Clinical Research and Diagnostic Tools for Osteoarthritis and Bone Quality Program

Updated February 18, 2015

Research Areas

  • Clinical osteoarthritis and the Osteoarthritis Initiative

    • Epidemiology and pathogenesis of osteoarthritis
    • Physical, environmental and genetic risk factors for osteoarthritis
    • Treatment, prevention, and diagnosis of osteoarthritis
    • Novel imaging methods for cartilage and joints
  • Bone quality and skeletal imaging

    • In vivo methods for macro and micro scale imaging of bone
    • Architecture and mechanical properties of bone
    • Multi-scale modeling of the human bone
    • Assessment of bone quality
    • Clinical studies related to bone strength and density
  • Human genetics of bone and cartilage

    • Genetic/genomic epidemiology
    • Gene discovery and high throughput technologies
    • Gene-environment interactions

Staff Contact

Gayle Lester, Ph.D.
Program Director
Clinical Research and Diagnostic Tools for Osteoarthritis and Bone Quality Program
Division of Musculoskeletal Diseases
NIAMS, NIH, DHHS
One Democracy Plaza
6701 Democracy Blvd. Ste. 800
Bethesda, MD 20892-4872
Email: lester1@mail.nih.gov