Pia Mäkelä

Official titleResearch Professor, PhD, Adjunct Professor
Tel. +358 29 524 7159
E-mail: [email protected]


  • Alcohol use, drinking habits, drinking culture
  • Consequences of alcohol use in Finland
  • Alcohol policy

Primary duties

  • Drinking Habit Survey
  • Monitoring and studying of alcohol use, its consequences and alcohol policy in Finland 
  • Communication related to alcohol-related research


  • 2005, Adjunct Professor of Sociology, University of Helsinki
  • 1999, D.Soc.Sc., Sociology/Demography, University of Helsinki
  • 1994, M.Soc.Sc., Sociology/Demography, University of Helsinki

Professional background

  • Research Professor, THL 2017–
  • Senior Researcher, THL (previously STAKES), 1999–2017
  • Head of Unit, THL, 2012–2016
  • Ph.D. Student 1994–1999, University of Helsinki

Professional memberships

  • Senior Editor of the journal Addiction
  • Member of the Board of the Finnish Foundation for Alcohol Studies
  • Co-ordinating committee of the Kettil Bruun Society for Social and Epidemiological Research on Alcohol

Publications and research

Full list of publications (pdf 354 kt)


Mäkelä P. Alkoholiin liittyvät kuolemat. Yleisyys ja yhteys sukupuoleen ja sosioekonomiseen asemaan [Alcohol-related deaths. Incidence and connection to sex and socioeconomic status]. Stakes, Research Reports 105, Helsinki 1999.

More information online

Twitter: @pia_makela