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 Unit Hennamari Mikkola, PhD

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 Unit

Ahlstedt, Jaana ›

Publishing assistant
+358 (0)20 63 41626

publications

Research Unit

Blomgren, Jenni ›

Research Manager
+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 Unit

Bogdanoff, Piia ›

Coordinator
+358 20 634 1481
+358 50 551 7148

Research Unit

Heino, Pekka ›

Researcher
+358 20 634 2875

statistics

Research Unit

Heinonen, Hanna-Mari ›

Researcher

social policy, customer interaction

Research Unit

Helne, Tuula ›

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

sustainable development, social policy and ecological questions, sustainable wellbeing

Research Unit

Hujanen, Timo ›

Researcher
+358 20 634 4931

health economics

Research Unit

Hyvärinen, Tarja ›

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

Research Unit

Ikonen, Milla ›

Coordinator
050 305 7861

research communications

Communications Unit

Jauhiainen, Signe ›

Research Manager
020 634 1958
050 331 3982

immigration, public economics, economics, labour market, pension security

Research Unit

Kainu, Markus ›

Researcher

Research Unit

Kalliomaa-Puha, Laura ›

Senior Researcher
on leave of absence

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

Research Unit

Kari, Heini ›

Researcher

+358 50 470 2365

medicine costs, medicine reimbursement system, register-based research

Research Unit

Komu, Merja ›

Coordinator
+358 20 634 1959

statistical computing

Research Unit

Korpela, Tuija ›

Researcher
+358 20 63 41945

Research Unit

Koskenvuo, Karoliina ›

Research Manager
+358 20 634 1355

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

Research Unit

Koskinen, Hanna ›

Head of Research Team
+358 20 634 1902

health economics

Research Unit

Kuusisto, Satu ›

Researcher

health economics, register-based research

Research Unit

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 Unit

Martikainen, Jaana ›

Research Manager, on leave of absence
+358 20 634 1953
+358 40 192 3827

prescription and use of medicines, medicinal costs

Research Unit

Mattila, Hannu ›

Senior Researcher
+358 20 634 1956

statistical research methods, customer service research

Research Unit

Miettinen, Sari ›

Project manager

+358 50 4630 7821

qualitative research, social and health policy, rehabilitation system, rehabilitation policy and politics

Research Unit

Mikkola, Hennamari ›

Head of Research Unit
+358 20 634 1890
+358 50 468 6911

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

Research Unit

Mäkkylä, Katja ›

Researcher

+358 50 566 8380

qualitative research, media and communication research

Research Unit

Niemelä, Mikko ›

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

+358 40 513 3669

income distribution, living conditions, social and health policy

Research Unit

Pappila, Jyrki ›

Information Specialist
+358 20 634 1565

methods of information retrieval, methods of indexing

Research Unit

Pitkänen, Visa ›

Researcher

+358 50 592 6499

health economics, register-based research, economics

Research Unit

Rautjärvi, Leena ›

Publishing Editor
+358 20 634 1947

Research Unit

Räsänen, Tapio ›

Researcher
+358 20 63 41789
+358 50 302 9292

statistics, microsimulation, register-based research, statistical computing

Research Unit

Saarikallio-Torp, Miia ›

Researcher

economics

Research Unit

Saastamoinen, Leena ›

Research Manager
+358 20 634 1972

prescribing, repeat prescribing

Research Unit

Sakslin, Maija ›

Senior Researcher (on leave of absence)

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

Research Unit

Salminen, Anna-Liisa ›

Research Manager
+358 20 634 1303

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

Research Unit

Seppänen-Järvelä, Riitta ›

Research Manager
+358 20 634 1908
+358 40 183 8920

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

Research Unit

Simanainen, Miska ›

Researcher
+358 20 634 0527

microsimulation

Research Unit

Talka, Reeta ›

Senior Researcher

+358 50 4655 351

medicine costs, pharmacology

Research Unit

Tillman, Päivi ›

Researcher
+358 20 634 1927

register-based research, survey research, economics, reimbursement system for travel costs, informal care

Research Unit

Tschamurov, Viveka ›

Researcher
+358 20 634 1905
+358 50 551 8008

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

Research Unit

Tulokas, Maini ›

Publishing Editor
+358 20 634 1943

Research Unit

Tuominen, Marja-Liisa ›

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

Research Unit

Tuovinen, Anna-Kaisa ›

Researcher

administrative law, healthcare and social law

Research Unit

Veilahti, Antti ›

Research Manager
020 634 1277
020 634 1277

income security, social policy, register-based research, mental health rehabilitation, sociology, social exclusion

Research Unit

Virta, Lauri ›

Senior Medical Researcher
+358 20 634 2858

physiatrics

Research Unit

Ylikännö, Minna ›

Head of Research Team
+358 20 634 4850

unemployment, time use research

Research Unit

Österbacka, Eva ›

Senior Researcher (Kela) / Professor (Åbo Akademi)

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

Research Unit