Essi Sarkkinen has worked for Medfiles since 2014, and from October 2019, she has led the Medfiles clinical research services. Prior to that, Essi led the Medfiles Food & Nutrition team. Before Medfiles, Essi has worked with the food and pharmaceutical industry in various positions. All in all, she has over 30 years of experience in research and development as well as in clinical research. Essi’s speciality is food and nutrition research, but she has also worked in clinical research for the pharmaceutical industry from the beginning of the 2000s. In addition, she has over 20 years of experience in food regulatory affairs and various regulatory processes. Essi has a PhD in clinical nutrition and has been qualified with the title of docent at the University of Eastern Finland. Before joining Medfiles, she has worked at length both for the academia as well as for various CRO businesses in a wide range of duties, from scientific research to leadership and management.