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

2020 Arthritis Foundation: Howley Prize
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

Systemic contribution of age-associated epigenetic mechanisms to osteoarthritis
07/01/2020 - 06/30/2023 (Subcontract PI)
Hebrew SeniorLife NIH NIAMS

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

Multicenter Osteoarthritis Study (MOST) Second Renewal-Boston University
07/01/2015 - 05/31/2022 (PI)
NIH/National Institute on Aging

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

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

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Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2021 Boston University CCCR 5P30AR072571-03
2021 Administrative Core 5P30AR072571-03-7274
2021 Institutional Career Development 5KL2TR001411-06 22
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
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  1. Stovall R, Peloquin C, Felson D, Neogi T, Dubreuil M. Relation of therapies for ankylosing spondylitis and psoriatic arthritis to risk of myocardial infarction: a nested case control study. BMC Rheumatol. 2021 Jul 29; 5(1):36.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34321112; PMCID: PMC8320220; DOI: 10.1186/s41927-021-00207-1;
  2. Noorveriandi H, Parkes MJ, Callaghan MJ, Felson DT, O'Neill TW, Hodgson R. Assessment of bone marrow oedema-like lesions using MRI in patellofemoral knee osteoarthritis: comparison of different MRI pulse sequences. Br J Radiol. 2021 Aug 01; 94(1124):20201367. PMID: 34233484
  3. Perry TA, O'Neill TW, Tolstykh I, Lynch J, Felson DT, Arden NK, Nevitt MC. MRI-Assessed Subchondral Cysts and Incident Knee Pain and Knee Osteoarthritis: data from the Multicentre Osteoarthritis Study. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2021 Jul 05. PMID: 34224660
  4. Chang GH, Park LK, Le NA, Jhun RS, Surendran T, Lai J, Seo H, Promchotichai N, Yoon G, Scalera J, Capellini TD, Felson DT, Kolachalama VB. Subchondral bone length in knee osteoarthritis: A deep learning derived imaging measure and its association with radiographic and clinical outcomes. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2021 May 11.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33973737
  5. Dai Z, Hirani V, Sahni S, Felson DT, Naganathan V, Blyth F, Le Couteur D, Handelsman D, Seibel MJ, Waite L, Kiel DP, Cumming R. Association of dietary fiber and risk of hip fracture in men from the Framingham Osteoporosis Study and the Concord Health and Ageing in Men Project. Nutr Health. 2021 May 04; 2601060211011798. PMID: 33940973
  6. Felson D, Rabasa G, Jafarzadeh SR, Nevitt M, Lewis CE, Segal N, White DK. Factors associated with pain resolution in those with knee pain: the MOST study. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2021 Apr 24.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33901642
  7. Liew JW, Kim SC, Peloquin C, Felson DT, Jin Y, Lii J, Neogi T. Knee osteonecrosis incidence from two real-world data sources. Osteoarthr Cartil Open. 2021 Jun; 3(2).View Related Profiles. PMID: 33959724; PMCID: PMC8096165; DOI: 10.1016/j.ocarto.2021.100169;
  8. Solomon DH, Binstadt BA, Felson DT, Nigrovic PA. A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words, But Only If It Is a Good Picture. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2021 06; 73(6):912-913. PMID: 33559356
  9. Centor RM, Felson DT. Annals On Call - Knee Osteoarthritis: Does the Type of Shoe Matter? Ann Intern Med. 2021 Apr; 174(4):OC1. PMID: 33819056
  10. Holden MA, Callaghan M, Felson D, Birrell F, Nicholls E, Jowett S, Kigozi J, McBeth J, Borrelli B, Jinks C, Foster NE, Dziedzic K, Mallen C, Ingram C, Sutton A, Lawton S, Halliday N, Hartshorne L, Williams H, Browell R, Hudson H, Marshall M, Sowden G, Herron D, Asamane E, Peat G. Clinical and cost-effectiveness of bracing in symptomatic knee osteoarthritis management: protocol for a multicentre, primary care, randomised, parallel-group, superiority trial. BMJ Open. 2021 03 26; 11(3):e048196.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33771832; PMCID: PMC8006841; DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-048196;
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