Eero Kajantie

Research Manager

Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare


I am a researcher in lifecourse health. I divide my time as a Research Manager at National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) and Professor of Lifecourse Medicine at University of Oulu and also hold a Guest Professorship at Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim.

I have been working over 20 years on Developmental Origins of Health and Disease framework and in particular focused on the health and well-being of adults born preterm. Other focus areas are common maternal pregnancy disorders including diabetes, hypertension and depression during pregnancy and their effects on offspring health.
Our multidisciplinary team includes physicians of various specialties, psychologists and experts in health, nutrition and social sciences and statistics. Our research ranges from elucidating molecular (epi)genetic mechanisms underlying non-communicable disease risk factors in adults born preterm to studying the societal and economic life-long impacts of preterm birth on a population level in high and low income settings.

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