Multi-Joint Osteoarthritis – December 13, 2023
December 13, 2023
This talk will cover the definitions of Multi-Joint Osteoarthritis (MJOA), the prevalence and impact of MJOA in the population, and its associations with key outcomes including morbidity and mortality.
About the Speaker:
Amanda E. Nelson, MD, MSCR, RhMSUS
Associate Professor of Medicine
Adjunct Associate Professor of Epidemiology, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
Dr. Nelson is a board-certified internist and rheumatologist with a Masters in Clinical Research in Epidemiology. She spends one day per week in clinic, divided between general rheumatology and musculoskeletal ultrasound, and is involved in fellow education and mentoring. Her research is focused on a variety of aspects of imaging in osteoarthritis (OA), including the contribution of bone shape to OA risk, novel methodologies for analysis of large and complex datasets including machine learning, and assessment of whole-body burden of OA. She is co-PI of the Johnston County OA Project, a 30-year community-based prospective cohort of OA, multiple chronic conditions, pain and disability in Black and White men and women and its new enrollment phase, the Johnston County Health Study. She is also Director of the Phenotyping and Precision Medicine Resource Core of the UNC Core Center for Clinical Research (CCCR) and Medical Director of the OA Action Alliance.