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

  • January 30, 2024
  • May 29, 2024
  • September 17, 2024

Meeting Agenda (presentations are available upon request)

See the most recent meeting agenda.

Minutes From Recent Meetings

See the most recent meeting minutes.

Advisory Council Roster

CRISWELL, Lindsey A., M.D., M.P.H., D.Sc., Chair
Director, NIAMS
Bethesda, MD 20892

BOTCHWEY, Edward, Ph.D. (2025)
Professor of Medicine
Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA 30307

BOUXSEIN, Mary L., Ph.D. (2023)
Professor of Orthopedic Surgery
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Center for Advanced Orthopedic Studies
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, MA 02215

CALLAHAN, Leigh F., Ph.D. (2023)
Associate Director, UNC Thurston Arthritis Research Center
Mary Link Briggs Distinguished Professor of Medicine
Professor, Departments of Social Medicine and Orthopedics
Director, Osteoarthritis Action Alliance
Department of Medicine
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

ELDERKIN, Ann L. P.A. (2025)     
American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
Washington, DC 20006

GARZA, Luis A., M.D., Ph.D. (2023)
Professor of Dermatology
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD 21231

GOODMAN, Stuart B., M.D., Ph.D. (2024)
Robert L. and Mary Ellenburg Professor of Surgery
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Stanford Medical Center Outpatient Clinic
Redwood City,  CA  94063

GRAVALLESE, Ellen M., M.D. (2024)
Chief, Division of Rheumatology, Inflammation, and Immunity
Theodore Bevier Bayles Professor of Medicine
Brigham and Women’s Hospital 
Boston, MA 02115

GRECO, Valentina, Ph.D. (2024)
Carolyn Walch Slayman Professor of Genetics
Yale University
New Haven, CT, 06510

McNALLY, Elizabeth, M.D., Ph.D. (2025)
Center for Genetic Medicine
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine                      
303 E. Superior St. 
Simpson Querrey Biomedical Research Center SQ5-516
Chicago, IL 60611

SCHRANDT, M. Suzanne, J.D. (2023)
Founder, CEO, and Patient Advocate
ExPPect, LLC
Arlington, VA 22201

STAEVA, Teodora P., Ph.D. (2024)
Chief Scientific Officer
Lupus Research Alliance
New York, NY 10016

SUAREZ-ALMAZOR, Maria E., M.D., Ph.D (2024)
Barnts Family Distinguished Professor
Department of Health Services Research
Division of OVP, Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences, 
and Section of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology
Department of General Internal Medicine
Division of Internal Medicine
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX 77030

YAZDANY, Jinoos, M.D., MPH (2025)     
Chief, Division of Rheumatology 
Zuckerburg San Francisco General Hospital
566 Rhode Island St. 
San Francisco, CA 94017


BECERRA, Xavier (01/19/2025)
U. S. Department of Health and Human Services
Washington, DC 20201

National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD 20892


SLEDJESKI, Darren Ph.D.             
Director, Division of Extramural Activities 
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and
Skin Diseases 
Bethesda, MD 20892


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