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NAME:  Solja Niemelä (born 1970)

LOCATION:  Turku, FInland


PRESENT POSITION

Clinical lecturer (Addiction Medicine), University of Turku 1.1.2018- 

Chief Physician, Department of Psychiatry/Addiction Psychiatry, Hospital District of South-West Finland, Turku, Finland, 1.8.2018 -

 Chair, Board of the Special competence in Addiction Medicine, Finnish Society of Addiction Medicine, 1.1.2013 -

Board member, Finnish Society of Addiction Medicine, 2017-

Board member, Finnish Foundation for Alcohol Studies, 2017-


EDUCATION: MD, PhD, Specialist in Psychiatry, Adjunct Professor in Psychiatry, Special Comptences in Addiction Medicine and Medical Education

 

FIELD OF RESEARCH: epidemiology,  addiction psychiatry, psychosis and substance use, prescription drug abuse, adolescent substance use


PRIZES AND HONORARIA

Poster of the Day – Prize 13th Association of European Psychiatrist  (AEP) Congress 2005

Young Psychiatrist Fellowship 14th Association of European Psychiatrist  (AEP) Congress 2006

Young Psychiatrist Scholarship 15th Association of European Psychiatrist  (AEP) Congress 2007

The Best PhD Thesis in the field of Addiction Medicice: Finnish Society of Addiction Medicine, 2009 

Supervisor of the Year, Finnisch Medical Association Duodecim and the Finnish Medical Students’ Association, 2013


ORIGINAL PUBLICATIONS 

PhD -thesis

Predictors and Correlates of Substance Use among Young Men. The Longitudinal “From a Boy to a Man” Birth Cohort Study. Annales Universitatis Turkuensis D 803. 23.5.2008.  University of Turku, Finland.


Original research articles in international journals with a peer review process

Hirsch-index: 18

1.     Pöyhonen M, Niemelä S, Herva R. Risk of malignancy and death in neurofibromatosis. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 1997;121:139-143.

2.     Niemelä S, Sourander A, Poikolainen K, Elonheimo H, Helenius H, Sillanmäki L, Multimäki P, Parkkola K. Adaptive functioning, psychopathology and service use among 18-year-old adolescent boys with drunkenness-related alcohol use. Alcohol Alcohol 2006;41:143-150.

3.     Niemelä S, Sourander A, Poikolainen K, Helenius H, Sillanmäki L, Multimäki P, Parkkola K, Piha J, Kumpulainen K, Almqvist F, Moilanen I. Childhood predictors of drunkenness in late adolescence among males. A 10-year population-based follow-up study. Addiction. 2006;101:512-521.

4.     Sourander A, Elonheimo H, Niemelä S, Nuutila AM, Helenius H, Sillanmäki L, Piha J, Tamminen T, Kumpulainen K, Moilanen I, Almqvist F. Childhood Predictors of Male Criminality. A Prospective Population-based Follow-up Study From Age 8 to Late Adolescence.  J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2006;45:578-586.

5.     Elonheimo H, Niemelä S, Parkkola K, Multimäki P, Helenius H, Nuutila AM, Sourander A. Police-registered offenses and psychiatric disorders among young males. The Finnish “From a Boy to a Man” birth cohort study. Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol. 2007;42:477-84.

6.     Sourander A, Jensen P, Rönning JA, Elonheimo H, Niemelä S, Helenius H, Kumpulainen K, Piha J, Tamminen T, Moilanen I, Almqvist F. Are Childhood Bullies and Victims at Risk of Criminality in Late Adolescence? The Finnish “From a Boy To a Man” Study. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2007;161:546-52.

7.     Sourander A, Jensen P, Rönning JA, Niemelä S, Helenius H, Sillanmäki L, Kumpulainen K, Piha J, Tamminen T, Moilanen I, Almqvist F. What is the early adulthood outcome of boys who bully or are bullied in childhood? The Finnish from a boy to a man study. Pediatrics 2007;120:397-404.

