Principal Investigators of the SleepWell program
Principal Investigators and Associated Clinical Researchers
Professor of Psychiatry, University of Helsinki and Research Professor, National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL). Leader of the research group "Sleep and Health" at UH and THL.
Our research is focused on understanding mechanisms behind interindividual variability in susceptibility to immediate and late effects of environmental stress and sleep insufficiency. www.helsinki.fi/sleep-and-health
PhD, Associate Professor in Neurogenomics, Department of Biosciences.
We investigate gene-environment interactions in psychosocial stress-induced anxiety, with special interest in finding factors that confer resilience to stress-induced anxiety.
MD, PhD, Professor of Pain Medicine, University of Helsinki.
We investigate the role of sleep in the triad of chronic pain, anxiety, and depression with focus on how different interventions may mediate their effects on pain, quality of life, and function through improved sleep.
Docent, Leader of BA and MA programs of psychology
The focus is on psychosocial treatments of sleep regulation problems in youth and on the individual variation in plasticity-related sleep microstructures.
Adjunct professor, Leader of the research group “Sleep Team Helsinki”, Department of Physiology, Medicum.
Our group studies the basic mechanisms of sleep and insufficient sleep mostly using animal models. We are particularly interested in the role of sleep in brain plasticity mechanisms and inflammatory reactions.
VTT, Dos. Professor of Psychology, University of Helsinki / Research Professor, THL.
The focus will be on analysing the effects of psychosocial stress on sleep problems and health outcomes across the life course.
Docent, University of Helsinki.
The focus is to understand the role and interconnections of neuronal plasticity, sleep and circadian rhythms in the mechanisms of action of biological treatments of depression (prescription antidepressants, ketamine, ECT).
Professor of adolescent psychiatry, University of Helsinki.
The focus will be on studying the effects of sleep problems in youthful depressive and related disorders and their outcome.
- Hanna Harno
- Klaus Ranta
- Katinka Tuisku
- Anna-Sofia Urrila
MD, PhD, neurologist, subspeciality in pain medicine.
The focus will be to study treatment responses and neuromodulatory mechanisms to rTMS interventions in mild traumatic brain injury patients with headache and sleep problems, headache and other pain patients, especially by brain imaging and monitoring sleep microstructure changes.