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Bess Dawson-Hughes
Bess Dawson-Hughes, MD Director, Bone Metabolism Laboratory at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research, Center on Aging at Tufts University and Professor of Medicine at Tufts


Bone and Muscle Metabolism

Research Interest

Role of calcium, vitamin D, protein and the acid base balance of the diet in reducing bone and muscle loss that occurs with aging

Educational Background

Tufts University School of Medicine, MD


Dr. Dawson-Hughes is an endocrinologist and Professor of Medicine and Director of the Bone Metabolism Laboratory. Her research is directed at examining ways in which calcium, vitamin D, protein, and other nutrients influence bone, muscle, and risk of fracture. She is author of over 450 scientific publications.