Professor, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Iceland
Thor Aspelund is a professor of biostatistics in the Centre of Public Health Sciences at the University of Iceland. He is a researcher and biostatistician at the Icelandic Heart Association. He leads the modeling team at the University of Iceland to evaluate and predict the development of COVID-19 in Iceland, and is a member of the research team behind the COVID-19 National Resilience Cohort, a study conducted by the University of Iceland, the Directorate of Health and the Chief Epidemiologist, with the aim of increasing knowledge about the epidemic’s effects on the well-being and lifestyle of Icelanders. He has been involved in risk modeling for Iceland such as coronary and cardiovascular risk. atrial fibrillation, risk of fracture, and risk of diabetic retinopathy. Thor graduated with a PhD in statistics from the Statistics and Actuarial Science Department at the University of Iowa in 2002.