Drug screening to identify factors influencing disease risk
Dr. Riise has a background in mathematics/statistics and works as a professor in epidemiology at the University of Bergen, Norway. His research has been related to epidemiological studies of neurological diseases including Parkinson’s disease and Multiple Sclerosis. The focus has been to identify environmental factors that, by their own or in combinations, significantly change the disease risk.
Dr. Riise has an extensive collaboration with researchers at Harvard University, where he was a visiting professor in 2008/09. He is also currently a core Investigator of the Center for Parkinson Precision Neurology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard University. Riise has also been a visiting professor at the Universities of Ferrara (2000/01) and Bologna (2014/15), Italy. Riise’s international collaborators are key researchers in this NeuroSysMed project.