Steering Group

Chair

Harri Siiskonen, Academic Rector, University of Eastern Finland

Vice Chair, Vesa Kataja, Chief Medical Director, Central Finland Health Care District

Other members

Jussi Pihlajamäki, Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Eastern Finland

Sari Rissanen, Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies

Esko Vanninen, Research Director, Kuopio University Hospital

Mari Antikainen, Head of Social and Health Services, City of Kuopio

Iija Den Herder, Service Manager, SiunSote

Tarja Kauppila, Director, Itä-Suomen sosiaalialan osaamiskeskus

Pekka Rissanen, Director of Assessment, National Institute for Health and Welfare

Marja Heikkilä, Director, Keski-Suomen sosiaalialan osaamiskeskus

Antti Mäkelä, Senior Social Worker, Etelä-Savon sosiaali- ja terveyspalvelujen kuntayhtymä

Professors in charge

Marja Vaarama
Professor, Department of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies, University of Eastern Finland

Janne Martikainen

Professor, School of Pharmacy
Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Eastern Finland