David T. Felson, MD, MPH

Professor, Medicine

David Felson
617.638.5180
650 Albany St Evans Biomed Research Ctr

Biography

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.

Other Positions

  • Section Chief, Clinical Epi Research & Training, Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Professor, Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health

Education

  • Johns Hopkins University, MD
  • Boston University School of Public Health, MPH
  • Harvard College, AB

Publications

  • Published on 10/8/2018

    Culvenor AG, Segal NA, Guermazi A, Roemer F, Felson DT, Nevitt MC, Lewis CE, Stefanik JJ. The sex-specific influence of quadriceps weakness on worsening patellofemoral and tibiofemoral cartilage damage: the MOST Study. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2018 Oct 08. PMID: 30295439.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 10/2/2018

    Svensson F, Felson DT, Zhang F, Guermazi A, Roemer FW, Niu J, Aliabadi P, Neogi T, Englund M. Meniscal body extrusion and cartilage coverage in middle-aged and elderly without radiographic knee osteoarthritis. Eur Radiol. 2018 Oct 02. PMID: 30280250.

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  • Published on 10/1/2018

    Stefanik JJ, Felson DT, Apovian CM, Niu J, Margaret Clancy M, LaValley MP, Neogi T. Changes in Pain Sensitization After Bariatric Surgery. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2018 Oct; 70(10):1525-1528. PMID: 29316386.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 10/1/2018

    O'Neill TW, Felson DT. Mechanisms of Osteoarthritis (OA) Pain. Curr Osteoporos Rep. 2018 Oct; 16(5):611-616. PMID: 30155845.

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  • Published on 10/1/2018

    Kim C, Nevitt M, Guermazi A, Niu J, Clancy M, Tolstykh I, Jungmann PM, Lane NE, Segal NA, Harvey WF, Lewis CE, Felson DT. Brief Report: Leg Length Inequality and Hip Osteoarthritis in the Multicenter Osteoarthritis Study and the Osteoarthritis Initiative. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2018 Oct; 70(10):1572-1576. PMID: 29700988.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 9/24/2018

    Jafarzadeh SR, Felson D. Adjustment for misclassification bias is necessary in survey-based arthritis surveillance to produce credible estimates of prevalence. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2018 Sep 24. PMID: 30251475.

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  • Published on 9/22/2018

    Wink AE, Gross KD, Brown CA, Lewis CE, Torner J, Nevitt MC, Tolstykh I, Sharma L, Felson DT. Association of Varus Knee Thrust during Walking with Worsening WOMAC Knee Pain: The Multicenter Osteoarthritis Study. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2018 Sep 22. PMID: 30242985.

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  • Published on 9/17/2018

    Bacon KL, Segal NA, Øiestad BE, Lewis CE, Nevitt MC, Brown C, Felson DT. Concurrent change in quadriceps strength and physical function over 5 years in The Multicenter Osteoarthritis Study. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2018 Sep 17. PMID: 30221484.

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  • Published on 9/12/2018

    Berenbaum F, Wallace IJ, Lieberman DE, Felson DT. Modern-day environmental factors in the pathogenesis of osteoarthritis. Nat Rev Rheumatol. 2018 Sep 12. PMID: 30209413.

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  • Published on 8/29/2018

    Bacon KL, Segal NA, Øiestad BE, Lewis CE, Nevitt MC, Brown C, LaValley MP, McCulloch CE, Felson DT. Thresholds in the relationship of quadriceps strength with functional limitations in women with knee osteoarthritis. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2018 Aug 29. PMID: 30156759.

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