Dr. Hannan is a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and a Senior Scientist at the Institute for Aging Research at Hebrew SeniorLife in Boston, MA, USA. She is the co-Director of the large Musculoskeletal Research Center at the Institute. Dr. Marian T. Hannan received her undergraduate degree at the University of California, Berkeley, the Master of Public Health degree at Yale University School of Medicine and her doctorate in Epidemiology at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Hannan is the Editor-in-Chief for the highly regarded journal, Arthritis Care & Research.
At Harvard Medical School, Dr. Hannan teaches Clinical Epidemiology and Population Health to first-year medical students. She also lectures in the HMS geriatrics fellowship program. Dr. Hannan directs the Frailty Course at Harvard School of Public Health. Since 2004, Dr. Hannan has served on NIH study sections reviewing national grant applications, as well as providing reviews for many international science organizations. Her mentoring of young investigators includes many scientists and medical fellows in the Boston area as well as 8-10 per year across the U.S. and Canada through the U.S. Bone & Joint Initiative’s Young Investigator Initiative.
Dr. Hannan is currently conducting research on risk factors for arthritis, foot disorders and biomechanics, hip fracture and osteoporosis. She is particularly interested in the effect of biomechanics upon physical function and the influence of body composition. She is widely published with her work represented in over 50 scientific journals in the medical field, including Arthritis Care & Research, New England Journal of Medicine, Arthritis & Rheumatology and Journal of Bone & Mineral Research. Dr. Hannan is the principal investigator on a number of National Institutes of Health grants, and has had continuous NIH grant funding since 1996.
Dr. Hannan collaborates closely with investigators in the IFAR Musculoskeletal Research Center in Boston, using the combined expertise of bioengineers, rheumatologists, nutritional epidemiologists, geneticists, molecular biologists and statisticians to quantify risk factors contributing to musculoskeletal diseases. Dr. Hannan lectures frequently at major institutions including Yale University, the University of Connecticut, the Hospital for Special Surgery, Tufts University and the University of California. Dr. Hannan looks forward to the continued growth of musculoskeletal research across the world, and the gaps in knowledge that will be addressed by the teaching and training of medical and post-doctoral fellows.
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