Dr. Hannan is a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and a Senior Scientist at the Institute for Aging Research at Hebrew SeniorLife in Boston, MA, USA. She is the co-Director of the large Musculoskeletal Research Center at the Institute. Dr. Marian T. Hannan received her undergraduate degree at the University of California, Berkeley, the Master of Public Health degree at Yale University School of Medicine and her doctorate in Epidemiology at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Hannan is the Editor-in-Chief for the highly regarded journal, Arthritis Care & Research.
At Harvard Medical School, Dr. Hannan teaches Clinical Epidemiology and Population Health to first-year medical students. She also lectures in the HMS geriatrics fellowship program. Dr. Hannan directs the Frailty Course at Harvard School of Public Health. Since 2004, Dr. Hannan has served on NIH study sections reviewing national grant applications, as well as providing reviews for many international science organizations. Her mentoring of young investigators includes many scientists and medical fellows in the Boston area as well as 8-10 per year across the U.S. and Canada through the U.S. Bone & Joint Initiative’s Young Investigator Initiative.
Dr. Hannan is currently conducting research on risk factors for arthritis, foot disorders and biomechanics, hip fracture and osteoporosis. She is particularly interested in the effect of biomechanics upon physical function and the influence of body composition. She is widely published with her work represented in over 50 scientific journals in the medical field, including Arthritis Care & Research, New England Journal of Medicine, Arthritis & Rheumatology and Journal of Bone & Mineral Research. Dr. Hannan is the principal investigator on a number of National Institutes of Health grants, and has had continuous NIH grant funding since 1996.
Dr. Hannan collaborates closely with investigators in the IFAR Musculoskeletal Research Center in Boston, using the combined expertise of bioengineers, rheumatologists, nutritional epidemiologists, geneticists, molecular biologists and statisticians to quantify risk factors contributing to musculoskeletal diseases. Dr. Hannan lectures frequently at major institutions including Yale University, the University of Connecticut, the Hospital for Special Surgery, Tufts University and the University of California. Dr. Hannan looks forward to the continued growth of musculoskeletal research across the world, and the gaps in knowledge that will be addressed by the teaching and training of medical and post-doctoral fellows.
Professor Anne-Maree Keenan
Leeds Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) University of Leeds
Professor Anne-Maree Keenan OBE, is Chair in Applied Health Research at the University of Leeds and the Assistant Director of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Leeds Biomedical Research Centre. After qualifying as a podiatrist in Melbourne, Anne-Maree worked in public and private sector podiatry positions, while also teaching at La Trobe University and then the University of Western Sydney. Anne-Maree moved to Leeds in 2002 where she was employed as a Research Fellow in the Academic Unit of Rheumatology at the University of Leeds: she completed her PhD which focussed on the impact of osteoarthritis on quality of life in 2007. Anne-Maree’s current research portfolio is centred around the impact and treatment of the foot in musculoskeletal disease, with a particular emphasis on osteoarthritis. A passionate champion of supporting women, Anne-Maree is co-founder of the Leeds Female Leaders Network, an 800 strong network which brings together men and women to support developing female leaders across the Leeds health sector. Anne-Maree was awarded an OBE in the 2018 Queens Birthday Honours for her services to podiatry.
Professor Adrian Bauman
Adrian Bauman is Professor of Public Health, and theme leader for Physical Activity and Exercise at the Charles Perkins Centre at Sydney University, and he co-directs the WHO Collaborating Centre on Physical Activity, Nutrition and Obesity. He works extensively in chronic disease prevention and in particular physical activity research, epidemiological studies, and the evaluation of population physical activity interventions and behaviour change programs. He is well published in the scientific literature, and is named on the 2015, 2016 and 2017 Thompson-Reuter (Clarivate) lists of the most cited 1% of researchers in any discipline.