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Sakari Suominen

Professor of Public Health at Nordic School of Public Health

About Me

Dr. Sakari Suominen, M.D., Ph.D. is Professor of Public Health at the Nordic School of Public Health and Associate Professor of Behavioral Medicine at the University of Turku. His main scientific interest is the association between sense of coherence – and related concepts of life meaning – with health and illness, both in cross-sectional and longitudinal settings. An additional special interest concerns health and welfare differences between the Finnish speaking population of Finland and Swedish and other migrant groups. Other research interests are the health of children and adolescents as well as public health management. Concurrently, Dr Suominen leads a research group with three full-time researchers at the Folkhälsan Research Center in Helsinki. He has published 80 international and 20 national scientific articles, as well as 46 other scientific or popular publications. Dr Suominen is chair of the Finnish Behavioral Medicine Section of the Finnish Society of Social Medicine and Nominations Chair on the International Society of Behavioral Medicine Board.

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