C. Kent Kwoh
University of Arizona Arthritis Center, AZ
Dr. Kwoh’s research group has had a long interest in the epidemiology of a broad spectrum of rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases, with a particular focus on the epidemiology of, and outcome assessment in osteoarthritis. He is currently engaged in several lines of research examining biomarkers, early indicators, pain, outcome assessment, and the examination of risk factors for the development and progression of osteoarthritis. His current work focuses on the identification of biomarkers for outcomes in knee osteoarthritis. One line of research examines quantitative and semi-quantitative assessment of imaging features on MRI that are associated with the incidence of radiographic knee osteoarthritis or progression to total joint replacement. Another line of research examines the characterization of knee pain patterns and MRI features associated knee pain in osteoarthritis.