8.     Sourander A, Jensen P, Davies M, Niemelä S, Multimäki P, Helenius H, Kumpulainen K, Piha J, Tamminen T, Moilanen I, Almqvist F. Who is At Greatest Risk for Adverse Long-term Outcomes? The Finnish From a Boy to a Man Study. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2007;46:1148-1161.

9.     Sourander A, Niemelä S, Santalahti P, Helenius H, Piha J. Changes in psychiatric problems and service use among 8-year-old children: a 16-year population-based time-trend study. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2008;47:317-327.

10.  Niemelä S, Sourander A, Elonheimo H, Poikolainen K, Wu P, Helenius H, Piha J, Kumpulainen K, Moilanen I, Tamminen T, Almqvist F. What predicts illicit drug use versus police-registered drug offending? Findings from the Finnish "From a Boy to a Man" birth cohort study. Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol. 2008;43:697-704.

11.  Goodwin RD, Sourander A, Duarte CS, Niemelä S, Multimäki P, Nikolakaros G, Helenius H, Piha J,Kumpulainen K, Moilanen I, Tamminen T, Almqvist F. Do mental health problems in childhood predict chronic physical conditions among males in early adulthood? Evidence from a community based prospective study. Psychol Med 2009;39:301-311.

12.  Rønning JA, Sourander A, Kumpulainen K, Tamminen T, Niemelä S, Moilanen I, Helenius H, Piha J, Almqvist F. Cross-informant agreement about bullying and victimization among eight-year-olds: whose information best predicts psychiatric caseness 10-15 years later? Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 2009;44:15-22.

13.  Niemelä S, Pilowsky DJ, Susser ES, Sourander A, Helenius H, Kumpulainen K, Piha J, Tamminen T, Moilanen I,Almqvist F.Childhood antecedents for subsequent cigarette smoking among males. The Finnish “From a Boy to a Man” Study. J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2009;50:343-351.

14.  Elonheimo H, Niemelä S, Nuutila AM, Helenius H, Sillanmäki L, Parkkola K, Sourander A. Psychosocial Correlates of Crime Types among Adolescent Males. The Finnish “From a Boy to a Man Study”. Nord J Psychiatry. 2009;63:292-300.

15.  Brunstein Klomek A, Sourander A, Niemelä S, Kumpulainen K, Piha J, Tamminen T, Almqvist F, Gould MS. Childhood Bullying Behaviors as a Risk for Severe Suicide Attempts and Completed Suicides. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2009;48:254-261.

16.  Sourander A, Brunstein Klomek A, Niemelä S, Haavisto A, Gyllenberg D, Helenius H, Sillanmäki L, Kumpulainen K, Tamminen T, Moilanen I, Piha J, Almqvist F, Gould M. Childhood Predictors of Completed and Severe Suicide Attempts. Findings From the Finnish 1981 Birth Cohort Study. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2009;66:398-406.

17.  Sourander A, Rønning J, Brunstein Klomek A, Gyllenberg D, Kumpulainen K, Niemelä S, Helenius H, Sillanmäki L, Tamminen T, Moilanen I, Piha J, Almqvist F. Childhood Bullying Behavior, and Later Psychiatric Hospital and Psychopharmacological Treatment: Findings From the Finnish 1981 Birth Cohort Study. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2009;66:1005-1012.

18.  Lampi KM, Sourander A, Gissler M, Niemelä S, Rehnström K, Pulkkinen E, Peltonen L, Von Wendt L. Brief report: validity of Finnish registry-based diagnoses of autism with the ADI-R. Acta Paediatr 2010;99:1425-1428.

19.  Gyllenberg D, Sourander A, Niemelä S, Helenius H, Sillanmäki L, Piha J, Kumpulainen K, Tamminen T, Moilanen I, Almqvist F Childhood Predictors and later Psychiatric Hospital Treatment. Findings from the Finnish Nationwide 1981 Birth Cohort Study. Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry 2010;19:823-833

20.  Niemelä S, Brunstein-Klomek A, Sillanmäki L, Helenius H, Piha J, Kumpulainen K, Moilanen I, Tamminen T, Almqvist F, Sourander A. Childhood bullying behaviors  at age eight and substance use at age 18 among males. A nationwide prospective study. Addict Behav. 2011;36:256-260.

