Michael Nevitt, PhD, is professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of California, San Francisco, where he engages in research and teaching on the epidemiology of musculoskeletal disease. Dr. Nevitt was awarded a doctorate from the University of California Berkeley for his studies on the disability outcomes of total hip replacement. Dr. Nevitt was a founding co-investigator of the ground-breaking and internationally acclaimed Study of Osteoporotic Fractures and the Fracture Intervention Trial. Dr. Nevitt's recent research focuses on the epidemiology, biomarkers and outcomes of osteoarthritis (OA). He is currently the director and principal investigator of the data coordinating centeres of several large, multicenter cohort studies of knee and hip OA, including the Osteoarthritis Initiative and the Multicenter Osteoarthritis Study. He is a founding member and associate director of the San Francisco Coordinating Center. Dr. Nevitt serves on the scientific advisory boards for several international collaborative epidemiological and clinical studies of OA, as well as for industry-sponsored treatment trials of OA.
Michael resides in Orinda, California with his wife Eileen, and has two adult sons who live nearby. Michael’s outside activities include hiking in the Sierras, nature photography, gardening and activism in support of policies and actions addressing climate change.