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Suvi Virtanen

Suvi Virtanen is a postdoctoral researcher with the PriSUD project, and she works at the Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden.


Suvi is a licensed clinical psychologist. She obtained her PhD in Psychology from the University of Helsinki in 2021. In her doctoral dissertation, she investigated the comorbidity of substance misuse with anxiety and depressive disorders using Swedish register data and longitudinal twin cohort data.


Her current research interests include causes and consequences of externalizing psychopathology across the lifespan; psychopathology characterized by compulsivity (such as addictions and OCD), and applied research (pharmacoepidemiological studies, effectiveness studies, etc.).

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