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Alyssa B. Dufour, Ph.D.

Assistant Scientist II, Hinda and Arthur Marcus Institute for Aging Research
Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Dr. Dufour completed her training in biostatistics at Boston University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Her methodological expertise is based in cluster analysis of unstable longitudinal patterns of disease progression.  She has received the Scientist Development Award from the American College of Rheumatology, Rheumatology Research Foundation; through this mechanism, she lead investigations of body composition remodeling in aging and its role in the epidemiology of foot disorders utilizing data from the Framingham Foot Study. Dr. Dufour has many collaborations both within the Hinda and Arthur Marcus Institute for Aging Research and at outside institutions.  She works closely with the faculty of the Musculoskeletal Research Center at the Marcus Institute on many projects studying foot heath in older adults.  Dr. Dufour has also collaborated with faculty at MAVERIC at the VA Boston Healthcare System, working with a group studying medication use in cardiac stenting.  Additionally, as a Visiting Scientist at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden, she is involved in an intervention study of physical activity in Rheumatoid Arthritis and spends a portion of her time each year in Stockholm.  At the Marcus Institute, Dr. Dufour also sits on the Institutional Review Board as a member, providing statistical expertise to the review of research studies.

Selected Publications

Harvard Catalyst Profile

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