21.  Lehti V, Sourander A, Klomek A, Niemelä S, Sillanmäki L, Piha J, Kumpulainen K, Tamminen T, Moilanen I, Almqvist F. Childhood bullying as a predictor for becoming a teenage mother in Finland. Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2011;20:49-55  

22.  Elonheimo H, Sourander A, Niemelä S, Helenius, H. Generic and Crime Type Specific Correlates of Youth Crime. A Finnish Population-Based Study. Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol.  2011;46:903-914.

23.  Lampi KM, Banerjee PN, Gissler M, Hinkka-Yli-Salomäki S, Huttunen J, Kulmala U, Lindroos J, Niemelä S, Rihko M, Ristkari T, Saanakorpi K, Sarlin T, Sillanmäki L, McKeague IW, Surcel HM, Helenius H, Brown AS, Sourander A. Finnish Prenatal Study of Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorders (FIPS-A): Overview and Design. J Autism Dev Disord. J Autism Dev Disord. 2011;41:1090-1096.

24.  Gyllenberg D, Sourander A, Niemelä S, Helenius H, Sillanmäki L, Piha J, Kumpulainen K, Tamminen T, Moilanen I, Almqvist F Childhood Predictors of the Use and Cost of Antidepressant Medication before age 24. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2011;50:406-415.

25.  Lehti V, Niemelä S, Åkerlund M, Sillanmäki L, Helenius H, Piha J, Kumpulainen K, Tamminen T, Moilanen I, Almqvist F, Sourander A. Childhood Predictors of Becoming a Teenage Mother among Finnish Girls. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 2012;91:1319-1325.

26.  Sourander A, Koskelainen M, Niemelä S, Rihko M, Ristkari T, Lindroos J. Changes in adolescents mental health and use of alcohol and tobacco: a 10-year time-trend study of Finnish adolescents. Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2012;21:665-671.

27.  Joutsa J, Saunavaara J, Parkkola R, Niemelä S, Kaasinen V. Extensive abnormality of brain white matter integrity in pathological gambling. Psychiatry  Res. 2011;194:340-346.

28.  Joutsa J, Martikainen K, Niemelä S, Johansson J, Forsback S, Rinne JO, Kaasinen V. Increased medial orbitofrontal [18F]fluorodopa uptake in Parkinsonian impulse control disorders. Mov Disord. 2012;27:778-782.

29.  Joutsa J, Johansson J, Niemelä S, Ollikainen A, Hirvonen MM, Piepponen P, Arponen E, Alho H, Voon V, Rinne JO, Hietala J, Kaasinen V. Mesolimbic dopamine release is linked to symptom severity in pathological gambling. Neuroimage 2012;60:1992-1999.

30.  Jaakkola E, Kaasinen V, Siri C, Martikainen K, Cilia R, Niemelä S, Joutsa J. Impulse Control Disorders are Associated with Multiple Psychiatric Symptoms in Parkinson's Disease. J Parkinsons Dis. 2014;4:507-515.

31.  Joutsa J, Voon V, Johansson J, Niemelä S, Bergman J, Kaasinen V.  Dopaminergic function and intertemporal choice. Transl Psychiatry. 2015;5:e520.

32.  Vladimirov D, Niemelä S, Auvinen J, Timonen M, Keinänen-Kiukaanniemi S, Ala-Mursula L, Laitinen J, Miettunen J. Changes in alcohol use in relation to sociodemographic factors in early midlife. Scand J Public Health. 2016;44:249-257.

33.  Niemelä S, Sourander A, Surcel HM, Hinkka-Yli-Salomäki S, McKeague IW, Cheslack-Postava K, Brown AS. Prenatal Nicotine Exposure and Risk of Schizophrenia Among Offspring in a National Birth Cohort. Am J Psychiatry. 2016;173:799-806.

