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Robert R. McLean, D.Sc., M.P.H.

Assistant Scientist II, Institute for Aging Research
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School

Primary research interests include sarcopenia (age-related muscle impairment) and its influence on function in older adults, and risk factors for bone loss, falls and related fractures.  Currently he is investigating the role of inflammatory factors in bone health, as well as methods to establish diagnostic criteria for sarcopenia. 

Dr. McLean teaches clinical epidemiology at Harvard Medical School and is active in career development for early-stage investigators through his work as Chair of the Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals Research Subcommittee

Selected Publications

Institute for Aging Research
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  • 1995, B.S.,
    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Troy, NY
  • 1998, M.P.H,
    Boston University School of Public Health; Boston, MA
  • 2006, D.Sc.,
    Boston University School of Public Health; Boston, MA