Muscles, bones and joints form the infrastructure supporting organs across the body, and their structural and functional integrity help maintain our daily function and quality of life. My research program takes a multi-tissue and multi-disciplinary approach and focuses on the interactions among these tissues in the context of aging and endocrine health. I use a combination of medical imaging technologies, image segmentation tools and traditional epidemiological methods to answer research questions related to the interaction of bone, muscles and joints. One of the biggest foci of my program is on postmenopausal osteoarthritis (OA) including how musculoskeletal abnormalities surrounding the joint are related to symptoms, adjusting for sex and gender. I am also investigating how virtual vs. in-person care impacts patient health and cost outcomes with a specific aim related to musculoskeletal pain management and quality of life. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has driven care management to become increasingly virtual, and understanding the way these methods affect musculoskeletal pain will help refine the context surrounding the interpretation of musculoskeletal research findings.

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Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
Assistant Clinical Professor (Adjunct), Department of Medicine, McMaster University