Tuhina Neogi, MD, PhD

Professor, Medicine

Tuhina Neogi
650 Albany St Evans Biomed Research Ctr


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

Other Positions

  • Professor, Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health
  • Chief, Rheumatology, Medicine, Boston Medical Center
  • Investigator, Framingham Heart Study
  • Member, Arthritis & Autoimmune Diseases Research Center, Boston University
  • Member, Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research, Boston University
  • Section Chief of Rheumatology, Rheumatology, Medicine, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine


  • University of Toronto, MD
  • Boston University School of Public Health, PhD
  • McMaster University, BS


  • Published on 3/2/2024

    Mahmoudian A, King LK, Liew JW, Wang Q, Appleton CT, Englund M, Haugen IK, Lohmander LS, Runhaar J, Turkiewicz A, Neogi T, Hawker GA. Timing is everything: Towards classification criteria for early-stage symptomatic knee osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2024 Mar 02. PMID: 38437945.

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  • Published on 2/19/2024

    Liew JW, Jarraya M, Guermazi A, Lynch J, Felson D, Nevitt M, Lewis CE, Torner J, Roemer FW, Crema MD, Wang N, Becce F, Rabasa G, Pascart T, Neogi T. Intra-Articular Mineralization on Computerized Tomography of the Knee and Risk of Cartilage Damage: The Multicenter Osteoarthritis Study. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2024 Feb 19. PMID: 38369918.

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  • Published on 12/28/2023

    Aoyagi K, Jafarzadeh SR, Carlesso L, Frey Law L, Lewis CE, Nevitt M, Neogi T. Mediating Effect of Pain Sensitization on the Paradoxical Relation of Taking Opioids to Pain Severity in Knee Osteoarthritis: The Multicenter Osteoarthritis Study. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2024 Mar; 76(3):403-408. PMID: 37750238.

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  • Published on 12/26/2023

    Helget LN, O'Dell JR, Newcomb JA, Androsenko M, Brophy MT, Davis-Karim A, England BR, Ferguson R, Pillinger MH, Neogi T, Palevsky PM, Wu H, Kramer B, Mikuls TR. Determinants of Achieving Serum Urate Goal with Treat-to-Target Urate-Lowering Therapy in Gout. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2024 Apr; 76(4):638-646. PMID: 37842953.

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  • Published on 10/15/2023

    Liew JW, Jarraya M, Guermazi A, Lynch J, Wang N, Rabasa G, Jafarzadeh SR, Nevitt M, Torner J, Lewis CE, Felson DT, Neogi T. Relation of Intra-Articular Mineralization to Knee Pain in Knee Osteoarthritis: A Longitudinal Analysis in the MOST Study. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2023 Dec; 75(12):2161-2168. PMID: 37410792.

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  • Published on 10/3/2023

    Centor RM, Neogi T. Web Exclusive. Annals On Call - Low-Dose Colchicine and Incident Knee and Hip Replacements. Ann Intern Med. 2023 Oct; 176(10):eA220019. PMID: 37782916.

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  • Published on 9/22/2023

    Lee S, Neogi T, Costello KE, Senderling B, Stefanik JJ, Frey-Law L, Kumar D. Association of mechanical temporal summation of pain with muscle co-contraction during walking in people with knee osteoarthritis. Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon). 2023 Dec; 110:106105. PMID: 37778085.

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  • Published on 9/22/2023

    Baker JF, Olave M, Leach W, Doherty CR, Gillcrist RL, White DK, Ogdie A, England BR, Wysham K, Quinones M, Xiao R, Neogi T, Scanzello CR. Corticosteroid Injections for Symptomatic Treatment of Osteoarthritis of the Knee: A Pilot Blinded Randomized Trial. ACR Open Rheumatol. 2023 Oct; 5(10):529-535. PMID: 37740448.

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  • Published on 9/13/2023

    Neelapala YVR, Neogi T, Kumar D, Jarraya M, Macedo L, Kobsar D, Hanna S, Frey-Law LA, Lewis CE, Nevitt M, Appleton T, Birmingham T, Carlesso LC. Exploring different models of pain phenotypes and their association with pain worsening in people with early knee osteoarthritis: The MOST cohort study. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2024 Feb; 32(2):210-219. PMID: 37709187.

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  • Published on 9/11/2023

    Neogi T, Colloca L. Placebo effects in osteoarthritis: implications for treatment and drug development. Nat Rev Rheumatol. 2023 Oct; 19(10):613-626. PMID: 37697077.

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