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Professor Peter Ebeling, AO, is Head of the Department of Medicine in the School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences. He was also inaugural Director of theAustralian Institute of Musculoskeletal Science (AIMSS).

Professor Peter Ebeling AO completed his MBBS at The University of Melbourne. During his doctoral studies with esteemed medical scientist Professor Jack Martin, Peter's team discovered a new hormone, PTHrP, involved in cancer and normal calcium metabolism. Peter conducted further clinical research in osteoporosis as a post-doctoral fellow at the Mayo Clinic and as a visiting research fellow at the Botnar Centre, Oxford University Institute of Musculoskeletal Sciences.

Peter was Associate Editor of Journal of Bone and Mineral Research from 2008-2012. He currently serves on the Editorial Board of Osteoporosis International and is Editor of Clinical Endocrinology (Oxf)and Editor-in-Chief of Bone Reports. He is Medical Director of Osteoporosis Australia; Board Member,International Osteoporosis Foundation; immediate past-President, Endocrine Society of Australia; past-President of the Australian and New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society (ANZBMS); and Councillor,American Society of Bone and Mineral Research, only the third Australian to be elected. He was on the NHMRC Academy (2009-2014) and now serves on the NHMRC Research Committee (2015-2018).

Professor Ebeling has an h-index of 57; 13,500 citations; and has over 250 peer-reviewed publications, including in the New England Journal of MedicineScience, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAUS, USA) and Journal of Bone and Mineral Research. There have been 136 publications over the last 10 years, and 83 publications over the last 5 years.

In 2015, Professor Ebeling was made an Officer in the Order of Australia (AO) for his distinguished service to medicine in the field of bone health, through academic contributions and research initiatives in a range of administrative, executive and professional roles.

Research interests

Professor Ebeling's research interests include musculoskeletal health and diseases; public health aspects of vitamin D; post-transplantation osteoporosis; osteoporosis in men; and biochemical bone turnover markers.

Research area keywords

  • musculoskeletal
  • osteoporosis
  • bone
  • mineral
  • endocrine
  • endocrinology

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Projects 2012 2022

AmgenTRAFFIC: Fractures and bisphosphonates: reviving osteoporosis treatment uptake by identifying the genetic, material, and microstructural risk factors of atypical femur fractures

Ebeling, P., Grill, V., Sztal-Mazer, S., Seeman, E., Yates, C. J., Sinnott, R., Clifton-Bligh, R., Zillikens, M. C., Ng, A., Adams, A. & Thakker, R. V.

Amgen (Australia)


Project: Other

TrAFFiC: Fractures and bisphosphonates: reviving osteoporosis treatment uptake by identifying the genetic, material, and microstructural risk factors of atypical femur fractures

Ebeling, P., Zillikens, M. C., Thakker, R. V., Clifton-Bligh, R., Sinnott, R., Zebaze, R. M., Seeman, E., Ng, A., Chiang, C. & van den Bergh, J.

National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC)


Project: Research

Research Output 1987 2019

Abdominal aortic calcification, bone mineral density and fractures: A systematic review and meta-Analysis protocol

Rodríguez, A. J., Leow, K., Szulc, P., Scott, D., Ebeling, P., Sim, M., Wong, G., Lim, W. H., Schousboe, J. T., Kiel, D. P., Prince, R. L. & Lewis, J. R., 1 Apr 2019, In : BMJ Open. 9, 4, 5 p., e026232.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleOtherpeer-review

Open Access

Adding Marrow Adiposity and Cortical Porosity to Femoral Neck Areal Bone Mineral Density Improves the Discrimination of Women With Nonvertebral Fractures From Controls

Zebaze, R., Osima, M., Bui, M., Lukic, M., Wang, X., Ghasem-Zadeh, A., Eriksen, E. F., Vais, A., Shore-Lorenti, C., Ebeling, P. R., Seeman, E. & Bjørnerem, Å., 18 Mar 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Bone and Mineral Research. 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Associations of health-related quality of life, fear of falling and objective measures of physical function with bone health in postmenopausal women with low bone mass

Gandham, A., McMillan, L., Ng, C-A., Humbert, L., Bonham, M., Zengin, A., Ebeling, P. & Scott, D., Sep 2019, In : Journal of Clinical Medicine. 8, 9, 13 p., 1370.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
1 Citation (Scopus)

Associations of Sarcopenia and Its Components with Bone Structure and Incident Falls in Swedish Older Adults

Scott, D., Johansson, J., McMillan, L. B., Ebeling, P. R., Nordstrom, P. & Nordstrom, A., 1 Jul 2019, In : Calcified Tissue International. 105, 1, p. 26-36 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)

Associations of Serum 25-Hydroxyvitamin D with Physical Performance and Bone Health in Overweight and Obese Older Adults

Dang, M., Shore-Lorenti, C., McMillan, L. B., Mesinovic, J., Hayes, A., Ebeling, P. R. & Scott, D., 12 Feb 2019, In : International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 16, 3, 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access