Kassim Javaid

Senior Research Fellow; Professor of Osteoporosis and Adult Rare Bone Diseases; Lecturer in Metabolic Bone Disease, NDORMS

Dr Kassim Javaid studied medicine at Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School, and did his house jobs in London.

He then finished a three year SHO rotation in medicine at Southampton General Hospital followed by 8 months as a registrar before starting at the MRC Environmental Epidemiology Unit in October 2000.

His research interests are in epidemiology and adult metabolic bone disease, focusing on vitamin D, osteoporosis, secondary fracture prevention and rare bone diseases. He was made a full professor of the university in the 2023 Recognition of Distinction.


Walker-Bone, Karen & Javaid, K & Arden, N & Cooper, C. (2000). Regular review – Medical management of osteoarthritis. BMJ (Clinical research ed.). 321. 936-40. 10.1136/bmj.321.7266.936.

Harvey, Nicholas & Holroyd, Christopher & Ntani, Georgia & Javaid, Kassim & Cooper, Philip & Moon, Rebecca & Cole, Zoe & Tinati, Tannaze & Godfrey, Keith & Dennison, Elaine & Bishop, Nick & Baird, Janis & Cooper, Cyrus. (2014). Vitamin D supplementation in pregnancy: A systematic review. Health technology assessment (Winchester, England). 18. 1-190. 10.3310/hta18450.

Cooper, Cyrus & Westlake, Sarah & Harvey, Nicholas & Javaid, Kassim & Dennison, Elaine & Hanson, Mark. (2006). Review: developmental origins of osteoporotic fracture. Osteoporosis international : a journal established as result of cooperation between the European Foundation for Osteoporosis and the National Osteoporosis Foundation of the USA. 17. 337-47. 10.1007/s00198-005-2039-5.

Kerkhof, H.J.M. & Doherty, Michael & Arden, N.K. & Abramson, S.B. & Attur, Mukundan & Bos, Steffan & Cooper, C & Dennison, Elaine & Doherty, S.A. & Evangelou, Evangelos & Hart, D.J. & Hofman, A & Javaid, K & Kerna, Irina & Kisand, Kalle & Kloppenburg, M & Krasnokutsky, Svetlana & Maciewicz, Rose & Meulenbelt, Ingrid & Valdes, Ana. (2010). Large-scale meta-analysis of interleukin-1 beta and interleukin-1 receptor antagonist polymorphisms on risk of radiographic hip and knee osteoarthritis and severity of knee osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis and cartilage / OARS, Osteoarthritis Research Society. 19. 265-71. 10.1016/j.joca.2010.12.003.

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