Tuhina Neogi, MD, PhD
Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Dept of Medicine
Rheumatology

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, 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 300 peer-reviewed publications to date. I am a past chair of the FDA Arthritis Advisory Committee, serve(d) 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), and the 2022 OARSI Clinical Research Award (in recognition of important contributions to OA research). 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 also developed and led the new CTSI Research Career Support Program initiative, PRIME (Pathways to Research Independence and Mentoring Excellence), which aims to support early career mentored researchers to successfully transition to becoming independent researchers.

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; consequences of gout and hyperuricemia
- Classification criteria and outcome measures in rheumatic diseases.
- Novel methodology to address challenging epidemiologic issues

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility

As Chief of Rheumatology, I have launched and supported a number of DEIA-related initiatives, including as examples: monthly Section-wide JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion) meeting involving staff, trainees, and faculty at which we address DEI topics of relevance to medicine, academia, work environment, interpersonal interactions, structural/systemic policies, etc.; a standardized and structured fellowship interview process with a DEI lens; programs focused on health equity for our patients.

At the institutional level, I serve/have served on: Women's Leadership Advisory Board, Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Council, BMC's Equity Acceleratory Research Working Group ("WG4")

COVID19-related DEI activities at BUMC:
- I am co-PI with Dr. Megan Bair-Merritt on the 2022 Doris Duke Charitable Foundation COVID-19 Fund to Retain Clinical Scientists to provide support to faculty whose research was disrupted by the adverse effects of the pandemic, compounded by caregiving responsibilities. (https://www.ddcf.org/news--insights/articles/largest-us-collaborative-funding-effort-for-equity-in-biomedicine-awards-$12.1-million-in-grants/)
- In the earliest phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, our patients at BMC were among the most affected people in the city, yet pharmaceutical companies were not bringing their clinical trials to our institution. I worked closely with a multidisciplinary group, the Clinical Trials Office, and BMC leadership to bring one of the first therapeutic trials to BMC to better serve our patients, who are often from backgrounds traditionally excluded from clinical trials. We were among the highest recruiting sites, and we had the most diversity, with >80% speaking a first-language other than English

Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Epidemiology


Chief
Boston Medical Center
Medicine
Rheumatology

Investigator
Framingham Heart Study


Member
Boston University
Arthritis & Autoimmune Diseases Research Center


Member
Boston University
Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research


Section Chief of Rheumatology
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Medicine
Rheumatology



Boston University Rheumatology Research Training (BURRT) T32 Program
06/01/2022 - 05/31/2027 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Arthritis & Musculoskeletal & Skin Diseases
1T32AR080623-01

PRROPS: Pathways of Risk and Resilience for Overlapping Pain and Sensitization
07/15/2021 - 04/30/2026 (Multi-PI)
PI: Tuhina Neogi, MD, PhD
NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders & Stroke
5R01NS121419-02

The impact of axial spondyloarthritis treatment on chronic opioid use
07/01/2022 - 06/30/2025 (Key Person / Mentor)
PI: Jean W. Liew, MD MS
Rheumatology Research Foundation


Pain in community-based older African American Adults: The Jackson Heart Study
09/30/2020 - 05/31/2025 (Multi-PI)
PI: Tuhina Neogi, MD, PhD
NIH/National Institute on Aging
5R01AG066914-02

CAPSITE: Community Assessment of Pain and Sensitization in the Elderly
01/01/2020 - 11/30/2024 (Multi-PI)
PI: Tuhina Neogi, MD, PhD
NIH/National Institute on Aging
5R01AG066010-03

Healthy Knee Aging Vs. Osteoarthritis in Three Large Diverse Cohorts: What Is the Clinical Relevance of Structural Changes Seen on Radiographs?
09/27/2021 - 08/31/2024 (Subcontract PI)
Arizona Board of Regents, University of Arizona NIH NIAMS
1R01AR078187-01

Group-based mindfulness for patients with chronic low back pain in the primary care setting
09/01/2020 - 08/31/2024 (Subcontract PI)
Boston Medical Center Corporation NIH NCCIH
5UH3AT010621-03

CARE (Creating and Advancing Research Equity) across BUSM
10/15/2021 - 10/14/2023 (Multi-PI)
PI: Tuhina Neogi, MD, PhD
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation John Templeton Fdn


Risk factors for anterior knee pain and the relation to future patellofemoral osteoarthritis
09/01/2021 - 08/31/2023 (Subcontract PI)
Northeastern University NIH NIAMS
1R03AR077698-01A1

VOCES: A Peer Advocacy Program for Latinx Patients with Rheumatic Conditions
07/01/2021 - 06/30/2023 (Key Person / Mentor)
PI: Monica Crespo-Bosque, MD
Rheumatology Research Foundation


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Phase 3 multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study to assess the efficacy
04/27/2020 - 04/27/2023 (PI)
Novartis Pharma Corp


