The Epidemiology group is focused on infectious disease epidemiology and vaccine programs in public health practice.

Background & Aims:

The aim of epidemiologic research is to increase knowledge and understanding of major public health problems and serve as foundation when making decision about health measures, policy and care guidelines. The Epidemiology research group is focused on prevention of infectious diseases, vaccine-preventable diseases, outbreak investigations, epidemiologic methods, evaluating prevention program impact, registry-based studies and developing evidence-based public health policy.


The Epidemiology Group is a research team made up of senior researchers and several PhD students with expertise from the fields of epidemiology and public health.

Research themes:

– Epidemiology and prevention of vaccine-preventable diseases.
– Evaluation of prevention program impact.
– Outbreak investigation and response.
– Development of evidence-based public health policy.


The Epidemiology research group has ongoing active collaborations with the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Global Disease Detection sites, Emory University, Atlanta, and many ministries of health, research institutes and universities worldwide. The group leader is Director of the International Doctoral Programme in Epidemiology and Public Health (IPPE).

Learn more about the Epidemiology Group.


Group leader Pekka Nuorti, MD, PhD, Professor of Epidemiology
Tampere University, Faculty of Social Sciences
+358 40 1901685