David T. Felson, MD, MPH
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Medicine

MD, Johns Hopkins University
MPH, Boston University School of Public Health

Dr. David Felson's research interests include: understanding how to prevent osteoarthritis and treat osteoarthritis. In osteoarthritis, Dr. Felson’s interests include studying whether treatments for rheumatic diseases are effective and particularly in osteoarthritis, identifying biomechanical risk factors for disease and testing biomechanical treatments and characterizing MRI features of normal knees and knees with pain. He also studies outcome measurement in rheumatic disease and has focused in this work on rheumatoid arthritis trials.

Boston University School of Public Health

Framingham Heart Study

Boston University
Arthritis & Autoimmune Diseases Research Center

Boston University
Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research

Graduate Faculty (Primary Mentor of Grad Students)
Boston University School of Medicine, Graduate Medical Sciences

2017 Wiesbaden, Germany: Carol Nachman prize
2012 Osteoarthritis Research Socieity International: Lifetime Achievement Award
2010-2010 Arthritis Foundation, Mass Chapter: Dr. Marian Ropes Award for research accomplishments, patient care and teaching
2004 Arthritis Foundation: Howley Prize
2001 American College of Rheumatology: Clinical Research Award

Institutional Career Development
04/15/2020 - 03/31/2025 (PI)
NIH/National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences

Boston University CCCR
09/11/2019 - 07/31/2024 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Arthritis & Musculoskeletal & Skin Diseases

Uncovering the Genetic Mechanisms Behind Joint-Specific Osteoarthritis
04/01/2018 - 01/31/2023 (Subcontract PI)
President and Fellows of Harvard College NIH NIAMS

Fats, Fiber and Osteoarthritis
08/01/2017 - 05/31/2021 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Arthritis & Musculoskeletal & Skin Diseases

Multicenter Osteoarthritis Study (MOST) Second Renewal-Boston University
07/01/2015 - 05/31/2021 (PI)
NIH/National Institute on Aging

Rheumatology Training Grant
05/01/2014 - 09/16/2020 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Arthritis & Musculoskeletal & Skin Diseases

The Boston University Clinical and Transitional Science Institute (KL-2 Award, PI Felson)
04/01/2018 - 03/31/2020 (PI)
NIH/National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences

Planning a Trial of Novel Footwear for Knee Osteoarthritis
07/01/2016 - 06/30/2019 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Arthritis & Musculoskeletal & Skin Diseases

Boston University Clinical and Translational Science Institute (Career Development)
04/01/2016 - 03/31/2019 (PI)
NIH/National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences

NIAMS Multidisciplinary Clinical Research Center
08/01/2016 - 07/31/2018 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Arthritis & Musculoskeletal & Skin Diseases

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Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2020 Boston University CCCR 5P30AR072571-02
2020 Administrative Core 5P30AR072571-02-7274
2020 Fats, Fiber and Osteoarthritis 5R01AR071950-04 1
2020 Institutional Career Development 2KL2TR001411-05A1 22
2019 Boston University CCCR 1P30AR072571-01A1
2019 Administrative Core 1P30AR072571-01A1-7274
2019 Fats, Fiber and Osteoarthritis 5R01AR071950-03 1
2019 Multicenter Osteoarthritis Study (MOST) Second Renewal - Boston University 5U01AG018820-18 155
2019 Multicenter Osteoarthritis Study (MOST) Second Renewal - Boston University 3U01AG018820-18S1 155
2018 Fats, Fiber and Osteoarthritis 5R01AR071950-02 1
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  1. Guermazi A, Neogi T, Katz JN, Kwoh CK, Conaghan PG, Felson DT, Roemer FW. Intra-articular Corticosteroid Injections for the Treatment of Hip and Knee Osteoarthritis-related Pain: Considerations and Controversies with a Focus on Imaging-Radiology Scientific Expert Panel. Radiology. 2020 Oct 20; 200771.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33079000
  2. Dai Z, Felson DT. Drs. Dai and Felson reply. J Rheumatol. 2020 Oct 15. PMID: 33060313
  3. Boer CG, Yau MS, Rice SJ, Coutinho de Almeida R, Cheung K, Styrkarsdottir U, Southam L, Broer L, Wilkinson JM, Uitterlinden AG, Zeggini E, Felson D, Loughlin J, Young M, Capellini TD, Meulenbelt I, van Meurs JB. Genome-wide association of phenotypes based on clustering patterns of hand osteoarthritis identify WNT9A as novel osteoarthritis gene. Ann Rheum Dis. 2020 Oct 14. PMID: 33055079
  4. Bacon K, LaValley MP, Jafarzadeh SR, Felson D. Response to: 'Relation between cartilage loss and pain in knee osteoarthritis' by Wu et al and 'Changes in synovitis and bone marrow lesions may not mediate the effect of cartilage loss on joint pain in osteoarthritis' by Cashin et al. Ann Rheum Dis. 2020 Oct 07.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33028581
  5. Reichenbach S, Felson DT, Jüni P. Biomechanical Footwear for Osteoarthritic Knee Pain-Reply. JAMA. 2020 10 06; 324(13):1351-1352. PMID: 33021665
  6. Schwager JL, Nevitt MC, Torner J, Lewis CE, Matthan NR, Wang N, Sun X, Lichtenstein AH, Felson D. Is there an association of serum low density lipoprotein, high density lipoprotein or total cholesterol with development of knee osteoarthritis? Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2020 Sep 22. PMID: 32961029
  7. Schroeder A, Wang N, Felson DT, Lewis CE, Nevitt MC, Segal NA. Knee extensor and flexor torque variability during maximal strength testing and change in knee pain and physical function at 60-month follow-up: The Multicenter Osteoarthritis Study (MOST). Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2020 Sep 14. PMID: 32932359
  8. Samuels J, Pillinger MH, Jevsevar D, Felson D, Simon LS. Critical appraisal of intra-articular glucocorticoid injections for symptomatic osteoarthritis of the knee. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2020 Sep 07. PMID: 32911075
  9. Lane N, Felson D. A Promising Treatment for Osteoarthritis? Ann Intern Med. 2020 Oct 06; 173(7):580-581. PMID: 32744863
  10. Chang GH, Felson DT, Qiu S, Guermazi A, Capellini TD, Kolachalama VB. Correction to: Assessment of knee pain from MR imaging using a convolutional Siamese network. Eur Radiol. 2020 Jul 22.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32700018
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