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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. Dr. 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.

Imranul Alam, PhD

Imranul Alam, PhD

Assistant Research Professor of Medicine
Matthew R. Allen, PhD

Matthew R. Allen, PhD

Assistant Dean for Faculty Affairs and Professional Development
Keith G. Avin, PhD

Keith G. Avin, PhD

Adjunct Assistant Research Professor of Medicine
Teresita M. Bellido, PhD

Teresita M. Bellido, PhD

Professor of Anatomy & Cell Biology
Joseph P. Bidwell, PhD

Joseph P. Bidwell, PhD

Professor of Anatomy & Cell Biology
Andrea Bonetto, PhD

Andrea Bonetto, PhD

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Kenneth A. Buckwalter, MD

Kenneth A. Buckwalter, MD

Professor of Radiology & Imaging Sciences
David B. Burr, PhD

David B. Burr, PhD

Associate Vice Chancellor for Research, IUPUI
Neal X. Chen, MD, PhD

Neal X. Chen, MD, PhD

Associate Research Professor of Medicine
Zhenhui Chen, PhD

Zhenhui Chen, PhD

Associate Research Professor of Medicine
John M. Chirgwin, PhD

John M. Chirgwin, PhD

Professor of Medicine
Erica L. Clinkenbeard, PhD

Erica L. Clinkenbeard, PhD

Assistant Research Professor of Medical & Molecular Genetics
Marion Couch, MD, PhD

Marion Couch, MD, PhD

Chair, Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
Jesus Delgado-Calle, PhD

Jesus Delgado-Calle, PhD

Assistant Research Professor of Medicine
Linda A. DiMeglio, MA,  MD,  MPH

Linda A. DiMeglio, MA, MD, MPH

Professor of Pediatrics
Michael J. Econs, MD

Michael J. Econs, MD

Glenn W. Irwin, Jr. Professor of Endocrinology and Metabolism
Tatiana Foroud, PhD

Tatiana Foroud, PhD

Chair, Department of Medical & Molecular Genetics
Mark W. Geraci, MD

Mark W. Geraci, MD

Chair, Department of Medicine
Theresa A. Guise, MD

Theresa A. Guise, MD

Jerry W. and Peggy S. Throgmartin Professor of Oncology
Gary D. Hutchins, PhD

Gary D. Hutchins, PhD

John W. Beeler Professor of Radiology
Erik A. Imel, MD

Erik A. Imel, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Kathryn J. Jones, PhD

Kathryn J. Jones, PhD

Chair, Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology
Melissa A. Kacena, PhD

Melissa A. Kacena, PhD

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Nicole R. Keith, PhD

Nicole R. Keith, PhD

Professor Tenured/Tenure-Track
Yukiko Kitase, DDS

Yukiko Kitase, DDS

Assistant Research Professor of Anatomy & Cell Biology
Noriyoshi Kurihara, PhD

Noriyoshi Kurihara, PhD

Senior Research Professor of Medicine
Bruce T. Lamb, PhD

Bruce T. Lamb, PhD

Executive Director, Paul and Carole Stark Neurosciences Research Institute
Lang Li, MD, PhD

Lang Li, MD, PhD

Adjunct Professor of Medical & Molecular Genetics
Patrick J. Loehrer, MD

Patrick J. Loehrer, MD

Distinguished Professor
Tatiana Y. Kostrominova, PhD

Tatiana Y. Kostrominova, PhD

Associate Professor of Anatomy & Cell Biology, IU School of Medicine-Northwest-Gary
Keith L. March, MD, PhD

Keith L. March, MD, PhD

Adjunct Professor of Medicine
Todd O. McKinley, MD

Todd O. McKinley, MD

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Margaret A. McNulty, PhD

Margaret A. McNulty, PhD

Assistant Professor of Anatomy & Cell Biology
R. Michael Meneghini, MD

R. Michael Meneghini, MD

Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Sharon M. Moe, MD

Sharon M. Moe, MD

Stuart A. Kleit Professor of Nephrology
Khalid S. Mohammad, MD, PhD

Khalid S. Mohammad, MD, PhD

Senior Research Professor of Medicine
Ranjani N. Moorthi, MBBS

Ranjani N. Moorthi, MBBS

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Brian H. Mullis, MD

Brian H. Mullis, MD

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Grzegorz Nalepa, MD,  PhD

Grzegorz Nalepa, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Thomas M. O'Connell, PhD

