Marjukka Mäkelä

Marjukka Mäkelä

Professor, emeritus

Primary fields of research

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Research topics

  • Primary care
  • Evidence based medicine
  • Health technology assessment
  • Upper respiratory tract infections
  • Screening

Current research

  • Assessment of various health technologies that are clinically relevant and important from policy point of view
  • Implementation of clinical guidelines in health care
  • Effects of screening on populations: cost-effectiveness, ethical and social effects
  • Common respiratory tract infections


  • Postgraduate: Teaching in research methodology (diagnostic studies, systematic reviews and meta-analyses, health economics). Mentoring PhD students and other researchers
  • Medical students: Teaching about evidence based health care and guidelines, 12. semester.
    Other activities

Other activities

  • Research Professor, Finohta (Finnish Office for Health Technology Assessment) at THL (National institute for health and welfare) in Helsinki, Finland ( or
  • Director, the Finnish Branch of the Nordic Cochrane Centre (
  • Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care)
  • Member of the Steering Committee for EUnetHTA ( European projekt developing tools and methods for health technology assessment
  • Member of the Board, HTAi (Health Technology Assessment International)


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