The NIAMS Advisory Council meets three times each year to advise the Institute about its research portfolio and broader issues of science policy, and provide a secondary review of all grant applications that have been favorably recommended by a scientific peer group. Members of the Council are drawn from the scientific and lay communities and represent all areas within the Institute’s research mission. See the full list of NIH Advisory Committees.

Upcoming Advisory Council Meeting Dates

  • September 1, 2020
  • January 26, 2021
  • May 18, 2021
  • August 31, 2021
  • February 1, 2022
  • June 7, 2022
  • September 6, 2022

Meeting Agenda (presentations are available upon request)

Minutes From Recent Meetings

Advisory Council Roster

CARTER, Robert H., M.D.
Acting Director, NIAMS
Bethesda, MD 20892

BALL, Karen L. (2022)
President and CEO
The Sturge-Weber Foundation

BATHON, Joan M., MD (2022)
Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of Rheumatology
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
New York, NY 10032

BUYON, Jill P., M.D. (2021)
Director, Department of Medicine
Division of Rheumatology
New York University School of Medicine
New York, NY 10003

CHEN, Elizabeth H., Ph.D. (2022)
Professor of Molecular Biology
Professor of Cell Biology
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX 75390

DEL GAIZO, Vincent (2021)
Director of Strategic Partnerships and Patient Engagement
Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA)
Whitehouse Station, NJ 08889

ECONS, Michael, M.D. (2020)
Glenn W. Irwin, Jr., Professor of Endocrinology and Metabolism
Director, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism
Professor of Medicine and Medical and Molecular Genetics
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN 46202

IBRAHIM, Said A., M.D. (2022)
Vice Chair for Strategy and Development
Founding Chief
Division of Healthcare Delivery Science and Innovation
Department of Healthcare Policy and Research
Weill Cornell Medicine
New York, NY 10065

JAMES, Judith A., M.D., Ph.D. (2020)
Vice President of Clinical Affairs
Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation
Oklahoma City, OK 73104

MARKOFF, Rosemary J. (2020)
Treasurer of the Scleroderma Foundation, Tri-State Inc Chapter
Co-Chair, Scleroderma Foundation National Advocacy Committee
Binghamton, NY 13905

ORO, Anthony E., M.D., Ph.D. (2021)
Eugene and Gloria Bauer Professor of Dermatology
Associate Director and Professor
Center for Definitive and Curative Medicine
Department of Dermatology
Stanford University, School of Medicine
Stanford, CA 94305

WESTENDORF, Jennifer J., Ph.D,
Margaret Amini Professor of Orthopedic Regenerative Medicine Research
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN 55905

YASZEMSKI, Michael J., M.D., Ph.D. (2020)
Orthopaedic Surgery and Biomedical Engineering
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN 55905

NELSON, Melinda
Director, Office of Extramural Operations
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
Bethesda, MD 20892


Last Updated: August 2020