Group Leader, Professor of Paediatrics
- Medical Specialist in Paediatrics and Paediatric Infectious Diseases
- Diplomas in Health Care Administration, International Health Care, and GCP-standard research
Per Ashorn, MD, PhD, works as a Professor of Paediatrics at Tampere University. He is a specialist medical doctor in paediatrics and paediatric infectious diseases and he has worked both as a laboratory scientist, a clinical physician, a public health specialist, an administrator, and a university teacher. He has conducted research in Finland, the United States, Malawi, Ghana, and India and been involved in academic teaching and public health in numerous other low- and middle-income countries.
Dr. Ashorn has been the principal investigator or active collaborator on approximately 20 clinical trials in Sub-Saharan Africa. His current research is focused around maternal and child health in low-income settings, with a special emphasis on the interaction between infections, preterm birth and undernutrition on various health outcomes. Dr. Ashorn has published over 200 scientific articles and supervised approximately 30 graduate or post-graduate students on their thesis work.