Joanne M. Jordan, MD, MPH

Joanne M. Jordan MD, MPH

Joanne M. Jordan, MD, MPH, the Joseph P. Archie, Jr. Eminent Professor of Medicine, is a rheumatologist and epidemiologist whose various roles at UNC include; Executive Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development; Chief of the Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology; and Director of the Thurston Arthritis Research Center. 

The Office of Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development oversees Appointments, Promotions, and Tenure Policies; Searches and Academic Reviews of Center Directors and Department Chairs; and several Academic, Diversity and Pipeline Inclusion Programs.  Dr. Jordan also oversees programs focused on Scientific Integrity and Wellness Initiatives.

One of Dr. Jordan’s primary passions involves her mentoring and training.  She has a long history of assembling and nurturing strong scientific teams and fostering the critical thinking, skills and growth – as well as the careers – of students, fellows, trainees and junior faculty. 

Her mentoring leadership has been recognized by leading professional organizations, just one example of which was her receipt of the prestigious 2009 American College of Rheumatology (ACR) Research and Education Foundation Award of Excellence for Investigative Mentoring.

Under Dr. Jordan’s guidance, junior faculty, fellows, and medical and graduate students have received multiple local, national and international awards from organizations such as the ACR, the Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI), the American Federation for Aging Research, and the John Hartford Foundation.