Elizabeth J. Samelson, Ph.D.
Associate Scientist, Institute for Aging Research
Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School
Institute for Aging Research
1200 Centre Street
Boston, MA 02131
||University of Illinois; Champaign-Urbana, IL
||University of Illinois; Chicago, IL
||Columbia University; New York, NY
||Boston University Medical Center; Boston, MA
Major areas of research include the natural history, mechanisms, and clinical implications of excessive curvature of the thoracic spine (hyperkyphosis), the use of quantitative computed tomography (QCT) to measure features of skeletal fragility, the epidemiology of osteoporosis and related fractures, and the links between bone and vascular calcification. Dr. Samelson co-directs the Advanced Research Training Seminar in the Hebrew SeniorLife - Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program.
Dr. Samelson received an MPH from the University of Illinois at Chicago, PhD in Epidemiology from Columbia University, and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in musculoskeletal epidemiology at Boston University School of Medicine