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Dr. Marian Hannan

Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

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 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. Hannan is the Editor-in-Chief for the highly regarded journal, Arthritis Care & ResearchDr. 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. Dr Hannan is the principal investigator on a number of National Institutes of Health grants, and has had continuous NIH grant funding since 1996. At Harvard Medical School, Dr. Hannan teaches a first-year course on clinical epidemiology and lectures in the geriatrics fellowship program. She directs the Frailty Course at the Harvard T.H. Chan 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. through national venues.