Tuhina Neogi, MD, PhD
Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Medicine
Clinical Epi Research & Training Section

MD, University of Toronto
PhD, Boston University School of Public Health



I am a rheumatologist and epidemiologist whose research has focused primarily on risk factors for knee osteoarthritis and gout, and more recently on pain mechanisms in knee osteoarthritis, as well as methodologic issues of relevance for rheumatic diseases. I have had continuous peer-reviewed foundation and NIH funding since 2003, and have over 150 peer-reviewed publications to date. I am the most recent past chair of the FDA Arthritis Advisory Committee, serve on the boards two international societies: Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI) and Gout, Hyperuricemia, and Crystal-Associated Diseases Network (G-CAN), and on committees for the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) and International Association for the Study Pain (IASP), among others. My work has been recognized with the prestigious 2014 ACR Henry Kunkel Young Investigator Award for outstanding and promising independent contributions to rheumatology research (awarded to no more than one clinical researcher and/or one basic science researcher each year). I have also engaged in developing new classification criteria for a number of rheumatic diseases. In addition to research, clinical work, and teaching, one of my key roles is to mentor trainees and junior faculty in musculoskeletal disease-related research. To that end, I was awarded the 2016 Robert Dawson Evans Research Mentoring Award. I am also leading the new CTSI Research Career Support Program initiative, which aims to support early career researchers to successfully transition to independent funding.

Expertise includes:
- Osteoarthritis: epidemiology; risk factors; mechanisms of osteoarthritis-related pain; the role of bone in the pathophysiology of osteoarthritis
- Gout: epidemiology; risk factors and triggers for gout attacks; management of gout
- Classification criteria and outcome measures in rheumatic diseases.
- Novel methodology to address challenging epidemiologic issues

Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Department of Epidemiology


Attending Physician
Boston Medical Center
Department of Medicine
Rheumatology (Arthritis) Section


2016 Boston University School of Medicine: Robert Dawson Evans Research Mentoring Award
2014 American College of Rheumatology: Henry Kunkel Young Investigator
2011 Osteoarthritis Research Society International: Young Investigator Award
2009 Delta Omega Honor Society
2009 Arthritis Foundation: J.V. Satterfield Research Award
2009 Boston University School of Medicine: Robert Dawson Evans Junior Faculty Merit Award
1998 Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society


Central Pain Mechanisms, Pain Intensity and Drug Response in Rheumatoid Arthritis
07/01/2016 - 06/30/2018 (PI)
The Brigham and Women's Hospital, Inc. NIH NIAMS
4R01AR064850-04

The Role of Urate in Knee Osteoarthritis-Related Inflammation, Pathology and Pain
02/01/2017 - 12/31/2017 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Arthritis & Musculoskeletal & Skin Diseases
1K24AR070892-01

Central Sensitization in Post-Knee Replacement Pain and Relation to OA Pathology
09/01/2016 - 08/31/2017 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Arthritis & Musculoskeletal & Skin Diseases
4R01AR062506-05

Central Pain Mechanisms, Pain Intensity and Drug Response in Rheumatoid Arthritis
07/01/2013 - 06/30/2017 (PI)
The Brigham and Women's Hospital, Inc. NIH NIAMS
5R01AR064850-03

Bisphosphate Effects in Knee Osteoarthritis
05/01/2014 - 04/30/2017 (PI)
Arthritis Foundation

Aromatase inhibitor-associated arthralgias: Characterization of the effect of estrogen depletion on pain
11/01/2015 - 01/31/2017 (PI)
Rheumatology Research Foundation

Central Sensitization in Post-knee replacement pain and relation to OA pathology
09/14/2012 - 08/31/2016 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Arthritis & Musculoskeletal & Skin Diseases
5R01AR062506-04

NIAMS Multidisciplinary Clinical Research Center
08/01/2012 - 07/31/2016 (SP Co-PI of Sub-Project / SP)
PI: David T. Felson, MD, MPH
NIH/National Institute of Arthritis & Musculoskeletal & Skin Diseases
5P60AR047785-14

Do Omega-3 Fatty Acids Reduce Risk of Recurrent Gout Attacks?
10/01/2014 - 01/31/2016 (PI)
Rheumatology Research Foundation

Understanding Mortality in Knee Osteoarthritis
07/01/2012 - 06/30/2014 (Co-PI)
PI: Devyani Misra, MBBS
Arthritis Foundation

