Contact Research at Kela

Kela Research
Nordenskiöldinkatu 12, 00250  Helsinki
(PO Box 450, 00056 Kela)
Peltolantie 3, 20720 Turku
tel. +358 20 634 11, fax +358 20 634 1700 (Helsinki), +358 20 634 2800 (Turku)
tutkimus(at)kela.fi

Head of Research Jaana Martikainen, PhD
Assistant Eeva-Kaisa Keinänen

Information Areas of specialization Unit

Aaltonen, Katri ›

Researcher
+358 20 634 1941
+358 40 132 1429

out-of-pocket medicine costs, medicine reimbursement system

Research Section

Ahlstedt, Jaana ›

Publishing assistant
+358 (0)20 63 41626

publications

Publications and Information Service Section

Ahola, Elina ›

Researcher
+358 20 634 1879
+358 50 551 7884

statistics, microsimulation, register-based research, social assistance

Research Section

Airio, Ilpo ›

Senior Researcher
+358 20 634 1954

in-work poverty, intergenerational transmission of poverty, income security

Research Section

Blomgren, Jenni ›

Head of Research Team
+358 20 634 1893

sociodemographic determinants of health and wellbeing, regional differences in wellbeing, statistical research methods, demography, receipt of help and institutionalization among the elderly, living conditions and functional capacity among the elderly

Research Section

Bogdanoff, Piia ›

Coordinator
+358 20 634 1481
+358 50 551 7148

Research Section

Dammert, Kristiina ›

Research Assistant
+358 20 634 1912

Research Section

Haataja, Anita ›

Senior Researcher
+358 20 634 1942
+358 50 583 8594

microsimulation, social insurance, taxation, family leaves and benefits, income distribution, employment and gender issues, comparative welfare research

Research Section

Hakala, Paula ›

Senior Researcher
+358 20 634 2829
+358 40 765 8562

prevention and treatment of obesity, different weight reduction models, associations between nutrients and health, dietary survey methods, vegetarian diets

Research Section

Heino, Pekka ›

Researcher
+358 20 634 2875

statistics

Research Section

Heinonen, Hanna-Mari ›

Researcher

social policy, customer interaction

Research Section

Helne, Tuula ›

Senior Researcher
+358 20 634 1582
+358 50 551 7157

sustainable development, social policy and ecological questions, sustainable wellbeing

Research Section

Hinkka, Katariina ›

Senior Medical Researcher
+358 20 634 2810
+358 400 887 081

rehabilitation, occupational health

Research Section

Honkanen, Pertti ›

Senior Researcher
+358 20 634 1467

unemployment, microsimulation, taxation, income transfers

Research Section

Hujanen, Timo ›

Researcher
+358 20 634 4931

health economics

Research Section

Hyvärinen, Tarja ›

Senior Publishing Editor
+358 20 634 1955
+358 40 192 4072

Publications and Information Service Section

Ikonen, Milla ›

Coordinator
050 305 7861

research communications

Publications and Information Service Section

Jussila, Henrik ›

Head of Publications and Information Services
+358 20 634 1921
+358 40 510 8097

research communications, research services

Publications and Information Service Section

Kainu, Markus ›

Researcher

Research Section

Kalliomaa-Puha, Laura ›

Senior Researcher
(on leave of absence)

civil law and social law, law and the elderly, care contracts

Research Section

Kangas, Olli ›

Director of Community Relations, Professor
+358 20 634 1935
+358 400 261 158

comparative welfare studies, institutional set-ups of welfare programs, political and structural factors behind the development of welfare states

Advisory Staff Unit

Kehusmaa, Sari ›

Senior Researcher
+358 20 634 2866
+358 50 592 6101

economics

Research Section

Keinänen, Eeva-Kaisa ›

Assistant
+358 20 634 1936

Research Section

Ketonen, Marja-Riitta ›

Assistant
+358 20 634 2874

Research Section

Komu, Merja ›

Coordinator
+358 20 634 1959

statistical computing

Research Section

Korpela, Tuija ›

Researcher
+358 20 63 41945

Research Section

Koskenvuo, Karoliina ›

Head of Research Team
+358 20 634 1355

rehabilitation, disability, epidemiology, pension security, public health sciences

