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

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

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.

Selected Publications

Institute for Aging Research
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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