The purpose of the Centre for Population Health Research (POPC) is to advance multidisciplinary health research focusing on different phases of the life cycle and to develop new modelling methods with the help of which national registers and clinical population research data could be utilised for predicting and promoting population health, well-being, and ability to function. Health in adulthood is affected by lifetime events, such as the conditions during the fetal period and childhood environment. Also the lifestyles of earlier generations and environmental predisposing factors may affect an individual’s health. With the help of intergenerational lifespan studies, it is possible to produce information that can be utilised in assessing individuals’ health risks and planning preventive measures.
The research centre is funded by Turku University Foundation and Academy of Finland (profiling funding).