(Washington, DC) – Jane A. Cauley, DrPH, has taken office as the new president of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR), the world’s leading scientific organization for bone health research.
“My career is focused on the epidemiology and consequences of osteoporosis in both men and women, including the risks of hip fractures. I have benefited greatly from my involvement in ASBMR that connects me with other leaders in the field and I’m honored to take on the role of president for this coming year,” said Dr. Cauley. “I look forward to continuing this growth with my colleagues in leading our organization and advancing the field of bone, mineral and musculoskeletal research.”
Dr. Cauley is a distinguished professor of epidemiology and Associate Dean for Research at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health and Co-Director of the Center for Aging and Population Health. Her research focuses on the epidemiology of osteoporosis, with special respect to the ethnic and geographic variability in fracture, osteoporosis treatment and the consequences of osteoporosis in both men and women. She is responsible for developing a major research area in calcium and vitamin D supplementation and the association between circulating 25 hydroxyvitamin D and health outcomes including fractures, physical performance and mortality. Her research also focuses on the physical and psychological changes that occur in postmenopausal women. She examines the use of estrogen, risks of hip fractures, bone density and cholesterol levels of women who are going through menopause.
Dr. Cauley serves as Principal Investigator (PI) for several large cohort studies including the Study of Osteoporotic Fracture and the Osteoporotic Fracture Risk in Older Men. She was Co-PI for the Women's Health Initiative and Director of the Epidemiology of Aging Training Program, both sponsored by the National Institutes of Health.
Dr. Cauley’s awards include: 2015, Chancellor’s Distinguished Research Award, University of Pittsburgh; 2014 - 2015, The World's Most Influential Scientific Minds, (Clinical Medicine), Thomson Reuters; 2013, the Golden Femur Award for her debate at the European Calcified Tissue Society meeting and 2011, ASBMR Frederic C. Bartter Award for outstanding clinical investigation in disorders of bone and mineral metabolism. She has mentored 32 PhD students and was awarded the Provost Award for Excellence in Mentoring from the University of Pittsburgh, 2011. Dr. Cauley has authored more than 730 papers for scientific journals and 22 book chapters, and she co-edited Epidemiology of Aging. She’s a member of the Society of Epidemiological Research, the American Public Health Association, the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research, the Endocrine Society and the Gerontological Society of America.
After serving a year as President-Elect, Dr. Cauley will serve as President of ASBMR until September 2017.
About the ASBMR
The American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) is the leading professional, scientific and medical society established to bring together clinical and experimental scientists involved in the study of bone, mineral and musculoskeletal research. ASBMR encourages and promotes the study of this expanding field through annual scientific meetings, an official journal (Journal of Bone and Mineral Research®), the Primer on Metabolic Bone Diseases and Disorders of Mineral Metabolism, advocacy and interaction with government agencies and related societies. To learn more about upcoming meetings and publications, please visit www.asbmr.org.