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Dennis Black, PhD

Adjunct Investigator

Epidemiology and Biostatistics

dblack@psg.ucsf.edu

Biography

Dr. Dennis M. Black is a professor in residence in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and head of the Division of Clinical Trials and Multicenter Studies at the University of California, San Francisco. The main focus of his research is on osteoporosis and therapies to treat this disease.

Dr. Black is the overall principal investigator and steering committee chair for several industry- and government-sponsored studies investigating novel therapeutic approaches to osteoporosis. Among the research topics these studies address is the development of a surrogate measure for fracture incidence in clinical trials. Other trials have addressed the incidence and causes of atypical subtrochanteric fractures, an unusual type of fracture that may be a consequence of long-term bisphosphonate therapy, and the optimal duration of osteoporosis treatment.

Areas of Focus

  • Osteoporosis
  • Fracture risk
  • Clinical trials

Education

PhD, Biostatistics
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, California
MA, Biostatistics
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, California
BA, Zoology
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, California