Kathryn L. Bacon, MPH, PhD

Assistant Professor, Medicine

Kathryn Bacon
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Biography

Kathryn L. Bacon received her B.S. Computer Engineering from Case Western Reserve University, and her MPH in biostatistics and epidemiology and PhD in Epidemiology from the Boston University School of Public Health.
Dr. Bacon’s research interests include factors influencing disability, physical function, and quality of life, including physical disease, such as arthritis or diabetes, or psychosocial factors such as chronic stress, depressive symptoms, and positive affect. A key goal is to combine her computer engineering background with advanced epidemiological training to analyze complex data in research relating to diseases of aging, particularly osteoarthritis.

Other Positions

  • Member, Arthritis & Autoimmune Diseases Research Center, Boston University

Education

  • Boston University School of Public Health, PhD
  • Boston University School of Public Health, MPH
  • Case Western Reserve University, BS

Publications

  • Published on 3/24/2024

    Bacon KL, Felson DT, Jafarzadeh SR, Kolachalama VB, Hausdorff JM, Gazit E, Stefanik JJ, Corrigan P, Segal NA, Lewis CE, Nevitt MC, Kumar D. Gait Alterations and Association With Worsening Knee Pain and Physical Function: A Machine Learning Approach With Wearable Sensors in the Multicenter Osteoarthritis Study. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2024 Mar 24. PMID: 38523250.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 12/23/2022

    Bacon KL, Felson DT, Jafarzadeh SR, Kolachalama VB, Hausdorff JM, Gazit E, Segal NA, Lewis CE, Nevitt MC, Kumar D. Relation of gait measures with mild unilateral knee pain during walking using machine learning. Sci Rep. 2022 Dec 23; 12(1):22200. PMID: 36564397.

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  • Published on 10/7/2020

    Bacon K, LaValley MP, Jafarzadeh SR, Felson D. Response to: 'Relation between cartilage loss and pain in knee osteoarthritis' by Wu et al and 'Changes in synovitis and bone marrow lesions may not mediate the effect of cartilage loss on joint pain in osteoarthritis' by Cashin et al. Ann Rheum Dis. 2022 Jul; 81(7):e128. PMID: 33028581.

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  • Published on 5/7/2020

    Bacon K, LaValley MP, Jafarzadeh SR, Felson D. Does cartilage loss cause pain in osteoarthritis and if so, how much? Ann Rheum Dis. 2020 08; 79(8):1105-1110. PMID: 32381567.

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  • Published on 8/6/2019

    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). 2019 09; 71(9):1186-1193. PMID: 30156759.

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  • Published on 8/1/2019

    Bacon KL, Segal NA, Øiestad BE, Lewis CE, Nevitt MC, Brown C, Felson DT. Concurrent Change in Quadriceps Strength and Physical Function Over Five Years in the Multicenter Osteoarthritis Study. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2019 08; 71(8):1044-1051. PMID: 30221484.

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  • Published on 8/15/2017

    Bacon KL, Stuver SO, Cozier YC, Palmer JR, Rosenberg L, Ruiz-Narváez EA. Perceived racism and incident diabetes in the Black Women's Health Study. Diabetologia. 2017 Nov; 60(11):2221-2225. PMID: 28812096.

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  • Published on 2/9/2015

    Bacon KL, Heeren T, Keysor JJ, Stuver SO, Cauley JA, Fredman L. Longitudinal and Reciprocal Relationships Between Depression and Disability in Older Women Caregivers and Noncaregivers. Gerontologist. 2016 Aug; 56(4):723-32. PMID: 26035874.

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  • Published on 8/21/2012

    Reeves KW, Bacon K, Fredman L. Caregiving associated with selected cancer risk behaviors and screening utilization among women: cross-sectional results of the 2009 BRFSS. BMC Public Health. 2012; 12:685. PMID: 22908937.

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