John A Kanis

Prof. John A. Kanis is Emeritus Professor in Human Metabolism, and Director of the Centre for Metabolic Bone Diseases (Formerly WHO Collaborating Centre), University of Sheffield, UK and Professorial Fellow at the Catholic University of Australia (Melbourne).  He is President Emeritus of the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF President from 2008-2017), member of its Committee of Scientific Advisors and Chairman of the Working Group on Epidemiology and Quality of Life. Prof. Kanis’ research interests are largely related to disorders of skeletal metabolism including osteoporosis, sarcopenia, Paget's disease of bone, hyperparathyroidism, renal osteodystrophy and neoplasia affecting the skeleton. Contributions to research include cell biology, histomorphometry of bone, assessment and treatment of bone disorders, guideline development, health technology assessment, epidemiology, regulatory affairs and health economics. He is the Editor in Chief of Osteoporosis International and Archives of Osteoporosis, and serves on the editorial board of several journals. He is the author of more than 1000 papers, chapters and books on bone disease and metabolism. His current major interest is in the development of risk assessment algorithms and the formulation of practice guidelines in many regions of the world.

Updated March 2017