Three young investigators (early career researchers) share their experiences of working with the Osteoarthritis Initiative Data.
Michelle Yao, PhD, is a post-doctoral research fellow in the Musculoskeletal Research Group at Hebrew Senior Life, an affiliate hospital of Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA, USA and is a member of the OARSI Young Investigator Committee. Her research focuses on identifying genetic contributions to OA and the role of bone metabolism in OA pathogenesis.
Jeffrey Driban, PhD, ATC, CSCS, is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Rheumatology at Tufts University School of Medicine and a member of the Special and Scientific Staff at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, MA, USA. The goal of his research is to explore novel biochemical and imaging markers to gain a better understanding of osteoarthritis and potential disease subsets. Find out more on twitter at @jbdriban or at sportsmedres.org where you can find a link to his sports medicine podcast!
Chuck Ratzlaff, PhD, PT, FCAMT, was most recently an assistant professor at Arizona University College of Medicine in Tucson AZ, USA and now leads a multidisciplinary musculoskeletal clinic in his hometown of Vancouver, BC, Canada. His research interests include physical activity and joint health, quantitative assessment of MRI for clinical trials outcomes; and primary and secondary prevention of knee and hip OA.
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