Professor Trond Riise has a background in mathematics/statistics and works as a professor of epidemiology at the University of Bergen, Norway. Dr. Riise has produced 178 articles in peer-reviewed journals with an H-index of 40 in the field of epidemiological studies of neurological diseases and occupational medicine. He has been the PI of several large epidemiological studies on multiple sclerosis including one multinational case-control study including six countries.
He has an extensive collaboration with researchers at Harvard University (Professors Alberto Ascherio and Clemens Scherzer, among others) where he was a visiting scholar in 2008/09. Dr. Riise’s epidemiological studies of Parkinson’s disease include studies of the distribution of the disease in the general population and the use of the Norwegian prescription database showing the possible role of uric acid and beta-2 agonists.