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

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

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

Multicenter Osteoarthritis Study (MOST) Second Renewal-Boston University
07/01/2015 - 05/31/2020 (PI)
NIH/National Institute on Aging

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

Identifying cases of PFJ OA & their hip impairments
10/01/2015 - 06/30/2017 (Subcontract PI)
Northeastern University Rheumatology Res Fdn

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Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
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
2018 Fats, Fiber and Osteoarthritis 3R01AR071950-02S1 1
2018 Boston University Clinical and Translational Science Institute 5KL2TR001411-04 22
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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Lane N, Felson D. A Promising Treatment for Osteoarthritis? Ann Intern Med. 2020 Aug 04. PMID: 32744863
  4. 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
  5. Roseen EJ, Gerlovin H, Felson DT, Delitto A, Sherman KJ, Saper RB. Which Chronic Low Back Pain Patients Respond Favorably to Yoga, Physical Therapy, and a Self-care Book? Responder Analyses from a Randomized Controlled Trial. Pain Med. 2020 Jul 14.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32662833
  6. Baker K, LaValley MP, Brown C, Felson DT, Ledingham A, Keysor JJ. Efficacy of Computer-Based Telephone Counseling on Long-Term Adherence to Strength Training in Elderly Patients With Knee Osteoarthritis: A Randomized Trial. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2020 Jul; 72(7):982-990.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31074576
  7. Haugen IK, Felson DT, Abhishek A, Berenbaum F, Bierma-Zeinstra S, Borgen T, Herrero Beaumont G, Ishimori M, Jonsson H, Kroon FP, Maheu E, Ramonda R, Ritschl V, Stamm TA, van der Heijde D, Wittoek R, Greibrokk E, Smeets W, Kloppenburg M. Development of classification criteria for hand osteoarthritis: comparative analyses of persons with and without hand osteoarthritis. RMD Open. 2020 06; 6(2). PMID: 32584781
  8. Li S, Schwartz AV, LaValley MP, Wang N, Desai N, Sun X, Neogi T, Nevitt M, Lewis CE, Guermazi A, Roemer F, Segal N, Felson D. Association of Visceral Adiposity With Pain but Not Structural Osteoarthritis. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2020 Jul; 72(7):1103-1110.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32039565
  9. Nevitt MC, Felson DT. High bone density and radiographic osteoarthritis: questions answered and unanswered. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2020 09; 28(9):1151-1153. PMID: 32417559
  10. Reichenbach S, Felson DT, Hincapié CA, Heldner S, Bütikofer L, Lenz A, da Costa BR, Bonel HM, Jones RK, Hawker GA, Jüni P. Effect of Biomechanical Footwear on Knee Pain in People With Knee Osteoarthritis: The BIOTOK Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA. 2020 May 12; 323(18):1802-1812. PMID: 32396180
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