Elena Losina, PhD, co-director of the Orthopaedic and Arthritis Center for Outcomes Research (OrACORe) in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, and director of the Policy and Innovation Evaluation in Orthopaedic Treatments (PIVOT) Center has received the Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI) Clinical Research Award for health policy and medical decision-making research in osteoarthritis. She received the award at the 2016 OARSI Congress in March in Amsterdam.
Losina is a founding director of BWH’s Policy Innovation eValuations in Orthopedic Treatments (PIVOT) Research Center and a principal investigator in the Methodology Core of the Robert Brigham Multidisciplinary Clinical Research Center at BWH. She also directs the Statistical Center for Biomarkers Consortium, an international collaboration to establish the prognostic value of biomarkers in osteoarthritis. She has published more than 300 peer-reviewed articles and leads a National Institutes of Health-funded multi-site project to conduct health policy evaluations related to surgical and non-surgical management of knee osteoarthritis.
OARSI is the leading osteoarthritis research organization in the world. The OARSI Clinical Research Award is given to one member each year in recognition of a body of clinical research of significant international impact