Thomas M. O'Connell, PhD

Associate Professor of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
Jason M. Organ, PhD

Jason M. Organ, PhD

Assistant Professor of Anatomy & Cell Biology
Fredrick M. Pavalko, PhD

Fredrick M. Pavalko, PhD

Professor of Cellular & Integrative Physiology
Munro Peacock, MD,  DSC

Munro Peacock, MD, DSC

Professor of Medicine
Lilian I. Plotkin, PhD

Lilian I. Plotkin, PhD

Associate Professor of Anatomy & Cell Biology
Matt Prideaux, PhD

Matt Prideaux, PhD

Assistant Research Professor of Anatomy & Cell Biology
Alexander G. Robling, PhD

Alexander G. Robling, PhD

Professor of Anatomy & Cell Biology
G. David D. Roodman, MD, PhD

G. David D. Roodman, MD, PhD

Kenneth Wiseman Professor of Medicine
Uma Sankar, PhD

Uma Sankar, PhD

Associate Professor of Anatomy & Cell Biology
Todd C. Skaar, PhD

Todd C. Skaar, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Lester J. Smith, PhD

Lester J. Smith, PhD

Assistant Research Professor of Radiology & Imaging Sciences
Michael Sturek, MS,  PhD

Michael Sturek, MS, PhD

Chair, Department of Cellular & Integrative Physiology
Attaya Suvannasankha, MD

Attaya Suvannasankha, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Stephen B. Trippel, MD

Stephen B. Trippel, MD

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Kenneth E. White, PhD

Kenneth E. White, PhD

Chancellor's Professor
Laura E. Wright, PhD

Laura E. Wright, PhD

Assistant Research Professor of Medicine
L D. Wurtz, MD

L D. Wurtz, MD

Chair, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Toshiyuki Yoneda, PhD

Toshiyuki Yoneda, PhD

Senior Research Professor of Medicine
Teresa A. Zimmers, PhD

Teresa A. Zimmers, PhD

Associate Professor of Surgery
Ziyue Liu, MD

Ziyue Liu, MD

Associate Professor, School of Public Health

Members in Other Schools at Indiana University

Rafael Bahamonde, PhD, Interim Dean, Department of Kinesiology
Mary Beth Brown, PT, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Physical Therapy
Angela Bruzzaniti, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical & Applied Sciences
Tien-Min Gabriel Chu, PhD, DDS, Associate Dean for Research, Department of Biomedical & Applied Sciences
Andrew Coggan, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology
Thomas Fisher, PhD, OTR, CCM, FAOTA, Chair, Department of Occupational Therapy
Robyn Fuchs, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Physcial Therapy
Nilsson Holguin, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Engineering
Monica Hubal, PhD, Professor, Department of Physical Education
Alan Mikesky, PhD, Professor Emeritus, Department of Kinesiology
Niki Munk, PhD, LMT, Assistant Professor of Health Sciences
William R. Thompson, PhD, DPT, Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy
Stuart J. Warden, PhD, Associate Dean for Research, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Hiroki Yokota, PhD, Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Purdue University Members

Sarah Calve, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Wayne Campbell, PhD, Professor of Nutritional Science
Chad Carroll, PhD, Assistant Professor of Health & Kinesiology
Jie Chen, PhD, Chair and Professor of Mechanical and Energy Engineering
Marxa Figueiredo, PhD, Associate Professor, Basic Medical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine
Katie Gallant, PhD, Assistant Professor & Director, Didactic Program in Dietetics
Jiliang Li, PhD, PE, Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Russ Main, PhD, Associate Professor of Basic Medical Sciences, Purdue College of Veterinary Medicine
Joseph Wallace, PhD, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Diane Wagner, PhD, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Connie Weaver, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Nutrition Science