Thomas Frisell

Thomas Frisell

Principal Researcher | Docent
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Postal address: K2 Medicin, Solna, K2 KEP Askling Frisell, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • Specialized in the methodological aspects of clinical epidemiology, I have a
    passion for teaching and for making cutting edge methodologies known and used
    by the research community. The overarching aim of my work is to,
    using epidemiological studies, provide information that will help patients
    and caregivers better understand chronic disease and disease course, and to
    make informed choices about therapeutic options.

    My research interests include study design, biostatistical methods, and how
    to make the most of registers and other secondary data sources for
    pharmacoepidemiological studies. During 2020 to 2022 I worked part time at
    the National Board of Health and Welfare on issues concerning data quality in
    the national healthcare and social service registries. Starting in March
    2023, I am working on issues linked to using healthcare data for research
    through the Clinicum initiative - organized methods support for clinical and
    translational research funded by KI and Region Stockholm.


  • As part of Johan Askling's research group on chronic inflammatory disease
    epidemiology, my team's work can broadly be divided in
    pharmacoepidemiological projects on treatments for rheumatic diseases and
    multiple sclerosis, and etiological studies with a focus on the familial
    aggregation of chronic inflammatory joint diseases. My research is funded by
    research grants from US-based Patient Centered Outcomes Institute (PCORI),
    the Swedish Research Council, patient organizations in Neurology and
    Rheumatology, and the MS Research Foundation (MS-forskningsfonden). My work
    in the Anti-Rheumatic Therapies In Sweden (ARTIS) project has been
    funded by post-authorization safety studies contracted between the Kaorlinska
    Institutet and several pharmaceutical companies.


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  • Principal Researcher, Department of Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, 2022-

Degrees and Education

  • Docent, Karolinska Institutet, 2017
  • Degree Of Doctor Of Philosophy, Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, 2012

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