Dr. Callahan, who is Associate Director of the UNC Thurston Arthritis Research Center and National Director of the Osteoarthritis Action Alliance, has been a vital part of USBJI for two decades.

She represented both the Rheumatology Research Foundation and the Arthritis Foundation on the USBJI board, served as Treasurer from 2010-2012, and has served on numerous committees and task forces including the Burden of Musculoskeletal Diseases and the Chronic OA Management Initiative.

Dr. Callahan is looking forward to working collaboratively with USBJI members to improve the prevention of bone and joint disorders, and improve the quality of life for those who are affected.

About the USBJI

The United States Bone and Joint Initiative (USBJI) is the U.S. National Action Network of the Global Alliance for Musculoskeletal Health, a multi-disciplinary initiative targeting the care of people with musculoskeletal conditions — bone and joint disorders.

Its focus is on improving your quality of life as well as advancing the understanding and treatment of those conditions through research, prevention and education. Bones, and the joints that create function and movement, are connected by muscle and ligaments. Their state of health and how they enable Americans to lead an active and healthy life is what the Initiative aims to improve.