Julien Paccou, MD, PhD is a professor in Rheumatology at Lille University Hospital, France. He received his MD from Lille University Hospital in 2008. He has prepared and obtained his PhD thesis in 2013 on Vascular Calcification in Rheumatoid Arthritis in the INSERM U1088 laboratory at Amiens University Hospital, France. Then, he completed his postdoctoral fellowship in 2014 at the MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit, University of Southampton, UK under the supervision of Professor Cyrus Cooper.
His previous research has examined Vascular Calcification in Rheumatoid Arthritis. In a review recently published in Bone, Pr Paccou and colleagues describe the role of the Bone Marrow Fat in Skeletal Health. One of his current projects is assessing body composition changes under ustekinumab among patients with psoriatic arthritis. Further, Dr Paccou would like to initiate a research project evaluating the bone marrow fat content in postmenopausal women with and without fragility fracture.