Dr. Casanova is an associate professor in the Department of Biostatistics and Data Science at Wake Forest University School of Medicine.
His main area of research is the application of machine learning and artificial intelligence methods to the analyses of high-dimensional data. Examples of domains of applications related to his research are brain disease and aging, diabetes, women’s health, neuroimaging, omics, biomarker development, disease early risk assessment, combination of data from different sources, predictive modeling and accelerometry, among others.
He is also active in research focusing on addiction and substance abuse, behavioral and systems neurobiology, development and plasticity, molecular neurobiology, neurological disease and aging, neuropharmacology and sensory neurobiology.
Dr. Casanova has been involved in multiple NIH-funded projects and is an associate editor for the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience. He is a reviewer for multiple international journals.
He holds memberships in the Alzheimer's Association and the Gerontology Society of America.
In addition to his role in the Department of Biostatistics and Data Science, he is also affiliated with the Sticht Center for Healthy Aging and Alzheimer’s Prevention, Women in Science and Medicine, the Center for Addiction Research and the Center on Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism.
Dr. Casanova received his Doctor of Philosophy at Aveiro University in Portugal.