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Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2022 Identifying determinants of rapid structural and/or clinical progression in knee osteoarthritis by quantitative assessment of structural features on radiographs 1R01AR080742-01
2022 Boston University Rheumatology Research Training (BURRT) T32 Program 1T32AR080623-01
2022 PRROPS: Pathways of Risk and Resilience for Overlapping Pain and Sensitization 5R01NS121419-02
2022 Pain in community-based older African American Adults: The Jackson Heart Study 5R01AG066914-03
2022 CAPSITE: Community Assessment of Pain and Sensitization in the Elderly 5R01AG066010-03
2021 Healthy knee aging vs. osteoarthritis in three large diverse cohorts: What is the clinical relevance of structural changes seen on radiographs? 1R01AR078187-01
2021 PRROPS: Pathways of Risk and Resilience for Overlapping Pain and Sensitization 1R01NS121419-01
2021 Pain in community-based older African American Adults: The Jackson Heart Study 5R01AG066914-02
2021 CAPSITE: Community Assessment of Pain and Sensitization in the Elderly 5R01AG066010-02
2021 The Role of Urate in Knee Osteoarthritis-Related Inflammation, Pathology and Pain 5K24AR070892-05 37
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  1. Jafarzadeh SR, Neogi T, White DK, Felson DT. The Relationship of Pain Reduction With Prevention of Knee Replacement Under Dynamic Intervention Strategies. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2022 Oct; 74(10):1668-1675.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35726122; DOI: 10.1002/art.42272;
     
  2. Leach W, Doherty C, Olave M, England BR, Wysham K, Kerr G, Quinones M, Ogdie A, White D, Neogi T, Scanzello CR, Baker JF. Protocol for a multi-center randomized controlled trial to evaluate the benefits of exercise incentives and corticosteroid injections in osteoarthritis of the knee (MOVE-OK). Trials. 2022 Jul 27; 23(1):604. PMID: 35897080; PMCID: PMC9327347; DOI: 10.1186/s13063-022-06529-w;
     
  3. Williams EE, Katz JN, Leifer VP, Collins JE, Neogi T, Suter LG, Levy B, Farid A, Safran-Norton CE, Paltiel AD, Losina E. Cost-Effectiveness of Arthroscopic Partial Meniscectomy and Physical Therapy for Degenerative Meniscal Tear. ACR Open Rheumatol. 2022 Jul 21.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35866194
     
  4. Kim JS, Borges S, Clauw DJ, Conaghan PG, Felson DT, Fleming TR, Glaser R, Hart E, Hochberg M, Kim Y, Kraus VB, Lapteva L, Li X, Majumdar S, McAlindon TE, Mobasheri A, Neogi T, Roemer FW, Rothwell R, Shibuya R, Siegel J, Simon LS, Spindler KP, Nikolov NP. FDA/Arthritis Foundation osteoarthritis drug development workshop recap: Assessment of long-term benefit. Semin Arthritis Rheum. 2022 Oct; 56:152070.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35870222; PMCID: PMC9452453; DOI: 10.1016/j.semarthrit.2022.152070;
     
  5. Quinn KA, Ahlman MA, Alessi HD, LaValley MP, Neogi T, Marko J, Novakovich E, Grayson PC. Association of 18F-Fluorodeoxyglucose Positron Emission Tomography and Angiographic Progression of Disease in Large-Vessel Vasculitis. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2022 Jul 06.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35792044
     
  6. Tedeschi SK, Pascart T, Latourte A, Godsave C, Kundakci B, Naden RP, Taylor WJ, Dalbeth N, Neogi T, Perez-Ruiz F, Rosenthal A, Becce F, Pascual E, Andres M, Bardin T, Doherty M, Ea HK, Filippou G, FitzGerald J, Guitierrez M, Iagnocco A, Jansen TL, Kohler MJ, Lioté F, Matza M, McCarthy GM, Ramonda R, Reginato AM, Richette P, Singh JA, Sivera F, So A, Stamp LK, Yinh J, Yokose C, Terkeltaub R, Choi H, Abhishek A. Identifying Potential Classification Criteria for Calcium Pyrophosphate Deposition Disease: Item Generation and Item Reduction. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2022 Oct; 74(10):1649-1658. PMID: 33973414; PMCID: PMC8578594; DOI: 10.1002/acr.24619;
     
  7. Gløersen M, Neogi T, Jafarzadeh SR, Sexton J, Haugen IK. Reply. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2022 Aug; 74(8):1454-1455.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35358373
     
  8. Carlesso LC, Jafarzadeh SR, Stokes A, Felson DT, Wang N, Frey-Law L, Lewis CE, Nevitt M, Neogi T. Depressive symptoms and multi-joint pain partially mediate the relationship between obesity and opioid use in people with knee osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2022 Sep; 30(9):1263-1269.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35700904; DOI: 10.1016/j.joca.2022.06.002;
     
