Jouni J. K. Jaakkola, MD, DSc, PhD is the Professor of Public Health at the University of Oulu and Research Professor at Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI), and the Director of the Center for Environmental and Respiratory Health Research (CERH) at the University of Oulu. He has broad long-term interests in global health. From the early 1990’s he has pursued an international academic career working in Norway, Russia, the US, Sweden, and the UK. In 2008 he established the Center for Environmental and Respiratory Health Research (CERH) at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Oulu, Finland. In 2014 CERH was designated as a WHO Collaborating Centre in Global Change, Environment and Public Health. Jouni Jaakkola’s professional mission is to conduct research on topics that help to solve emerging global public health problems. He has published over 280 peer-reviewed scientific articles with an h-index of 68 (Scopus).