Sports Endocrine Research
Our group aims to further medical research and knowledge about common endocrine issues facing athletes today, including the female athlete triad. Learn more about the Sports Endocrine Research study, which examines reproductive and bone health in young athletes.
Bionutritionist Tara Holmes obtaining readings during the VO2 endurance test.
Our group has demonstrated that low bone density is prevalent in adolescent girls and boys with anorexia nervosa and is associated with decreased bone turnover. Hormonal alterations that predict low bone density in this disorder include hypogonadism, a nutritionally acquired resistance to growth hormone effects, and high cortisol levels. Weight gain and resumption of menses are associated with some improvement in bone parameters, however, residual deficits persist, raising concerns regarding inadequate catch-up and suboptimal peak bone mass acquisition. Studies exploring possible therapeutic strategies to improve bone density in teenagers with anorexia nervosa are ongoing.
Our group has demonstrated that growth hormone and cortisol status are important determinants of visceral fat and cardiometabolic risk in teenagers with obesity. We are currently evaluating the effect of low dose growth hormone administration on body composition and cardiometabolic risk in obese adolescent girls.
| Anne Klibanski, MD
Laurie Carrol Guthart Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Chief, Neuroendocrine Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital
Phone: 617 726 3870 Fax: 617 726 5072
| Madhusmita (Madhu) Misra, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Program Director, Pediatric Endocrinology, MassGeneral Hospital for Children
Co-Chair, MGHfC Research Council
Associate Director, HCCRC, Harvard Catalyst
Pediatrician, MassGeneral Hospital for Children
Phone: 617 726 3870 Fax: 617 726 8528 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Sports Medicine and Endocrinology|
| Kathryn Ackerman, MD, MPH
Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Assistant in Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital
Phone: 617-726-7528 Fax: 617 726 8528 E-mail: email@example.com
|Meghan Slattery, NP
Phone: 617-643-0267 Fax: 617 726 8528 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Study Coordinators and Assistants
Hannah Clarke, BS
Phone: 617-724-6046 Fax: 617 726 8528 E-mail: email@example.com
Lisa Pierce, BS
Phone: 617-726-1428 Fax: 617 726 8528 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cristina Gutierrez, BA
Phone: 617-726-0266 Fax: 617 726 8528 E-mail: email@example.com