Prof. Bess Dawson-Hughes

Tufts University School of Medicine, USA

Dr. Dawson-Hughes graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine and completed her house training at Tufts and an endocrine fellowship at Harvard. She directs the Bone Metabolism Laboratory at the USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging and is Professor of Medicine at Tufts. She is the General Secretariat of the International Osteoporosis Foundation and is a past president of the National Osteoporosis Foundation. She was a founding Director of the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space. This board directs research and technology development on the International Space Station National Laboratory.

Her research is directed at determining ways in which calcium, vitamin D, protein and the acid-base balance of the diet influence age-related bone and muscle loss. She has published over 450 peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and reviews. She has received many awards for her research and scientific leadership including the IOF President’s Metal and the IOF Award for Scientific Achievement. She was cited in the Thomson Reuters report on ‘Highly Cited Researchers’, which included scientists who had published the greatest number of highly cited papers (in the top 1% of citations) in the field of clinical research in 2002 through 2013.

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