Three young investigators (early career researchers) share their experiences of working with the Osteoarthritis Initiative Data.
(00:17) Michelle Yau, PhD, is a post-doctoral research fellow in the Musculoskeletal Research Group at Hebrew Senior Life, an affiliate hospital of Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA, USA and is a member of the OARSI Young Investigator Committee. Her research focuses on identifying genetic contributions to OA and the role of bone metabolism in OA pathogenesis.
(18:42) Jeffrey Driban, PhD, ATC, CSCS, is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Rheumatology at Tufts University School of Medicine and a member of the Special and Scientific Staff at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, MA, USA. The goal of his research is to explore novel biochemical and imaging markers to gain a better understanding of osteoarthritis and potential disease subsets. Find out more on twitter at @jbdriban or at sportsmedres.org where you can find a link to his sports medicine podcast!
(35:43) Chuck Ratzlaff, PhD, PT, FCAMT, was most recently an assistant professor at Arizona University College of Medicine in Tucson AZ, USA and now leads a multidisciplinary musculoskeletal clinic in his hometown of Vancouver, BC, Canada. His research interests include physical activity and joint health, quantitative assessment of MRI for clinical trials outcomes; and primary and secondary prevention of knee and hip OA.
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