34.  Niemelä S, Niemelä O, Ritvanen A, Gissler M, Bloigu A, Werler M, Surcel HM. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Maternal Alcohol Biomarkers in Sera: A Register-Based  Case-Control Study. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2016;40:1507-1514.

35.  Niemelä O, Niemelä S, Ritvanen A, Gissler M, Bloigu A, Vääräsmäki M, Kajantie  E, Werler MM, Surcel HM. Assays of Gamma-Glutamyl Transferase and Carbohydrate-Deficient Transferrin Combination from Maternal Serum Improve the Detection of Prenatal Alcohol Exposure. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2016;40:2385-2393.

36.  Ramsay H, Barnett JH, Murray GK, Mäki P, Hurtig T, Nordström T, Miettunen J, Kiviniemi V, Niemelä S, Pausova Z, Paus T, Veijola J. Smoking in pregnancy, adolescent mental health and cognitive performance in young adult offspring: results from a matched sample within a Finnish cohort. BMC Psychiatry. 2016;16:430.

37.  Niemelä S, Räisänen A, Koskela J, Taanila A, Miettunen J, Ramsay H, Veijola J. The effect of prenatal smoking exposure on daily smoking among teenage offspring. Addiction. 2017;112:134-143.

38.  Björnholm L, Nikkinen J, Kiviniemi V, Nordström T, Niemelä S, Drakesmith M, Evans JC, Pike GB, Veijola J, Paus T. Structural properties of the human corpus callosum: Multimodal assessment and sex differences. Neuroimage. 2017;152:108-118.

39.  Hagnäs MP, Jokelainen J, Cederberg-Tamminen H, Niemelä S, Mikkola I, Härkönen  P, Rajala U, Keinänen-Kiukaanniemi S. Alcohol Consumption and Binge Drinking in Young Men as Predictors of Body Composition Changes During Military Service. Alcohol Alcohol. 2017;52:365-371.

40.  Mustonen A, Niemelä S, Nordström T, Murray GK, Mäki P, Jääskeläinen E, Miettunen J. Adolescent cannabis use, baseline prodromal symptoms and the risk of psychosis. Br J Psychiatry. 2018;212:227-233.

41.  Mustonen A, Ahokas T, Nordström T, Murray GK, Mäki P, Jääskeläinen E, Heiskala A, Mcgrath JJ, Scott JG, Miettunen J, Niemelä S. Smokin` hot: Adolescent smoking  and the risk of psychosis. Acta Psychiatr Scand. ePub Feb 18th 2018. doi: 10.1111/acps.12863.

42. Salama E, Niemelä S, Suvisaari J, Laatikainen T,Koponen P, Castaneda AE. The prevalence of substance use among Russian, Somali and Kurdish migrants in Finland: a population-based study.  ePub BMC Public Health.

43. Vladimirov D, Niemelä S, Auvinen, J, Timonen M, Keinänen-Kiukaanniemi S, Ala-Mursula L, Miettunen J. Cloninger’s temperament dimensions and longitudinal alcohol use in early mid-life: a Northern Finland Birth Cohort 1966 study.  Accepted for publication Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research.

44. Mustonen A, Niemelä S, McGrath JJ, Murray GK, Nordström T, Mäki P, Miettunen J, Scott J. Adolescent inhalant use and psychosis risk – a prospective birth cohort study. Accepted for publication Schizophrenia Research.

45. Liskola J, Haravuori H, Lindberg N, Kiviruusu O, Karlsson L, Niemelä S, Marttunen M. AUDIT and AUDIT-C as screening instruments for alcohol problem use in adolescence. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2018;188:266-273.


Review articles in international journals with a peer review process

1.     Lehti V, Niemelä S, Hoven C, Mandell D, Sourander A. Mental health, substance use and suicidal behavior among young indigenous people in the Arctic: a systematic review. Soc Sci Med 2009;69:1194-203. (IF 2.710)


Original research articles in domestic journals with a peer review process

1.     Niemi-Mustonen P, Patja K, Rautava P, Aromaa M, Niemelä S, Sillanpää M. Parental smoking –  A follow-up study from the first born’s birth to age 15 years. Original research. Suomen Lääkärilehti 2010;65:3135-3139.

