University of Helsinki

CEIDSS is a non-profit Research Organization working in health promotion focused on the social determinants of health.  Its mission is to produce innovative intervention research to improve the health status of the population, with an emphasis education on health determinants and risk factors linked with non-communicable diseases.

CEIDSS works in association with local and national authorities. While participating in European projects, CEIDSS has a strong experience in developing national and international comprehensive programs on tackling malnutrition, aligned with health strategies and priorities.

The University of Helsinki is in Helsinki, Finland. It is the oldest and largest institution of academic education in the country. The university is an international scientific community of 40,000 students and researchers. In international university rankings, the University of Helsinki typically ranks among the top 100. Through the power of science, the University has contributed to society, education and welfare since 1640.


The team members

Prof. Karri Silventoinen

Professor Karri Silventoinen is a professor of demography, with extensive expertise in genetic epidemiology and behavioral genetics. His interests include studies on height and obesity in genetically informative cohorts.

Prof. Jaakko Kaprio

Prof. Jaakko Kaprio is one of the world-leading experts in genetic epidemiology and the leader of the Finnish twin cohorts, which were initiated in 1975. In this project, he will specifically contribute to twin methodological and genetic epidemiological issues.

Teemu Palviainen

Teemu Palviainen, MSc is a statistician and database manager with many years of experience analyzing genetically informative data, especially genome-wide association analyses.