Boston MCRC aims to support researchers with pilot award projects through its methodology services. These services are for exploring and/or catalyzing new research questions that take advantage of Boston University-based cohort studies or other databases that focus on musculoskeletal disorders, musculoskeletal research that includes new epidemiologic study designs, machine learning, or mobile health and wearable technologies. The goals of the Pilot Program are to catalyze new collaborative opportunities with core investigators of the MCRC to grow research community ties to the Boston MCRC.

Congratulations MCRC Pilot Awardees 


Ian Wallace, PhD
Assistant Professor, University of New Mexico
Graduate Advisor, Evolutionary Anthropology; Director, Human Physical Activity Lab

Project Title: Orang Asli Osteoarthrits (OAOA) Study


Elise Morgan , PhD
Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Boston University
Maysarah K. Sukkar Professor of Engineering Design and Innovation (ME, MSE, BME)
Associate Dean for Research & Faculty Development
Project Title: Why does bone shape predict hip OA? Building a biomechanical understanding of bone shape measures.