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Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2017 The Role of Urate in Knee Osteoarthritis-Related Inflammation, Pathology and Pain 1K24AR070892-01
2016 Central Sensitization in Post-Knee Replacement Pain and Relation to OA Pathology 4R01AR062506-05 17
2016 Central sensitization in post-knee replacement pain and relation to OA pathology 4P60AR047785-15-6150 308
2015 Central Sensitization in Post-Knee Replacement Pain and Relation to OA Pathology 5R01AR062506-04 17
2015 Central sensitization in post-knee replacement pain and relation to OA pathology 5P60AR047785-14-6150 308
2014 Central Sensitization in Post-Knee Replacement Pain and Relation to OA Pathology 5R01AR062506-03 17
2014 Central sensitization in post-knee replacement pain and relation to OA pathology 5P60AR047785-13-6150 308
2013 Central Sensitization in Post-Knee Replacement Pain and Relation to OA Pathology 5R01AR062506-02 17
2013 Central sensitization in post-knee replacement pain and relation to OA pathology 5P60AR047785-12-6150 308
2012 Central Sensitization in Post-Knee Replacement Pain and Relation to OA Pathology 1R01AR062506-01A1 17
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  1. FitzGerald JD, Neogi T, Choi HK. Editorial: Do Not Let Gout Apathy Lead to Gouty Arthropathy. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2017 Mar; 69(3):479-482. PMID: 28002890; DOI: 10.1002/art.40031;.
  2. Carlesso LC, Niu J, Segal NA, Frey-Law LA, Lewis CE, Nevitt MC, Neogi T. The Effect of Widespread Pain on Knee Pain Worsening, Incident Knee Osteoarthritis (OA), and Incident Knee Pain: The Multicenter OA (MOST) Study. J Rheumatol. 2017 Mar 01.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28250143; DOI: 10.3899/jrheum.160853;.
  3. Ogdie A, Taylor WJ, Neogi T, Fransen J, Jansen TL, Schumacher HR, Louthrenoo W, Vazquez-Mellado J, Eliseev M, McCarthy G, Stamp LK, Perez-Ruiz F, Sivera F, Ea HK, Gerritsen M, Cagnotto G, Cavagna L, Lin C, Chou YY, Tausche AK, Lima Gomes Ochtrop M, Janssen M, Chen JH, Slot O, Lazovskis J, White D, Cimmino MA, Uhlig T, Dalbeth N. Performance of Ultrasound in the Diagnosis of Gout in a Multicenter Study: Comparison With Monosodium Urate Monohydrate Crystal Analysis as the Gold Standard. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2017 Feb; 69(2):429-438. PMID: 27748084; DOI: 10.1002/art.39959;.
  4. Felson DT, Niu J, Quinn EK, Neogi T, Lewis C, Lewis CE, Frey Law L, McCulloch C, Nevitt M, LaValley M. Multiple Nonspecific Sites of Joint Pain Outside the Knees Develop in Persons With Knee Pain. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2017 Feb; 69(2):335-342.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27589036; DOI: 10.1002/art.39848;.
  5. White DK, Neogi T, Zhang Y, Niu J, Katz PP. Association of Slow Gait Speed With Trajectories of Worsening Depressive Symptoms in Knee Osteoarthritis: An Observational Study. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2017 Feb; 69(2):209-215. PMID: 27158972; DOI: 10.1002/acr.22928;.
  6. Li L, Neogi T, Jick S. Giant cell arteritis and vascular disease-risk factors and outcomes: a cohort study using UK Clinical Practice Research Datalink. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2017 Jan 11.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28077689; DOI: 10.1093/rheumatology/kew482;.
  7. Neogi T, Mikuls TR. To Treat or Not to Treat (to Target) in Gout. Ann Intern Med. 2017 Jan 03; 166(1):71-72. PMID: 27802507; DOI: 10.7326/M16-2401;.
  8. Yazdany J, Robbins M, Schmajuk G, Desai S, Lacaille D, Neogi T, Singh JA, Genovese M, Myslinski R, Fisk N, Francisco M, Newman E. Development of the American College of Rheumatology''s Rheumatoid Arthritis Electronic Clinical Quality Measures. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2016 Nov; 68(11):1579-1590. PMID: 27564778; DOI: 10.1002/acr.22984;.
  9. Kapetanovic MC, Hameed M, Turkiewicz A, Neogi T, Saxne T, Jacobsson L, Englund M. Prevalence and incidence of gout in southern Sweden from the socioeconomic perspective. RMD Open. 2016; 2(2):e000326.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27933209.
  10. Dalbeth N, Schumacher HR, Fransen J, Neogi T, Jansen TL, Brown M, Louthrenoo W, Vazquez-Mellado J, Eliseev M, McCarthy G, Stamp LK, Perez-Ruiz F, Sivera F, Ea HK, Gerritsen M, Scire CA, Cavagna L, Lin C, Chou YY, Tausche AK, da Rocha Castelar-Pinheiro G, Janssen M, Chen JH, Cimmino MA, Uhlig T, Taylor WJ. Survey Definitions of Gout for Epidemiologic Studies: Comparison With Crystal Identification as the Gold Standard. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2016 Dec; 68(12):1894-1898. PMID: 27014846; DOI: 10.1002/acr.22896;.
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This graph shows the total number of publications by year, by first, middle/unknown, or last author.

Bar chart showing 159 publications over 16 distinct years, with a maximum of 24 publications in 2016

YearPublications
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201218
201317
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201624
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In addition to these self-described keywords below, a list of MeSH based concepts is available here.

epidemiology
gout
osteoarthritis

I have had an ongoing commitment to mentoring as evidenced by the successes of my mentees in obtaining career development grants, first-authored peer-reviewed publications, and presentations at national and international meetings. These mentoring efforts are complemented by a number of formal programs available at BUSM. Further, I have recently helped spearhead a new program at BUSM, “Train the Mentors”, for which I serve on the steering committee and act as a facilitator. I am also the recipient of the 2016 Robert Dawson Evans Research Mentoring Award. The majority of my mentoring activities occur within the Clinical Epidemiology Research and Training Unit, which comprises a multidisciplinary team of senior faculty, junior investigators and additional staff dedicated to the conduct of research (e.g., project managers, research assistants, statistical programmers). I also serve on numerous Masters and PhD thesis committees for graduate students at the BU School of Public Health. I am now leading the CTSI Research Career Support Program initiative, which aims to support early career researchers to successfully transition to independent funding.

Available to Mentor as: (Review Mentor Role Definitions):
  • Career Mentor
  • Co-Mentor or Peer Mentor
  • Project Mentor
  • Research / Scholarly Mentor
Contact for Mentoring:


650 Albany St Evans Biomed Research Ctr
Boston MA 02118
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