Michael C. Nevitt, PhD, MPH

Professor, Epidemiology and Biostatistics
University of California, San Francisco
Phone: 415-514-8048
Fax: 415-514-8150
E-Mail: [email protected]

Box 0560
550 16th St., San Francisco, CA 94158

Additional Websites: MOST, Osteoarthritis Initiative, SOF

Dr. Nevitt is a leading expert on the epidemiology of osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee and hip. He leads the Coordinating Center for two landmark studies of knee OA, the Osteoarthritis Initiative (OAI) and the Multicenter Osteoarthritis (MOST) Study. These are the first large longitudinal cohort studies in the US to focus on OA of the knee using MR imaging. The OAI provides a public use dataset that is widely used by other investigators world-wide. He is also the Principal Investigator of the SOF Hip OA study.

Research Interests

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis biomarkers
  • Osteoporosis

Selected Publications

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  1. Nevitt MC, Zhang Y, Javaid M, et al. High bone mineral density increases the risk of incident knee OA and joint space narrowing, but not radiographic progression of existing knee OA. Ann Rheum Dis. 2010;69(1):163-8.
  2. Javaid MK, Lane NE, Mackey DC, Lui LY, Arden NK, Beck TJ, Hochberg MC, Nevitt MC. Changes in proximal femoral mineral geometry precede the onset of radiographic hip osteoarthritis: The study of osteoporotic fractures. Arthritis Rheum. 2009 Jul;60(7):2028-36. PMID: 19565486.
  3. Arden NK, Lane NE, Parimi N, Javaid KM, Lui LY, Hochberg MC, Nevitt MC. Defining incident radiographic hip osteoarthritis for epidemiologic studies in women. Arthritis Rheum. 2009;60:1052-9. PMID: 19333950.
  4. Peterfy CG, Schneider E, Nevitt M. The osteoarthritis initiative: report on the design rationale for the magnetic resonance imaging protocol for the knee. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2008;16:1433-41. PMID: 18786841.
  5. Felson DT, Nevitt MC, Yang M. et al. A New Approach Yields High Rates of Radiographic Progression in Knee Osteoarthritis. J Rheumatol. 2008 Sep 15. [Epub ahead of print].
  6. Neogi T, Nevitt MC, Ensrud KE, Bauer D, Felson DT. The effect of alendronate on progression of spinal osteophytes and disc space narrowing. Ann Rheum Dis. 2008 23(9):1458-67.
  7. Nevitt MC, Peterfy C, Guermazi A, et al. Longitudinal performance evaluation and validation of fixed flexion radiography of the knee for detection of joint space loss. Arthritis Rheum, 2007;56:1512-20.
  8. Nevitt MC, Chen P, Kiel DP, et al. Reduction in the risk of developing back pain persists at least 30- months after discontinuation of teriparatide treatment: a meta-analysis. Osteoporos Int. 2006 Aug 8; [Epub].
  9. Arden N, Nevitt MC, Osteoarthritis: epidemiology. Best pract Res Clin Rheumatol. 2006 Feb;20(1):3-25.
  10. Nevitt MC, Cummings SR, Stone SL, et al. Risk Factors for a First Incident Radiographic Vertebral Fracture in Women Ages 65 and Over. J Bone Miner Res 2005;20:131-40.