Research Section

Koskinen, Hanna ›

Researcher
+358 20 634 1902

health economics

Research Section

Laatu, Markku ›

Senior Researcher
+358 20 634 1945

social problems, implementation of social security, quality of working life, interaction with customers, ethnic minorities and the social security system

Research Section

Maljanen, Timo ›

Senior Reseacher
+358 20 634 1967

health economics

Research Section

Marin, Barbro ›

Coordinator
+358 20 634 1265

Research Section

Martikainen, Jaana ›

Head of Research
+358 20 634 1953
+358 40 192 3827

prescription and use of medicines, medicinal costs

Research Section

Mattila, Hannu ›

Senior Researcher
+358 20 634 1956

statistical research methods, customer service research

Research Section

Miettinen, Jani ›

Researcher
+358 20 63 41850

statistics, internet surveys, registry and survey based data collection methods

Research Section

Mikkola, Hennamari ›

Head of Information and Communications Unit
+358 20 634 1890
+358 50 468 6911

health economics, financing of health and elder care, health and elder care markets

Information and Communications Unit

Niemelä, Mikko ›

Research Professor (Kela) / Professor (Uni. Turku)

+358 40 513 3669

income distribution, living conditions, social and health policy

Research Section

Niilola, Petra ›

Coordinator
+358 20 634 1974
+358 50 551 7153

Research Section

Pappila, Jyrki ›

Information Specialist
+358 20 634 1565

methods of information retrieval, methods of indexing

Publications and Information Service Section

Rautjärvi, Leena ›

Publishing Editor (on leave of absence)
+358 20 634 1947

Publications and Information Service Section

Rintanen, Silva ›

Information Specialist
+358 20 634 1662

methods of indexing

Publications and Information Service Section

Räsänen, Tapio ›

Researcher
+358 20 63 41789
+358 50 302 9292

statistics, microsimulation, register-based research, statistical computing

Research Section

Saarikallio-Torp, Miia ›

Researcher (on leave of absence)

economics

Research Section

Saastamoinen, Leena ›

Senior Researcher
+358 20 634 1972

prescribing, repeat prescribing

Research Section

Sakslin, Maija ›

Senior Researcher (on leave of absence)

human rights, social justice, social law, social insurance law, eu law, constitutional law

Research Section

Salminen, Anna-Liisa ›

Head of Research Team
+358 20 634 1303

rehabilitation, evaluation research, occupational therapy, assistive technology, independent living, functioning, occupational rehabilitation, qualitative research

Research Section

Seppänen-Järvelä, Riitta ›

Senior Researcher
+358 20 634 1908
+358 40 183 8920

evaluation research, qualitative research, development of work and work communities, evaluation of development

Research Section

Simanainen, Miska ›

Researcher
+358 20 634 0527

microsimulation

Research Section

Tervola, Jussi ›

Researcher
+358 50 593 3571

microsimulation, immigrants

Research Section

Tillman, Päivi ›

Researcher
+358 20 634 1927

economics

Research Section

Tschamurov, Viveka ›

Researcher
+358 20 634 1905
+358 50 551 8008

unemployment, register-based research, labour economics, youth unemployment

Research Section

Tulokas, Maini ›

Publishing Editor
+358 20 634 1943

Publications and Information Service Section

Tuominen, Marja-Liisa ›

Information Service Assistant
+358 20 634 1701
+358 40 865 6728

Publications and Information Service Section

Tuominen, Ulla ›

Researcher
+358 20 634 1904

health economics

Research Section

Tuovinen, Anna-Kaisa ›

Researcher

administrative law, healthcare and social law

Research Section

Tuulio-Henriksson, Annamari ›

Research Professor
+358 20 634 1877
+358 40 562 9396

mental health and behavioural disorders, mental health rehabilitation, mental illness related morbidity and transition to disability pension

Research Section

Valaste, Maria ›

Researcher
+358 20 634 1880

statistics, microsimulation

Research Section

Virta, Lauri ›

Senior Medical Researcher
+358 20 634 2858

physiatrics

Research Section

Vuori, Miika ›

Researcher
+358 20 634 1500

Research Section

Ylikännö, Minna ›

Senior Researcher
+358 20 634 4850

unemployment, time use research

Research Section

Österbacka, Eva ›

Senior Researcher (Kela) / Professor (Åbo Akademi)

income mobility, time use in families, labour market, well-being of children

Research Section