Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Philosophy, University Helsinki, 1990. Docent in immunology, University Helsinki, 1996.
Visiting scientist Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel, 1991-1992. Postdoctoral fellow The Children's Hospital, University Helsinki, 1992-1996. Junior scientist Academy Finland, National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, 1996-1999, senior scientist, 1999—2001.
Professor pediatrics immunology Linköping University, Sweden, since 2001.
Member American Diabetes Association.
Married Hannu Juusola, 1983. Children: Aino, Matilda, Lydia.