Health From Data

Liisa Ukkola-Vuoti


Liisa Ukkola-Vuoti,


Scientific Advisor


Welcome to the Health from Data -blog! I write about current topics related to real-world data / real-world evidence and the many possibilities of utilizing this research data, from a practical point-of-view. Furthermore, I explore the Finnish RWE research landscape which has undergone changes in the past years due to new legislative developments. I have over ten years of experience of working as a scientific advisor and research scientist. I hold a PhD in medical genetics, and I find the therapeutic areas related to neurology and psychiatry particularly interesting.

RWE provides information for many needs

Real-world evidence (RWE) studies are usually started with a specific use for results in mind. However, the amount and significance of the evidence generated in the RWE studies become clearer during t...

World of methodologies |  Virtual control arms provide more data for decision making

Recently, there has been a lot of discussion on virtual control arms. In this blog post Data Scientist and virtual control arm specialist Johanna Vikkula explains how virtual control arm can be formed...

What happens to a patient in real life is visible through Real-World Evidence

The real-world evidence (RWE) study makes visible what happens to a group of patients in real life, as the leap it takes away from the patient's bed gives a broader perspective on what's happening. Wi...

What is Health From Data?

This March marks the start of my new blog - Health From Data. Here I blog about topics related to RWE-research, including trends, sources, and uses of real-world evidence. I aim to write in a way that...