Amanda Nelson MD MSCR RhMSUS

University of North Carolina - School of Medicine


Dr. Nelson is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a member of the Thurston Arthritis Research Center, and a board-certified internist and rheumatologist with a Masters in Clinical Research in epidemiology. She is also certified in musculoskeletal ultrasound. Dr. Nelson’s research is focused on a variety of aspects of imaging in OA, including the contribution of bone shape to OA risk, novel methodologies for analysis of imaging data, and assessment of whole body burden of OA. She has also done work with serum biomarkers of OA, and investigated racial and gender differences in imaging and other aspects of OA. She is on the editorial board for Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, and in addition to her peer-reviewed publications, has coauthored a book and several book chapters on OA. Dr. Nelson is a working group chair and on the steering committee for the OA Action Alliance, a coalition of public health leaders and stakeholders committed to elevating OA as a national health priority in the U.S.