Prof. Juliet Compston University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK


Juliet Compston OBE MD, FRCP, FRCPE, FRCPath, FMedSci is Emeritus Professor of Bone Medicine at the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine. Her research is focused on the pathophysiology of osteoporosis and the cellular and structural mechanisms by which pharmacological interventions preserve bone mass and reduce fracture risk. She... read morehas conducted studies into the pathophysiology of bone disease in a number of disorders, including postmenopausal osteoporosis, post-transplantation osteoporosis and cystic fibrosis. Recently her research has focused on fractures in obese postmenopausal women.
Professor Compston is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research. She is a past President of the Bone and Tooth Society of Great Britain, as well as a past Chairman and President of the International Society of Bone Morphometry. She is Chair of the European Union Osteoporosis Consultation Panel and of the UK National Osteoporosis Guidelines Group. She has published over 350 original research papers and reviews.
In 2006, Professor Compston was awarded the National Osteoporosis Society Kohn Foundation Award, and in 2009, the International Bone and Mineral Society John G Haddad Jr Award and the ASBMR Frederic C Bartter Award. In 2014 she was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire for services to the treatment of osteoporosis.