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Macri, Erin

E.M. (Erin) Macri, PhD

Postdoctoral researcher

  • Department
  • Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine and General Practice
  • Focus area
  • Knee osteoarthritis
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Dr. Erin Macri is a Canadian-trained physical therapist who completed her PhD in 2017 at the University of British Columbia, Canada. Her dissertation focused on characterizing patellofemoral alignment and bony morphology in individuals with patellofemoral osteoarthritis.

Her first postdoctoral position was in the Dept. of Physical Therapy at the University of Delaware. She came to Erasmus MC in 2018 as a Banting Postdoctoral Fellow (funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research), and in 2020 joined the Department of Orthopaedics and Sport Medicine to collaborate on the MOBI project (Modeling Osteoarthritis through Biomechanics and Imaging).

Dr. Macri is an associate editor for the British Journal of Sports Medicine, and is also on the editorial board for Arthritis 

Field(s) of expertise

Dr. Macri’s research interests involve identifying modifiable risk factors for knee osteoarthritis, with a special interest in human movement. Her long term research aims are to develop novel treatment strategies for the prevention and management of knee osteoarthritis.

Education and career

2007 Masters of Physical Therapy, The University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada

2013 MSc Experimental Medicine, UBC

2017 PhD Experimental Medicine, UBC


Other positions

  • Senior Associate Editor, British Journal of Sports Medicine;
  • Associate Editor, Arthritis Care & Research

Scholarships, grants, and awards

CIHR Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship Award 2018-2020 ($140 CAD);

CIHR Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship 2014-2017 ($150K CAD);

OARSI Travel Scholarship Award 2016 ($6500USD);

Australian Endeavour Research Fellowship Award 2012 ($25K AUD)