Faculty at the Institute for Aging Research

Douglas P. Kiel, M.D., M.P.H.

Director, Musculoskeletal Research Center and Senior Scientist, the Institute for Aging Research
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Institute for Aging Research
1200 Centre Street
Boston, MA 02131


1975 B.S. Duke University
1981 M.D. University of North Carolina School of Medicine
1986 M.P.H. Boston University School of Public Health

Dr. Kiel's research focuses on the epidemiology of osteoporosis and related fractures, including lifestyle factors, biomarkers, and genetic factors.  He is also interested in sarcopenia and its consequences, including falls and disability.  He also has conducted multiple clinical trials targeting the musculoskeletal system.  He leads the Framingham Osteoporosis Study, and serves in leadership roles for many organizations including the NIH, American Society for Bone and Mineral Research, National Osteoporosis Foundation, and the Joint Commission.


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