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Indiana Center for Musculoskeletal Health Researchers

Medical scientists affiliated with the Indiana Center for Musculoskeletal Health, located at IU School of Medicine–Indianapolis, focus on the discovery and development of new treatments, cures, diagnostic tools, new technologies and preventative strategies to address the increasing burden of musculoskeletal diseases and disorders of bone, muscle, tendon, ligament and cartilage affecting patients of all ages. Faculty investigators from three Indiana University campuses, eight schools, and 19 academic departments who share an interest in bone and muscle research collaborate at the Center for Musculoskeletal Health to address the unknowns and issues of musculoskeletal diseases and disorders.

Center Director

Lynda Bonewald, PhD, was selected by the Indiana University School of Medicine to build the Indiana Center for Musculoskeletal Health (ICMH) in 2016. Bonewald has a history in musculoskeletal research, having studied bone with a focus on osteocyte biology for more than 30 years. She has developed a 10-year strategic plan for the Center to advance musculoskeletal research leading to improved treatment of patients with musculoskeletal diseases and disorders.

IU School of Medicine Members

The Indiana Center for Musculoskeletal Health harnesses the exceptional scientific talent already in place at IU School of Medicine, in conjunction with new recruited talent, to become an international leader in basic and translational musculoskeletal disease research, clinical research, trials and treatment, and in musculoskeletal education.

Matthew R. Allen, PhD

Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

Tarah J. Ballinger, MD

Vera Bradley Foundation Scholar in Breast Cancer Research

Joseph P. Bidwell, PhD

Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

Jeff Brault, PhD

Associate Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

David B. Burr, PhD

Distinguished Professor Emeritus

Neal X. Chen, MD, PhD

Associate Research Professor of Medicine

Zhenhui Chen, PhD, MS

Associate Professor of Medicine

Erica L. Clinkenbeard, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medical and Molecular Genetics

Christopher Collier, MD

Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Linda A. DiMeglio, MPH, MD

Edwin Letzter Professor of Pediatrics

Jason Doles, PhD

Associate Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

Joshua S. Everhart, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery

Jill C. Fehrenbacher, PhD

Associate Professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology

Anthony B. Firulli, PhD

Carleton Buehl McCulloch Professor of Pediatrics

Tatiana Foroud, PhD

Executive Associate Dean for Research Affairs

Clair A. Francomano, MD

Professor of Medical & Molecular Genetics

Brett H. Graham, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Medical & Molecular Genetics

Ed Greenfield, PhD

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Renzhi Han, PhD

Professor of Pediatrics

T G. Hornby, PhD

Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Kun Huang, PhD, MS

Chair, Department of Biostatistics & Health Data Science

Joshua R. Huot, MS, PhD

Assistant Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

Gary D. Hutchins, PhD

Robert W. Holden Professor of Radiology

Erik A. Imel, MD, MS

J.O. Ritchey, M.D. Professor of Medicine

Christopher T. Jackman, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology

Kathryn J. Jones, PhD

Professor Emeritus of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

Yukiko Kitase, DDS, PhD

Assistant Research Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

Tatiana Y. Kostrominova, PhD

Associate Professor of Anatomy,Cell Biology & Physiology

Noriyoshi Kurihara, DDS, PhD

Senior Research Professor of Medicine

Bruce T. Lamb, PhD

Executive Director, Paul and Carole Stark Neurosciences Research Institute

Kenneth Lim, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Yunlong Liu, PhD, MS

Director, Center for Computational Biology & Bioinformatics

Charalampos Lyssikatos, MD

Assistant Research Professor of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

Larry W. Markham, MD

Phillip Murray Professor of Pediatric Cardiology

Todd O. McKinley, MD

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Margaret A. McNulty, PhD

Associate Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

Sharon M. Moe, MD

Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Research

Ranjani N. Moorthi, M.D., MPH, MS

Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine

Brian H. Mullis, MD

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Harikrishna Nakshatri, PhD

Marian J. Morrison Professor of Breast Cancer Research

Roman M. Natoli, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Christopher Njeh, PhD

Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology

Thomas M. O'Connell, PhD

Associate Professor of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery

Jason Organ, PhD

Associate Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

Fredrick M. Pavalko, PhD

Professor Emeritus of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

Gang Peng, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medical & Molecular Genetics

