Marian T. Hannan, D.Sc., M.P.H.
Institute for Aging Research
1200 Centre Street
Boston, MA 02131
||University of California; Berkeley, CA
||Yale University, School of Medicine; New Haven, CT
||Boston University School of Public Health; Boston, MA
Research Interests and Teaching Activities
Primary research interests focus on understanding the etiology of musculoskeletal diseases and interventions for osteoporosis, specifically: 1) the epidemiology of age-related osteoporosis and arthritis; 2) the influence of foot disorders on physical function and falls; and 3) the influence of dietary and other risk factors on bone loss in elders. Dr. Hannan is the principal investigator on a number of NIH grants and has had continuous NIH funding since 1996. As an epidemiologist, Dr. Hannan collaborates closely with other investigators in the large musculoskeletal unit at HSL, using the combined expertise of nutritional epidemiologists, geneticists, molecular biologists, and statisticians to quantify risk factor contributions to bone loss and musculoskeletal disease.
Dr. Hannan is an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. She is a past president of the Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals. Teaching activities include the first-year HMS course, for which Dr. Hannan was awarded the Excellence in Teaching Award at Harvard Medical School in 2003, the HSPH Epidemiology of Aging course, lectures in the HMS geriatrics fellowship program, and mentoring medical students and epidemiology graduate students. Dr. Hannan also is a frequent lecturer at Boston University School of Public Health, as well as a research mentor within the BIDMC/Harvard Translational Research in Aging T32 Training Program.
musculoskeletal disease, epidemiologic methods, osteoporosis, arthritis, foot disorders, physical function, falls, dietary risk factors in elders, clinical trials
- Hannan MT, Cheng, DM, Green E, Swift C, Rubin CT, Kiel DP. Establishing the compliance in elderly women for use of a low level mechanical stress device in a clinical osteoporosis study. Osteopor Int 2004; 15:918-26.
- Tucker KL, Hannan MT, Qiao N, Jacques PF, Selhub J, Rosenberg I, Cupples LA, Kiel DP. Low plasma vitamin B12 is associated with lower bone mineral density: the Framingham Osteoporosis Study. J Bone Miner Res 2005; 20:152-158.
- Hannan MT, McLean RR, Broe KE, Rivinus MC, Hogan, ME, Murabito JM. The relation between current pain and history of foot fracture in the Framingham Foot Study [abstract]. Arth Rheum 2004; 49:S666.
- Hannan MT, Tucker KL. The impact of food groups upon bone health in older men and women. In New S, Bonjour JP, editors. Nutritional Aspects of Bone Health. Royal Society of Chemistry, London UK, 2003.
- Robbins L, Burkhardt CS, Hannan MT, DeHoratius RJ, editors. Clinical Care in the Rheumatic Diseases, 2nd edition. New York: J.H. Wiley & Sons; 2001