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Our leadership and staff from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Thurston Arthritis Research Center include people from varying backgrounds. Some staff have worked with the Johnston County Osteoarthritis Project since its beginning in 1991, others for 10 years or more. Many of our staff live in Johnston County. Our leadership and staff are passionate about research, science, and helping the community.

Dr. Joanne Jordan
Principal Investigator
1990-2017

Dr. Amanda Nelson
Co-Principal Investigator
2017–present

Dr. Yvonne Golightly
Co-Principal Investigator
2017–present

Dr. Leigh Callahan
Co-Investigator

Dr. Kelli Allen
Co-Investigator

Dr. Jordan Renner
Co-Investigator

Dr. Todd Schwartz
Statistician

Dr. Becki Cleveland
Statistician

Dr. Bill Kalsbeek
Statistician

Carolina Alvarez
Statistician

Liubov Arbeeva
Statistician

Patrick Gale
Data Manager

Sue Guin
Clinical Staff

Ana Luisa Gutierrez-Lozano
Clinical Staff

Kelly Johnson
Clinical Staff

Tessa Walker
Research Project Director