School of Pharmacy, University of Eastern Finland

Professor Janne Martikainen, Ph.D. is a health economist by training, and he leads a research group at the University of Eastern Finland (UEF) focusing on the data-driven health economics and outcomes research. Currently, his group is studying the health economic aspects of precision public health approaches in the prevention and treatment of type 2 diabetes.

He is also a Head of UEF House of Effectiveness, which is a multidisciplinary network promoting the value-based approaches in social and health care in Finland by facilitating an annual national meeting and providing education related to the topic of interest. In addition, he acts as a scientific advisor e.g. for the Centre of Expertise for Impact Investing at the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment of Finland. He has also experience about the commercialization of research transferring science into practice in the generation of real-world data and data-driven insight in health care.