  9. Macri EM, Neogi T, Jarraya M, Guermazi A, Roemer F, Lewis CE, Torner JC, Lynch JA, Tolstykh I, Jafarzadeh SR, Stefanik JJ. Magnetic Resonance Imaging-Defined Osteoarthritis Features and Anterior Knee Pain in Individuals With, or at Risk for, Knee Osteoarthritis: A Multicenter Study on Osteoarthritis. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2022 Sep; 74(9):1533-1540.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33768706; PMCID: PMC8463633; DOI: 10.1002/acr.24604;
     
  10. Kostic AM, Leifer VP, Gong Y, Robinson MK, Collins JE, Neogi T, Messier SP, Hunter DJ, Selzer F, Suter LG, Katz JN, Losina E. The Cost-Effectiveness of Surgical Weight Loss Interventions for Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis and Class III Obesity. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2022 Jun 03.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35657632
     
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Bar chart showing 314 publications over 21 distinct years, with a maximum of 35 publications in 2021

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Subcutaneous tanezumab, NSAIDs improve osteoarthritis pain

Healio 4/27/2022

'Horribly mismanaged': Debate over gout treatment rages as cases surge

Healio 2/25/2022

Colchicine as COVID-19 treatment suffers difficult year, but some hope remains

Healio 1/21/2022

Research Insights: How to Address Osteoarthritis Treatment Gaps in Women

PPM 4/10/2021

What Is the Criteria to Diagnose Rheumatoid Arthritis? What Patients Need to Know

Creaky Joints 10/15/2020

How Top Experts Are Advancing Gout Care in the United States

Renal & Urology News 9/29/2020

How to diagnose osteoarthritis and the role of imaging?

Joint Action 9/17/2020

How Top Experts Are Advancing Gout Care in the United States

Rheumatology Advisor 9/15/2020

Tuhina Neogi, MD, PhD, National Leader in Gout Management, on New ACR Guidelines

MedPage Today 9/8/2020

Coronavirus fears keep patients with severe chronic pain from seeking care

Axios 7/22/2020

Watch: The effect of the pandemic on chronic pain

AXIOS 7/14/2020

New ACR Gout Guideline Boasts Better Evidence

MedPage Today 5/12/2020

New Studies Link Opioid Prescriptions to Obesity

Pharmacy Times 4/10/2020

Opioid Prescriptions Linked to Obesity

PsychCentral 4/7/2020

Obesity Increases Likelihood of Long-term Prescription Opioid Use, Researchers Find

Philly Voice 4/6/2020

Failure of Management: Treatment Gaps at the Root of Dismal Gout Care

Healio 12/16/2019

Three Quick Tips for Managing Osteoarthritis

Medscape 12/13/2019

Health Risks of NSAIDs Led to 'Significant Under-Treatment of Pain'

Pain News Network: 12/12/2019

ACR Releases Draft Gout Guideline

The Rheumatologist 11/20/2019

ACR, Arthritis Foundation Guidelines Favor Nondrug Therapy Over TENS, Stem Cells For OA

Healio 11/15/2019

Gout Guidelines Call For Treat-to-Target Strategy Using Allopurinol

Healio 11/15/2019

ACR Previews Updated Gout Practice Guideline

Rheumatology Consultant 11/13/2019

Outgoing President Touts OARSI Legacy, Renewed Drive To ‘Build Bridges’ Internationally

Healio 5/3/2019

Omega-3 Fatty Acids From Fish May Prevent Recurrent Gout Attacks

Medical Dialogues 5/1/2019

Dietary omega-3 fatty acids linked to lower risk of recurrent gout flare

Healio 4/18/2019

Why Boston's Brightest Industry Stars Are Throwing in the Towel

Boston Magazine 4/18/2019

Gout Outcomes Better With Nurse-Led Care

Renal & Urology News 10/19/2018

Study Sees No Link Between Gout Drug, Kidney Disease

Health Day 10/8/2018

2022 Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI): Clinical Research Award
2021 Lund University, Sweden: Honorary Degree: Doctor of Medicine, honoris causa
2020 Roxbury Society of Medical Information, elected member
2020 Boston University School of Medicine: Alan S. Cohen Professor of Rheumatology (endowment)
2019 National Society of Clinical Rheumatology, elected member
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
In addition to these self-described keywords below, a list of MeSH based concepts is available here.

epidemiology
gout
osteoarthritis
Spondyloarthritis

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 helped spearhead the “Train the Mentors” program for which I served on the steering committee and act as a facilitator. I also developed and led the CTSI Research Career Support Program initiative, PRIME (Pathways to Research Independence and Mentoring Excellence), which aims to support early career mentored researchers to successfully transition to becoming independent investigators.

The majority of my mentoring activities occur within the Section of Rheumatology, 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 received the 2016 Robert Dawson Evans Research Mentoring Award.


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

650 Albany St Evans Biomed Research Ctr
Boston MA 02118
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