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Liina-Kaisa Tynkkynen

Senior Research Fellow

About me

I am Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in health and social policy. My research interests include health system reforms, health care policy, private services and integrated care. I am also Docent in social and public policy at University of Jyväskylä. My research interest include health systems, health policy and health system reforms. 

Fields of expertise

Health systems

Health care in Finland

Health care reforms

Private health and social services

Integrated care

COVID-19 and health system response

Main positions of trust

I am a member of the editorial board on Research publications of The Social Insurance Institution of Finland (Kela) and a member of the Finnish Publication Forum evaluation panel 14 (health sciences and other medical sciences).

Research fields

Health policy

Health services research

Research career

I got my PhD in health and social policy in 2013 at the University of Tampere. Before starting in tenure-track I have worked in various teaching and research posts at the University of Tampere, as a senior researcher at THL (Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare) and as a researcher at the University of Oslo. I have also been a visiting researcher at the London School of Economics and Political Science. I am also a country expert for European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies.

Selected publications

My up-to-date list of publications can be found in Google Scholar 

Selected publications:

Keskimäki I, Tynkkynen L-K, Reissel E, Koivusalo M, Vuorenkoski L, Rechel B, Karanikolos M. 2019. Finland: Health System Review. Health Systems in Transition. European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies. 

Heinonen N, Tynkkynen L-K, Keskimäki I. 2019. The transposition of the Patients’ Rights Directive in Finland – difficulties encountered. Health Policy 123(6): 526-531.

Jolanki O, Tynkkynen L-K. 2018. Patient choice from the perspective of primary health care nurses in Finland. Health Policy 122(9): 957-962.

Tynkkynen L-K, Alexandersen N, Kaarboe O, Anell A, Lehto J, Vrangabaek K. 2018. Development of voluntary private health insurance in Nordic countries – An exploratory study on country-specific contextual factors. Health Policy 122(5):485-492. 

Tynkkynen L-K, Vrangbaek K. 2018. Comparing public and private providers: a scoping review of hospital services in Europe. BMC Health Services Research 18:141.