Prof. David T. Felson

Partner DO-HEALTH Osteoarthritis study

Prof. David Felson is Professor of Medicine and Public Health at Manchester University, where he is the research theme leader for Evaluation of New Interventions and Devices in the Manchester Musculoskeletal Biomedical Research Centre. Professor Felson is also Professor of Medicine & Epidemiology and Associate Director of the Clinical Translational Science Award Training Program at Boston University School of Medicine and Chief of the Multidisciplinary Clinical Research Center Grant at Boston University.

Dr. Felson created and directs the Framingham Heart Study Osteoarthritis substudy, the Beijing Osteoarthritis Study and the Multicenter Osteoarthritis Study. He is on the Steering Committee of the Osteoarthritis Initiative. Dr. Felson has received the Howley Prize from the Arthritis Foundation (U.S.) for contributions to Arthritis Research and was the inaugural recipient of the Clinical Research Award from the American College of Rheumatology. He has also recieved the OARSI Lifetime Achievement Award 2012 due to his devotion to increasing the understanding of osteoarthritis.

His 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.

As a partner of DO-HEALTH,  Prof. Felson co-leads the DO-HEALTH osteoarthritis study with the coordinating DO-HEALTH center at the University of Zurich.