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 12/1/2018

    Dai Z, Jafarzadeh SR, Niu J, Felson DT, Jacques PF, Li S, Zhang Y. Body Mass Index Mediates the Association between Dietary Fiber and Symptomatic Knee Osteoarthritis in the Osteoarthritis Initiative and the Framingham Osteoarthritis Study. J Nutr. 2018 Dec 01; 148(12):1961-1967. PMID: 30517729.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 11/28/2018

    Macri EM, Felson DT, Ziegler ML, Cooke TDV, Guermazi A, Roemer FW, Neogi T, Torner J, Lewis CE, Nevitt MC, Stefanik JJ. The association of frontal plane alignment to MRI-defined worsening of patellofemoral osteoarthritis: the MOST study. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2018 Nov 28. PMID: 30500383.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 11/24/2018

    Jafarzadeh SR, Felson DT. Reply. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2019 Jan; 71(1):175-176. PMID: 30251475.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 11/12/2018

    Rogers-Soeder TS, Lane NE, Walimbe M, Schwartz AV, Tolstykh I, Felson DT, Lewis CE, Segal NA, Nevitt MC. Association of diabetes mellitus and biomarkers of abnormal glucose metabolism with incident radiographic knee osteoarthritis. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2018 Nov 12. PMID: 30418707.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 11/1/2018

    Berenbaum F, Wallace IJ, Lieberman DE, Felson DT. Modern-day environmental factors in the pathogenesis of osteoarthritis. Nat Rev Rheumatol. 2018 Nov; 14(11):674-681. PMID: 30209413.

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  • Published on 10/22/2018

    Roseen EJ, LaValley MP, Li S, Saper RB, Felson DT, Fredman L. Association of Back Pain with All-Cause and Cause-Specific Mortality Among Older Women: a Cohort Study. J Gen Intern Med. 2019 Jan; 34(1):90-97. PMID: 30350028.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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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