Neil Binkley, MD | Osteoporosis Clinical Research
Neil Binkley, MD, leads a research program that aims to prevent fractures and maintain independence and quality of life in older adults through education, research and clinical care. The program provides accurate, cutting-edge information about osteoporosis, sarcopenia and fracture risk reduction to the general public, and actively participates in clinical research studies.
Maintaining Independence and Quality of Life in Older Adults
Dr. Binkley's team evaluates ways to improve osteoporosis diagnosis, fracture risk assessment and identify sarcopenia (age-related loss of muscle mass and function).
In addition, because inadequate nutrition contributes to bone and muscle loss with age and thus are modifiable factors that contribute to impaired physical function, falls and fractures, the team is actively involved in studies to advance the laboratory measurement of vitamin D metabolites and evaluate if vitamin D supplementation affects musculoskeletal health.
The team also conducts clinical studies that examine new and existing osteoporosis medications, and is involved in early medication trials to maintain and improve physical function.