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NAME:  Solja Niemelä (born 1970)

CURRENT POSITION: Professor of Psychiatry (stand-in) at the University of Oulu, physician-in-chief at the Department of Psychiatry at the Lappi Hospital Distric, Rovaniemi, Finland.

LOCATION:  Rovaniemi, FInland

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

INTERESTS:  addiction psychiatry, prenatal smoking and alcohol exposure and psychiatric outcomes, adolescent substance use, epidemiology


PhD THESIS: Defended in 23rd May 2008, Department of Child Psychiatry, University of Turku. Opponent: Professor Jouko Lönnqvist, Helsinki

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.

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

  1. Pöyhönen 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. (IF 2.061).
  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. (IF 4.080)
  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. (IF 4.767).
  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. (IF 1.944)
  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. (IF 3.656)
  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. (IF 4.473)
  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;46:1148-61. (IF 4.655)
  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;47:317-27. (IF 4.845).
  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. (IF 1.959)
  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;39:301-11. (IF 5.012)
  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. (IF 2.052)
  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;50:343-51. (IF 4.983)
  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. (IF 0.992)
  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;48:254-61. (IF 4.983)
  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. (IF 12.257)
  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. (IF 12.257)
  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;99:1425-8. (IF 2.073)
  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;19:823-33 (IF 2.821)
  20. Niemelä S, Sillanmäki L, Sourander A. Psychosocial risk factors for cigarette smoking among 18-year-old males. A nationwide study. Psychiatria Fennica 2010.  
  21. 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;36:256-60. (IF 2.522)
  22. 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 (IF 2.821)
  23. 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;46:903-14. (IF 2.696)
  24. 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;41:1090-6.(IF 3.341)
  25. Niemi-Mustonen P, Patja K, Rautava P, Aromaa M, Niemelä S, Sillanpää M. Vanhempien tupakointikäyttäytyminen – Seurantatutkimus perheen esikoislapsen raskausajasta 15 ikävuoteen. Suomen Lääkärilehti 2010;65:3135-3139.
  26. 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;50:406-15 (IF 6.444)
  27. 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;91:1319-25 (IF 1.771)
  28. 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;21:665-71 (IF 2.821)
  29. Joutsa J, Saunavaara J, Parkkola R, Niemelä S, Kaasinen V. Extensive abnormality of brain white matter integrity in pathological gambling. Psychiatry  Res. 2011;194:340-6. (IF 2.768)
  30. 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;27:778-82 (IF 4.505)
  31. 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;60:1992-9 (IF 6.608)
  32. 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;4:507-15
  33. Joutsa J, Voon V, Johansson J, Niemelä S, Bergman J, Kaasinen V.  Dopaminergic function and intertemporal choice. Submitted


Additionaly, several text book chapters and review articles in Finnish. 

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Updated in October 2014



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