Dr. Dianne Mosher

Dr. Dianne Mosher is currently Professor of Medicine and the Chief of the Division of Rheumatology at the University of Calgary. She has practiced Rheumatology for the past twenty years having graduated from Dalhousie Medical School in 1983 where she also completed her Internal Medicine and Rheumatology residency training.

Dr. Mosher is a past president of the Canadian Rheumatology Association and the co -author of "Living Well with Arthritis," Penguin Press, 2002. She was involved in the development of several national initiatives including the "Arthritis Bill of Rights" and was co-chair of the 2005 "Summit on Standards for Arthritis Prevention and Care." In recognition of this work, Dr. Mosher was awarded the Canadian Rheumatology Association Distinguished Rheumatologist Award in 2008.

Dr. Mosher is past co-chair and current president of the Arthritis Alliance of Canada (formerly the Alliance for a Canadian Arthritis Plan), a coalition of arthritis stakeholders. Under her guidance, they released "The Impact of Arthritis in Canada: Today and Over the Next 30 Years" in October of 2011 and the "Joint Action on Arthritis: A Framework to Improve Arthritis Prevention and Care in Canada" in September of 2012.

Her research interests are primarily in clinical epidemiology with a focus on models of care for arthritis and outcome measures for patients with inflammatory arthritis.

In February 2013, she was awarded the Governor General of Canada's Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal to honor her significant work in the area of arthritis care in Canada.