2.     Kaipiainen E, Lamminen S, Niemelä S. Substance use during opioid maintenance treatment. A comparative study between Turku and Jyväskylä. Original research. Suomen Lääkärilehti 2016;3:573-578.

 

Review articles in domestic journals with a peer review process

3.     Niemelä S, Poikolainen K, Sourander A. How to intervene adolescent substance use? Review in Finnish. Suomen Lääkärilehti 2008;40:3297-3304.

4.     Raevuori A, Niemelä S, Keski-Rahkonen A,  Sourander A.  Early risk factors for eating disorders. Review in Finnish. Aikakauskirja Duodecim 2009;125:38-45

5.     Lehti V, Niemelä S, Sourander A. Psychosocial factors and teen pregnancies. Review in Finnish.  Suomen Lääkärilehti 2010;65:2573–2576.

6.     Niemelä S, Sillanmäki L, Sourander A. Psychosocial risk factors for cigarette smoking among 18-year-old males. A nationwide study. Psychiatria Fennica 2010. 

7.     Niemelä S. Treatment of alcohol withdrawal symptoms. Review in Finnish. Aikakauskirja Duodecim. 2011;127:1373-1377.

8.     Niemelä S. Pharmacological treatment of a dual diagnosis patient. Review in Finnish. Aikakauskirja  Duodecim. 2013;129:2071-2078.

9.     Niemelä S, Mikkonen A. How to recognize a prescription drug abuser? Review in Finnish. Suomen Lääkärilehti 2014;9:624-627.

10.  Penttilä M, Juola P, Seppälä J, Kaivosoja M, Raiskila T, Niemelä S, Jääskeläinen E. How to improve the prognosis of schizohprenia? Review in Finnish. Suomen Lääkärilehti.  2015;70:875-880.

11.  Saari K, Raiskila T, Moilanen K, Jääskeläinen E, Niemelä S. Treatment of psychosis in primary care. Review in Finnish. Suomen Lääkärilehti.  2015;70:867-873.

12.  Kosola S, Niemelä E, Niemelä S. Adolescent substance use: normal youth or emerging problems? Review. In press. Aikakauskirja Duodecim.


Textbooks and textbook chapters, domestic

1.     Niemelä S. Substance use problems in adolescence: prevention ja psychosocial interventios. 49-73. In: Research on substance use problems prevention and interventions. 217 pages. Edita 2009. In Finnish

2.     Niemelä S. Depression and substance use. Pp. 263-282 In: Depression. 416 pages. Duodecim, Helsinki, Finland, 2011. In Finnish.

3.     Niemelä S. Alcohol and developing nervous system – The curse of alcohol for adolescent brain. Pp. 10-15. In: Humans and alcohol. 239 pages. Prometheus kustannus Oy, Helsinki. 2012. In Finnish

4.     Niemelä S. Recognition and treatment of problematic alcohol use. Pp. 301-304. In: Student health. 331 pages. Duodecim, Helsinki, Finland, 2011. In Finnish

5.     Niemelä S. Contingency management. In: Drug dependence. Pp.  Duodecim, Helsinki, Finland, 2012. In Finnish

6.     Ylitalo S, Niemelä S. Community treatment for drug abusers. Pp. In: Drug dependence. Duodecim, Helsinki, Finland, 2012. In Finnish.

7.     Niemelä S. Adolescent alcohol use. Pp. 139-152. In: Alcohol dependence, 2nd edition. 272 pages. Duodecim, Helsinki, Finland, 2015 In Finnish.

8.     Niemelä S. Substance use disorders in adolescence. In: Therapia Fennica, 10th edition. Kandidaattikustannus 2015. In Finnish

9.     Niemelä S. Substance use and substance use disorders. Pp. 310-317. In: Child and adolescent psychiatry, 2nd edition Duodecim, Helsinki, Finland, 2017. In Finnish.


