Flavia Cicuttini


1989 …2022
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Flavia graduated in medicine from Monash University in 1982 and completed a PhD at the University of Melbourne in 1993. Flavia then completed an MSc at the University of London, looking at risk factors for osteoarthritis and completed further study at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 1996. Current research includes using Magnetic Resonance Imaging to understand factors that affect joint cartilage in healthy and diseased states.

Contributions to teaching include coordination and teaching Research Methods in the Master of Public Health, coordination of Epidemiology and Biostatistics by distance mode of delivery, and Medicine and Research for 4th year undergraduate medical students. Current advisory panel membership includes NHMRC Research Fellowships Advisory Panel, Royal Australasian College of Physicians Research Advisory Committee and Jacquot Selection Committee, RACP, and OARSI study group on osteoarthritis of the hand.

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Projects 2000 2022

Research Output 1989 2019

Author's response to letter to editor: “Confounding variables in future studies assessing relationship between paraspinal muscles and low back pain”

Ranger, T. A., Cicuttini, F. M., Jensen, T. S., Heritier, S. & Urquhart, D. M., 1 Jun 2019, In : Spine Journal. 19, 6, p. 1134-1135 2 p.

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Effect of breakfast on weight and energy intake: Systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials

Sievert, K., Hussain, S. M., Page, M. J., Wang, Y., Hughes, H. J., Malek, M. & Cicuttini, F. M., 30 Jan 2019, In : BMJ (Online). 364, 12 p., l42.

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Open Access

Low-Dose Amitriptyline for Chronic Low Back Pain - Reply

Urquhart, D. M., Wluka, A. & Cicuttini, F., 1 Mar 2019, In : JAMA Internal Medicine. 179, 3, p. 450-451 2 p.

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Prospective associations of osteosarcopenia and osteodynapenia with incident fracture and mortality over 10 years in community-dwelling older adults

Balogun, S., Winzenberg, T., Wills, K., Scott, D., Callisaya, M., Cicuttini, F., Jones, G. & Aitken, D., 1 May 2019, In : Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics. 82, p. 67-73 7 p.

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