S. (Ina) Casteleijn

S. (Ina) Casteleijn

Assistant Professor
S. (Ina) Casteleijn
  • Department of Epidemiology



Ina Rissanen is an assistant professor in the field of Epidemiology of Cerebrovascular Disease and Brain Health at Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care. Her special interest is the life course of cerebrovascular disease.

Ina Rissanen graduated as medical doctor in 2014 and received her PhD in Psychiatric Epidemiology in 2015 from the University of Oulu, Finland. Her PhD thesis, that was partly done during her one-year research visit at University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, was selected as best thesis in the field of psychiatry in Finland in 2015. She has accomplished special clinical training in general practice in 2017 and is currently specializing to neurosurgery in University of Oulu. In 2019, she graduated as Master of Health Economics, Policy and Law from Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands. She has also accomplished Healthcare Leadership training in University of Oulu in 2020.

As an assistant professor at UMC Utrecht, Ina Rissanen is involved in several projects studying cerebrovascular disease and brain health. Her supervisor is associate professor Mirjam I. Geerlings. Ina Rissanen is also running her own research theme 'Life Course of Stroke' at Center for Life Course Health Research in University of Oulu, Finland. She uses several large longitudinal cohorts, such as Northern Finland Birth Cohort 1966 and SMART-MR Study, in her research.

Fellowship and Awards

PhD Thesis awarded as the best dissertation in the field of psychiatry in Finland 2015

Research Output (4)

Psychosocial factors and cancer incidence (PSY-CA):Protocol for individual participant data meta-analyses

van Tuijl Lonneke A., Voogd Adri C., de Graeff Alexander, Hoogendoorn Adriaan W., Ranchor Adelita V., Pan Kuan Yu, Basten Maartje, Lamers Femke, Geerlings Mirjam I., Abell Jessica G., Awadalla Philip, Bakker Marije F., Beekman Aartjan T.F., Bjerkeset Ottar, Boyd Andy, Cui Yunsong, Galenkamp Henrike, Garssen Bert, Hellingman Sean, Huisman Martijn, Huss Anke, Keats Melanie R., Kok Almar A.L., Luik Annemarie I., Noisel Nolwenn, Onland-Moret N. Charlotte, Payette Yves, Penninx Brenda W.J.H., Portengen Lützen, Rissanen Ina, Roest Annelieke M., Rosmalen Judith G.M., Ruiter Rikje, Schoevers Robert A., Soave David M., Spaan Mandy, Steptoe Andrew, Stronks Karien, Sund Erik R., Sweeney Ellen, Teyhan Alison, Vaartjes Ilonca, van der Willik Kimberly D., van Leeuwen Flora E., van Petersen Rutger, Verschuren W. M.Monique, Visseren Frank, Vermeulen Roel, Dekker Joost 2 Sep 2021, In: Brain and Behavior. 11 , p. 1-13

Biomarkers of Alzheimer's Disease and Cerebrovascular Lesions and Clinical Progression in Patients with Subjective Cognitive Decline:A Systematic Review

Scarth Morgan, Rissanen Ina, Scholten Rob J P M, Geerlings Mirjam I 13 Aug 2021, In: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease. 83 , p. 1089-1111 23 p.

Association of Ischemic Imaging Phenotype With Progression of Brain Atrophy and Cerebrovascular Lesions on MRI:The SMART-MR Study

Rissanen Ina, Lucci Carlo, Ghaznawi Rashid, Hendrikse Jeroen, Kappelle L. Jaap, Geerlings Mirjam I., , van der Kaaij NP, Asselbergs Folkert 21 Jul 2021, In: Neurology. 97 , p. e1063-e1074

Cortical cerebral microinfarcts on 7T MRI:Risk factors, neuroimaging correlates and cognitive functioning - The Medea-7T study

Zwartbol Maarten Ht, Rissanen Ina, Ghaznawi Rashid, de Bresser Jeroen, Kuijf Hugo J, Blom Kim, Witkamp Theo D, Koek Huiberdina L, Biessels Geert Jan, Hendrikse Jeroen, Geerlings Mirjam I 2021, In: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism. 41 , p. 3127-3138 12 p.

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