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Joanne M. Jordan, MD MPH
Herman and Louise Smith Distinguished Professor of Medicine in Arthritis
Professor, Orthopaedics
Adjunct Professor, Epidemiology
Chief, Division of Rheumatology, Allergy, and Immunology
Director, Thurston Arthritis Research Center
University of North Carolina
Joanne M. Jordan, MD MPH (AB, Cornell University; MD The Johns Hopkins Medical
Institutions; MPH University of North Carolina School of Public Health) received her
training in Internal Medicine and sub-specialty training in Rheumatology and
Immunology at Duke University Medical Center. She joined the faculty of the
Division of Rheumatology, Allergy, and Immunology at the University of North
Carolina in 1987. She currently is the Chief of the Division of Rheumatology, Allergy,
and Immunology and the Director of the Thurston Arthritis Research Center.
Her research interests are in the epidemiology and genetics of osteoarthritis. She is
the principal investigator of the Johnston County Osteoarthritis Project, a large, 20+
year, community-based prospective study of people age 45 and older. The study is
the first of its type to include both African-Americans and Caucasians and is unique
in its inclusion of radiographic, serologic, genetic and physical and functional
examinations of its participants.
Dr. Jordan currently serves as Chair of the US Bone and Joint Initiative’s Chronic
Osteoarthritis Management Initiative (COAMI). She is the Deputy Editor for Clinical
Science of the journal Osteoarthritis and Cartilage and is a member of the Board of
Directors of the Osteoarthritis Research Society International. She is the recipient of
the Osteoarthritis Research Society International's Clinical Research Award in 2007,
the 2009 American College of Rheumatology Award of Distinction in Investigative
Mentoring, and the 2011 Rural Sociological Society’s Distinguished Service to Rural
Life Award.
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