Patricia Franklin, MD, MPH, MBA
Professor, Department of Orthopedics and Physical Rehabilitation
Joy McCann Professor of Women in Medicine
Director, Clinical and Outcomes Research, Department of Orthopedics and Physical Rehabilitation
Expertise: Chronic Disease Management, Total Joint Replacement, Clinical Outcomes, Health Informatics, Health Systems
Dr. Patricia Franklin, MD, MPH, MBA, is professor in the School of Medicine with faculty appointments in the Department of Orthopedics and Physical Rehabilitation, Family and Community Medicine, and Clinical and Population Health Research. She serves as PI of the AHRQ-funded comparative effectiveness research registry to evaluate national total joint replacement outcomes, including patient reported function, activity, and peri-operative events, and leads a NIAMS-funded RO1 to design and evaluate a program to optimize patient functional outcome following surgery. Her research interests include quality and outcomes research, chronic disease management, health informatics, and the advancement of women in science.
Leslie R. Harrold, MD, MPH
Associate Professor, Department of Orthopedics and Physical Rehabilitation and Department of Medicine
Research Associate, Meyers Primary Care Institute
Dr. Harrold is a board certified rheumatologist and Associate Professor in the Department of Orthopedics and Physical Rehabilitation with a secondary appointment in the Department of Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She is an outcomes researcher who has received federal and foundation funding to explore issues related to patient safety, quality of care and comparative effectiveness. She has extensive experience using administrative and registry data to identify patients with arthritis and assess their medication usage, health care utilization and clinical outcomes. She is interested in patients’ ability to manage their own conditions and has received a mentored career development award (K23AR053856) from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases focused on arthritis medication adherence. Presently, she is a Co-Investigator in FORCE-TJR.
Jie Song, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Orthopedics and Physical Rehabilitation
Associate Professor, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology
Expertise: Bone and cartilage tissue regeneration, Stem cell renewal, Osteoarthritis, Smart synthetic tissue scaffolds (shape memory materials; degradable hydrogels), Organic Chemistry
Jie Song, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor, with duel faculty appointments, in the Department of Orthopedics and Physical Rehabilitation and Department of Cell and Developmental Biology. Her current research at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) focuses on 1) developing new biomaterial- and stem cell-based approaches towards bone and cartilage tissue regeneration, particularly dealing with hard-to-heal tissue defects resulting from aging, diabetes, and traumatic injuries, 2) identifying novel factors regulating stem cell renewal and skeletal tissue regeneration, 3) identifying new targets for the development disease modifying drugs of osteoarthritis, and 4) improving the osteointegration of and reducing periprosthetic infections associated with existing orthopedic metallic implants.