Other publications with no peer review process

1.     Niemelä S.  Treatment of alcohol delirium. Review in Finnish. Erikoislääkäri 2006;16:114-9.

2.     Niemelä S. Drug-free with vaccines? Editorial in Finnish. Aikakauskirja Duodecim 2008;124:2515-6.

3.     Niemelä S. Early recognition of substance use disorders is a challenfe to health care. Editorial in Finnish. Suomen Lääkärilehti 2012;67:395

4.     Niemelä S. Prescribing opioids is a skill. Editorial in Finnish. Suomen Lääkärilehti 2013;50-52:3296

5.     Niemelä S, Blanco-Sequieros S. Need for psychiatry increases when healthcare services intergrate. Editorial in Finnish. Aikakauskirja Duodecim. 2015;131:565-6

6.     Isohanni M, Niemelä S, Moilanen K, Penttilä M. Life-course treatment of psychosis. Editorial in Finnish. Suomen Lääkärilehti.  2015;70:871

7.     Mikkonen A, Niemelä S, Koivumäki V, Heinisuo AM, Salokangas RKR. Flexible maintenance treatment is an answer to increasing opioid abuse. Review in Finnish. Suomen Lääkärilehti. 2008;23: 2161-65

8.     Niemelä S. Treatment of alcohol dependence. Review in Finnish. Erikoislääkäri 2013;4:116-121.

9.     Niemelä S. Opioidantagonists in the treatment of alcohol dependence. Review in Finnish. Suomen Lääkärilehti 2014;23:1730-33

10.  Lintonen T, Niemelä S: Painkiller abuse is increasing. Research report in Finnish. Suomen Lääkärilehti 2015;70:376-377.

11.  Salomäki I, Mikkonen A, Nousiainen N, Niemelä S. Abuse of pregabalin and buprenorphin-naloxone has increased. A research report in Finnish. Suomen Lääkärilehti 2016;4:246-249.  

12.  Treatment of alcohol problems. National guidelines (Käypä hoito –suositus). Finnish Medical Society Duodecimin and Finnish Society of Addiction Medicine. Alho H, Aalto M, Autti-Rämö I, Eskola K, Holopainen A, Kaarne T, Komulainen Niemelä S, Niemelä O, Simojoki K, Sundqvist M, Vorma H. Helsinki, 4th November 2015 www.kaypahoito.fi

13.  Treatment of drug abuse. National guidelines (Käypä hoito –suositus). Finnish Medical Society Duodecim and Finnish Society of Addiction Medicine. Alho H, Aalto M, Castrén S, Hytinantti T, Kahila H, Komulainen J, Niemelä S, Simojoki K. Helsinki, 12th April 2018 www.kaypahoito.fi.

14.  Lintonen T, Niemelä S: Painkiller abuse is increasing. Research report in Finnish. Online publication. Potilaan Lääkärilehti Published 18th May 2015 http://www.potilaanlaakarilehti.fi/kommentit/kipulaakkeiden-vaarinkaytto-yleistyy

15.  Niemelä S. Pharmacological treatment of alcohol dependce. Published 17th December 2015. Online publication. https://www.paihdelinkki.fi/fi/tietopankki/tietoiskut/paihdeongelmien-hoito/alkoholiriippuvuuden-laakkeellinen-hoito

16.  Mäkelä R, Niemelä S: Treatment guidelines of drug dependence. Published 17th December 2015. www-document accessed 21st May 2017. https://www.paihdelinkki.fi/fi/tietopankki/tietoiskut/paihdeongelmien-hoito/huumeriippuvuuden-hoito

17.  Mäkelä R, Niemelä S: Psychosocial treatment of substance use problems. Published 17th December 2015. www-document accessed 21st May 2017. https://www.paihdelinkki.fi/fi/tietopankki/tietoiskut/paihdeongelmien-hoito/alkoholiriippuvuuden-psykososiaalinen-hoito

18.  Niemelä S. News for Specialists. In Finnish. Aikakauskirja Duodecim 2008-  

 



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