cohort. Depress Res Treat 2012; 2012:160905.

Miettunen J, Murray GK, Jones PB, Mäki P, Ebeling H, Taanila A, Joukamaa M, Savolainen J, Törmänen S, Järvelin M-R, Veijola J, Moilanen I. Longitudinal associations between childhood and adulthood externalizing and internalizing psychopathology and adolescent substance use. Psychol Med 2014;44: 1727-38. (IF = 5.587)

Miettunen J, Raevuori A. A Meta-analysis of Temperament in Axis I Psychiatric Disorders. Compr Psychiatry 2012; 53:152-66. (IF = 2.082)

Miettunen J, Suvisaari J, Haukka J, Isohanni M. Use of Register Data for Psychiatric Epidemiology in the Nordic Countries. In: Textbook in Psychiatric Epidemiology, 3rd edition, Eds. Tsuang M, Tohen M, Jones P, pp. 117-31. Wiley-Blackwell, 2011.

Miettunen J, Nordström T, Kaakinen M, Ahmed A. Latent variable mixture modeling in psychiatric research – a review and application. Psychol Med 2016; 46:457-67. (IF = 5.938)

Selected latest publications as the last author

Penttilä M, Jääskeläinen E, Hirvonen N, Isohanni M, Miettunen J. Duration of untreated psychosis as predictor of long-term outcome in schizophrenia. A systematic review and meta-analysis. Br J Psychiatry 2014; 205:88-94. (IF = 6.619)

Jääskeläinen E, Juola P, Hirvonen N, McGrath JJ, Saha S, Isohanni M, Veijola J, Miettunen J. A systematic review and meta-analysis of recovery in schizophrenia. Schizophr Bull 2013; 39:1296-1306.  (IF = 8.800)

Moilanen J, Huhtaniska S, Haapea M, Jääskeläinen E, Veijola J, Isohanni M, Koponen H, Miettunen J. Brain morphometry of individuals with schizophrenia with and without antipsychotic medication - the Northern Finland Birth Cohort 1966 study. Eur Psychiatry 2015; 30:598-605. (IF =3.285)

Käkelä J, Panula J, Oinas E, Hirvonen N, Jääskeläinen E, Miettunen J. Family history of psychosis and social, occupational and global outcome in schizophrenia: a meta-analysis. Acta Psychiatr Scand 2014; 130:269-78. (IF = 5.545)

Rissanen I, Jääskeläinen E, Isohanni M, Koponen H, Ansakorpi H, Miettunen J. Use of antiepileptic or benzodiazepine medication and suicidal ideation - the Northern Finland Birth Cohort 1966. Epilepsy & Behavior; 2015:198-204 (IF = 2.061)