Brian Pierchala, PhD

Sherry Sonneborn Professor of ALS Research

Fabrizio Pin, PhD, MS

Assistant Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

Lilian I. Plotkin, PhD

Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

Matt Prideaux, PhD

Assistant Research Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

Alexander G. Robling, MA, PhD

Chair, Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

Uma Sankar, PhD, MS

Associate Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

Stephen Schlecht, PhD, MSC

Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Todd C. Skaar, PhD, MS

Zerbe Professor of Pharmacoeconomics

Brenda J. Smith, PhD, MS

Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Lester J. Smith, PhD

Assistant Professor of Radiology & Imaging Sciences

Edward F. Srour, PhD, MS

Robert J. and Annie S. Rohn Professor Emeritus of Leukemia Research

Attaya Suvannasankha, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine

Stacey E. Tarvin, MD, MS

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Steven S. Welc, PhD

Assistant Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology, and Physiology

Fletcher A. White, PhD

Vergil K. Stoelting Professor of Anesthesia

Carol A. Witczak, PhD

Associate Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology and Physiology

L D. Wurtz, MD

Chair, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Xue Yuan, PhD

Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery

Members in Other Schools at Indiana University

Keith Avin, PhD

Associate Professor - School of Health & Human Sciences

Rafael Bahamonde, PhD

Dean - School of Health & Human Sciences

Annabel Biruete, PhD

Assistant Professor - School of Health & Human Sciences

Angela Bruzzaniti, PhD

Professor - School of Dentistry

Pei-Shiun Chang, PhD

Assistant Professor - School of Nursing

Jie Chen, PhD

Chair, Mechanical & Energy Engineering - School of Engineering & Technology

Tien-Min Chu, DDS, PhD

Professor - School of Dentistry

Andrew Coggan, PhD

Associate Professor - School of Health & Human Sciences

Nilsson Holguin, PhD

Assistant Professor - School of Engineering & Technology

Thomas Fisher, PhD

Dean - Vera Z. Dwyer College of Health Sciences

Robyn Fuchs, PhD

Associate Professor - School of Health & Human Sciences

Monica Hubal, PhD

Associate Professor - School of Health & Human Sciences

NiCole Keith, PhD

Professor - School of Health & Human Sciences

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Mizuho Kittaka, PhD

Assistant Research Scientist - School of Dentistry

Jiliang Li

Professor - School of Science

Ziyue Liu, PhD

Assistant Professor - School of Public Health

Terry Loghmani, PhD

Associate Professor - School of Health & Human Sciences

Alexandru Movila, PhD

Associate Professor - School of Dentistry

Niki Munk, PhD

Associate Professor - School of Health & Human Sciences

Perla Reyes Fernandez

Assistant Research Professor - School of Health & Human Sciences

Randall Roper, PhD

Associate Professor - School of Science

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William R. Thompson, DPT, PhD

Associate Professor - School of Health & Human Sciences

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Diane Wagner, PhD

Associate Professor - School of Engineering & Technology

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Chandler Walker, PhD

Assistant Professor - School of Dentistry

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Joseph Wallace, PhD

Chair, Biomedical Engineering - School of Engineering & Technology

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Stuart Warden, PhD

Professor - School of Health & Human Sciences

Hiroki Yokota, PhD

Professor - School of Engineering & Technology

Purdue University Members

Wayne Campbell, PhD

Professor - College of Health & Human Sciences

Chad Carroll, PhD

Assistant Professor - College of Health & Human Sciences

Deva Chan, PhD

Assistant Professor - School of Biomedical Engineering

Marxa Figueiredo, PhD

Associate Professor - College of Veterinary Medicine

Tim Gavin, PhD

Chair, Health & Kinesiology - College of Health & Human Sciences

Shihuan Kuang, PhD

Professor - College of Agriculture

Dianne Little, PhD

Assistant Professor - College of Veterinary Medicine

Philip Low, PhD

Ralph C. Corley Distinguished Professor - Department of Chemistry

Russell Main, PhD

Associate Professor - College of Veterinary Medicine

Sarah Malek, PhD

Assistant Professor - College of Veterinary Medicine

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James F. Markworth, PhD

Assistant Professor of Animal Sciences

Bruno Roseguini, PhD

Associate Professor - College of Health & Human Sciences

Marian University Members

Jonathan Lowery, PhD

Associate Professor - College of Osteopathic Medicine