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. 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 23.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33901642
  2. 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
  3. 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 Mar 26; 11(3):e048196.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33771832
  4. Costello KE, Felson DT, Neogi T, Segal NA, Lewis CE, Gross KD, Nevitt MC, Lewis CL, Kumar D. Ground reaction force patterns in knees with and without radiographic osteoarthritis and pain: descriptive analyses of a large cohort (the Multicenter Osteoarthritis Study). Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2021 Mar 20.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33757856
  5. Felson DT, Misra D, LaValley M, Clancy M, Chen X, Lichtenstein A, Matthan N, Torner J, Lewis CE, Nevitt MC. Fatty acids and osteoarthritis: the MOST study. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2021 Mar 20.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33757857
  6. Fawole HO, Felson DT, Frey-Law LA, Jafarzadeh SR, Dell'Isola A, Steultjens MP, Nevitt MC, Lewis CE, Riskowski JL, Chastin S. Is the association between physical activity and fatigue mediated by physical function or depressive symptoms in symptomatic knee osteoarthritis? The Multicenter Osteoarthritis Study. Scand J Rheumatol. 2021 Mar 20; 1-9.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33749506
  7. Leyland KM, Gates LS, Sanchez-Santos MT, Nevitt MC, Felson D, Jones G, Jordan JM, Judge A, Prieto-Alhambra D, Yoshimura N, Newton JL, Callahan LF, Cooper C, Batt ME, Lin J, Liu Q, Cleveland RJ, Collins GS, Arden NK. Knee osteoarthritis and time-to all-cause mortality in six community-based cohorts: an international meta-analysis of individual participant-level data. Aging Clin Exp Res. 2021 Mar; 33(3):529-545. PMID: 33590469
  8. Hunt MA, Charlton JM, Felson DT, Liu A, Chapman GJ, Graffos A, Jones RK. Frontal plane knee alignment mediates the effect of frontal plane rearfoot motion on knee joint load distribution during walking in people with medial knee osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2021 May; 29(5):678-686. PMID: 33582238
  9. 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 Feb 09. PMID: 33559356
  10. 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. 2021 02 04; 22(1):165-180.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32662833
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