Dr Dana Bliuc

Research Officer

Conjoint/Adjunct Role(s)

Conjoint Lecturer, St Vincent’s Clinical School, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW Australia

Dr Dana Bliuc completed a Masters in Medicine at the University of New South Wales, Australia, in 2004 followed by a PhD from the same university in 2010. During her PhD studies, Dana was awarded an outstanding abstract award at the International Osteoporosis Foundation Asia-Pacific Regional Conference (2006) and the prestigious Young Investigator Award from the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (2007). Recently, she was awarded an Early Career NHMRC Fellowship to continue her post-doctoral studies at the Garvan Institute.

She has worked closely with A/Prof Jacqueline Center on the outcomes of subsequent fracture and mortality following minimal trauma fractures, drawing on data from the Dubbo Ostoporosis Epidemiology Study. She has been instrumental in applying novel statistical techniques to improve our understanding of the overall consequences of low trauma fracture.

She will be playing a major role in the analysis of data from multiple large international studies aimed at understanding why some people with osteoporotic fractures do badly and go on to have another fracture or die earlier than expected. 

Research Interests

Epidemiology of Osteoporosis and Fracture
Fracture Outcomes
Causes of post-fracture mortality

Awards and Honours

2014-2017 - NHMRC Early Career Fellowship
2007 - Young Investigator Award, American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
2007-2009 - NHMRC Primary Health Care Scholarship
2006 - ANZBMS/IOF Amgen Outstanding Abstract Award
2004 - Osteoporosis Australia Scholarship

Education

2010 - PhD, University of New South Wales - Australia
2005 - MSc (in Medicine), University of New South Wales - Australia
1993 - MD, University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Iasi - Romania

Selected Publications

Bliuc D, Alarkawi D, Nguyen TV, Eisman JA, Center JR. Risk of Subsequent Fracture and Mortality in Elderly Women and Men With Fragility Fractures With and Without Osteoporotic Bone Density: The Dubbo Osteoporosis Epidemiology Study. J Bone Miner Res. 2014 Oct 31 

Bliuc D., Nguyen T.V., Eisman J.A. and Center J.R. The impact of non-hip non-vertebral fractures in elderly women and men. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2014 Feb;99(2):415-23.

Bliuc D., Nguyen N.D., Nguyen T.V., Eisman J.A. and Center J.R. Compound risk of high mortality following osteoporotic fracture and refracture in elderly women and men. J Bone Miner Res. 2013 Nov;28(11):2317-24

Ahmed LA, Center JR, Bjørnerem A, Bliuc D, Joakimsen RM, Jørgensen L, Meyer HE, Nguyen ND, Nguyen TV, Omsland TK, Størmer J, Tell GS, van Geel TA, Eisman JA, Emaus N. Progressively increasing fracture risk with advancing age after initial incident fragility fracture: the Tromsø study. J Bone Miner Res. 2013 Oct; 28(10):2214-21.

Center JR, Bliuc D, Nguyen ND, Nguyen TV, Eisman JA. Osteoporosis medication and reduced mortality risk in elderly women and men. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2011 Apr; 96(4):1006-14.

Bliuc D, Nguyen ND, Milch VE, Nguyen TV, Eisman JA, Center JR. Mortality risk associated with low-trauma osteoporotic fracture and subsequent fracture in men and women. JAMA. 2009 Feb 4; 301(5):513-21. 

Center JR, Bliuc D, Nguyen TV, Eisman JA. Risk of subsequent fracture after low-trauma fracture in men and women. JAMA. 2007 Jan 24; 297(4):387-94. 

Kuo I, Ong C, Simmons L, Bliuc D, Eisman J, Center J. Successful direct intervention for osteoporosis in patients with minimal trauma fractures Osteoporos Int. 2007 Dec;18(12):1633-9. 

Bliuc D, Eisman JA, Center JR. A randomized study of two different information-based interventions on the management of osteoporosis in minimal and moderate trauma fractures Osteoporos Int. 2006; 17(9):1309-17.

Bliuc D, Ong CR, Eisman JA, Center JR Barriers to effective management of osteoporosis in moderate and minimal trauma fractures: a prospective study. Osteoporos Int. 2005 Aug;16(8):977-82.

Dr Dana Bliuc