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NorPEN is a network of researchers with the purpose of facilitating research within the field of pharmacoepidemiology in the Nordic countries.

June 27, 2022

Executive Committee NorPEN

The executive committee includes representatives (one regular and one substitute) from participating research groups in each Nordic country, the national register holders, the national societies and PhD students. A representative from the upcoming meeting organizers is an adjunct member.

On behalf of research groups


  • Denmark
    • Lotte Rasmussen, MSc (pharm), University of Southern Denmark
    • Maurizio Sessa, PhD, University of Copenhagen

  • Finland
    • Jari Haukka, PhD, senior lecturer, University of Helsinki
    • Sirpa Hartikainen, MD, PhD, Professor, University of Eastern Finland

  • Iceland
    • Larus Stein■ˇr Gu­mundsson, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Iceland

  • Norway
    • Hedvig Nordeng, PhD, Professor, University of Norway
    • ěystein Karlstad, PhD, Researcher, Norwegian Institute of Public Health

  • Sweden
    • Bj÷rn Pasternak, MD, PhD, Senior Researcher, Karolinska Institutet
    • Carolyn Cesta PhD, postdoctoral researcher, Karolinska Institutet

On behalf of pharmacoepidemiological societies

  • Miia Artama, PhD, Professor (tenure) University of Tampere (co-chair)
  • Lina Steinrud M°rch MSc, PhD, Group Leader, Cancer Surveillance and Pharmacoepidemiology - Danish Cancer Society Research Center

On behalf of registry holders

  • Leena Saastamoinen, PhD, Research Manager, The Social Insurance Institution, Kela (chair)
  • Maarit Leinonen, MD, PhD, Project Manager, Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare

On behalf of the PhD students

  • Arto Puranen, MSc, University of Eastern Finland
  • Anne Paakinaho, MSc, University of Eastern Finland

Executive Committee meetings