Miia Kivipelto


Professor, Medicine
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miia.kivipelto@ki.se
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Miia Kivipelto_2016
Photo: Erik Cronberg

Miia Kivipelto is professor of Clinical Geriatric Epidemiology at Karolinska Institutet and a senior geriatrician at the Karolinska University Hospital.

Miia’s research focuses on prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of cognitive impairment, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Through epidemiological studies she has identified midlife vascular and lifestyle risk factors for later dementia/AD and aims to build on these observations to improve knowledge transfer and public awareness and to design intervention trials to mitigate these factors including lifestyle manipulations, such as exercise interventions.

Miia is principal investigator for the population-based study Cardiovascular Risk Factors, Aging and Dementia (CAIDE) and the Finnish Geriatric Intervention Study to Prevent Cognitive Impairment and Disability (FINGER)one of the first multi-domain intervention studies in the world aimed at preventing or postponing dementia. She is also part of a Europe’s first-ever European Dementia Prevention Initiative (EDPI). In addition she is involved in two population-based studies in Stockholm (Kungsholmen Project and SNACK) and is responsible for the clinical database (Gedoc) at the Memory Clinic, Karolinska University Hospital.

Miia leads a group of multidisciplinary researchers that includes 4 postdocs and 9 doctoral students. Her group has close connections with the University of Eastern Finland and the National Institute of Health and Welfare in Helsinki and this collaboration has led to the development of the Nordic Brain Network (NBN), which has increased the utilization and exchange of resources and information about aging. She is also involved in many international networks and scientific/steering committees.

As of September 2011 Miia’s scientific production has led to 120 articles in peer reviewed journals, seven book chapters and approximately 200 congress abstracts. The average number of citations per item is 25.14, h-index 23.

Miia has received several awards including: Junior Chamber International: Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World 2011; Academy of Finland Award for Social Impact 2009; The Association of European Psychiatrists and European Bristol-Myers Squibb Prevention Award in Psychiatry 2007 and Martti Hämäläinen’s Award for Young Researcher 2002.

Selected publications
Full list of publications. (as of June 8, 2016)
10 selected publications with short summary

Kivipelto M, Helkala EL, Laakso MP, Hänninen T, Hallikainen M, Alhainen K, Soininen H, Tuomilehto J, Nissinen A. Midlife vascular risk factors and Alzheimer’s disease in later life: longitudinal, population based study. BMJ 2001:322(7300):1447-51. (IF 17.4).

Rovio S, Kåreholt I, Helkala EL, Viitanen M, Winblad B, Tuomilehto J, Soininen H, Nissinen A, Kivipelto M. Leisure-time physical activity at midlife and the risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.  Lancet Neurol 2005:4(11):705-11. (IF 21.9).

Tolppanen AM, Solomon A, Kulmala J, Kåreholt I, Ngandu T, Rusanen M, Laatikainen T, Soininen H, Kivipelto M. Leisure-time physical activity from mid- to late life, body mass index, and risk of dementia. Alzheimers Dement. 2014 Apr 7. pii: S1552-5260(14)00034-X. (IF 12.4)

Anttila T, Helkala E-L, Viitanen M, Kåreholt I, Fratiglioni L, Winblad W, Soininen H, Tuomilehto J, Nissinen A, Kivipelto M. Alcohol drinking in middle age and subsequent risk of mild cognitive impairment and dementia in old age: a prospective population-based study. BMJ 2004;329:539-542 (IF 17.4).

Håkansson K, Rovio S, Helkala EL, Vilska AR, Winblad B, Soininen H, Nissinen A, Mohammed AH, Kivipelto M. Association between mid-life marital status and cognitive function in later life: population based cohort study.  BMJ 2009:339:b2462. (IF 17.4).

Kivipelto M, Ngandu T, Laatikainen T, Winblad B, Soininen H, Tuomilehto J. Risk score for the prediction of dementia risk in 20 years among middle aged people: a longitudinal, population-based study.  Lancet Neurol 2006:5(9):735-41. (IF 21.9).

Ahtiluoto S, Polvikoski T, Peltonen M, Solomon A, Tuomilehto J, Winblad B, Sulkava R, Kivipelto M. Diabetes, Alzheimer disease, and vascular dementia: a population-based neuropathologic study. Neurology 2010:75(13):1195-202. (IF 8.3).

Hooshmand B, Polvikoski T, Kivipelto M, Tanskanen M, Myllykangas L, Erkinjuntti T, Mäkelä M, Oinas M, Paetau A, Scheltens P, van Straaten EC, Sulkava R, Solomon A. Plasma homocysteine, Alzheimer and cerebrovascular pathology: a population-based autopsy study. Brain 2013:136(Pt 9):2707-16. (IF 9.2).

Mangialasche F, Solomon A, Mecocci P, Winblad B, Kivipelto M. Alzheimer’s disease: clinical trials and drug development. Lancet Neurology 2010;9:702-16. (IF 21.9).

Ngandu T, Lehtisalo J, Solomon A, Levälahti E, Ahtiluoto S, Antikainen R, Bäckman L, Hänninen T, Jula A, Laatikainen T, Lindström J, Mangialasche F, Paajanen T, Pajala S, Peltonen M, Rauramaa R, Stigsdotter-Neely A, Strandberg T, Tuomilehto J, Soininen H, Kivipelto M. A 2 year multidomain intervention of diet, exercise, cognitive training, and vascular risk monitoring versus control to prevent cognitive decline in at-risk elderly people (FINGER): Lancet 2015:385(9984):2255-63. (IF 45.2).

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