Eero Pukkala

Director for Research

Finnish Cancer Registry - Institute for Statistical and Epidemiological Cancer Research

Professor in Epidemiology

School of Health Sciences, University of Tampere

Eero Pukkala is author of about 600 peer-reviewed epidemiological publications, including studies on cancer and other health outcomes related to occupational hazards; physical and social environment, and life habits; biological risk factors of cancer; familial clustering of cancer; evaluations of the effects of screenings and other interventions; studies on factors affecting survival of cancer patients; cancer predictions; cancer atlases; and publications on register and biobank data quality, data protection, and privacy issues.

Eero is leader of the study network “Nordic Occupational Cancer (NOCCA)” with a focus on broad selection of work-related hazards, and study series with specific studies such as “North-European Studies on Cancer among Airline Personnel (NoESCAPE)”; team leader of the Familial Cancer Epidemiology Group of the Finnish Centre of Excellence in Cancer Genetics Research (CoECG); and many others. He is the chairman of the Expert Working Group for Cancer of the National Institute for Health and Welfare, Health 2000 and 2011 Survey; coordinator or national principal investigator in tens of international research projects; and method developer for projects on mapping of cancer-related phenomena in all North-European countries and selected other regions in Europe, America and Asia.

He is chairman of the Finnish Epidemiological Society and European representative in the Executive Board of the International Association of the Cancer Registries.

Eero has been course leader or main teacher of international educational programmes organised, e.g., by the Internationational Agency for Cancer Research (IARC); International and Nordic Associations of Cancer Registries; Nordic School for Public Health; and Nordic Institute for Advanced Training in Occupational Health (NIVA). He has been frequently seen as an invited speaker in major international congresses on cancer or epidemiology.