About Catherine Hill
Catherine Hill is a clinical rheumatologist and epidemiologist. She undertook research work at Boston Univ Arthritis Center (1998-2000). She was awarded the degree of MSc in Epidemiology from Boston Univ in May 2000. The substantive work of the thesis was published in the Lancet (Hill CL, et al. Lancet 2001; 357:96-100), under the supervision of Prof David Felson. Whilst in Boston, she was an investigator on the Boston Osteoarthritis of the Knee Study (BOKS), a longitudinal study of knee OA progression using MRI. This interest has continued since returning and she has continued to publish in these areas. She has published 62 papers in major international journals with a total of over 1000 citations. In 2009, she was awarded a Doctor of Medicine for thesis entitled: ‘MRI analysis of knee osteoarthritis pathology.’ This investigated the correlation between pain and MRI findings in knee OA. Current research activities include chief investigator of NHMRC-funded multicentre RCT of fish oil in knee OA using symptoms and MRI outcomes, investigator for North West Adelaide Health Study (population-based cohort study of 4000 people with musculoskeletal outcomes), population-based studies of association between malignancy and connective tissue diseases, establishing the South Australian Giant Cell Arteritis Registry and knowledge of gout in patients with gout (in collaboration with Arthritis SA). She is a Core Member of the Australian Committee for Prescription Drugs, member of the ARAD and ASIG committees and current Chair, SA Medical Evaluation Panel. In addition, she reviews for a number of international journals.
Idiopathic inflammatory myopathies: diagnostic criteria, classification and epidemiological features.
International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases (2010)
Idiopathic inflammatory myopathies (IIM) are a group of rare autoimmune disorders characterized by muscle inflammation and progressive weakness. The cause ...