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- Provide an overview of how bone health and disease impact women and men differently
- Increase visibility of the patient experience, emphasizing ways to empower women to optimize their bone health and general wellbeing
- Discuss policy solutions that can improve access to preventive care and treatments for women living with osteoporosis
Keith J. Loud, MD, MSc, MMgmt
Keith J. Loud, MDCM, MSc, MMgmt, FAAP, is Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and Physician-in-Chief of the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (CHaD). A 1996 graduate of the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University, Dr. Loud completed his pediatric residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in 2000 and fellowship training at Boston Children’s Hospital in 2004, also earning a Master of Medical Sciences in clinical investigation at Harvard Medical School. Most recently, Keith earned an International Masters in Health Leadership (MMgmt) from the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill in 2021. Certified in adolescent medicine, sports medicine, and general pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP), Dr. Loud is associate professor of pediatrics and of orthopaedic surgery at Geisel and a former member of the ABP Subboard of Adolescent Medicine, American Academy of Pediatrics’ Council on Sports Medicine & Fitness Executive Committee, and American Hospital Association Maternal and Child Health Governing Council. He currently serves as Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees for the New Hampshire Children’s Health Foundation.
Deborah Mitsuko Kado, MD, MS
Dr. Deborah Kado is Professor and Chief of Geriatric Research in the Division of Population Health and Primary Care at Stanford University. She also serves as the Director of the Advanced Fellowship Training in Geriatrics program for the GRECC at the VA Palo Alto and as co-director of Stanford’s Center on Longevity. She graduated with honors from Bryn Mawr College and obtained her medical degree from Cornell University Medical College. She completed her internal medicine and chief residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. From there, she was at UCSF for her post-doctoral research training in clinical research, followed by a Master’s Degree of Science in Epidemiology at the UCLA School of Public Health, and a clinical fellowship in geriatrics at UCLA. Her primary research focus has been on osteoporosis and the related disorder hyperkyphosis. Over more recent years, her academic interests have broadened to include almost all things aging. She has enjoyed continuous funding from the NIH since she started on the UCLA faculty in 2000 and in 2007 defined hyperkyphosis as a new geriatric syndrome.
Katherine Sharp, PhD, MPH
Dr. Sharp is an Associate Clinical Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Behavioral and Community Health in the School of Public Health (SPH). In addition to her Director of Graduate Studies role, she hold numerous other leadership positions in the SPH and serves on the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of American Bone Health, a national non-profit organization promoting bone health. Dr. Sharp has 15 years of high-level, administrative experience in an accredited School of Public Health, 20 years of public health teaching experience, 12 years of health communication experience, eight of which were working for government consulting firms on health communication/social marketing projects and campaigns funded by the NIH, CDC, SAMSHA and NSF. Her research expertise is in health literacy, health behavior theory, social marketing, market research, planning, implementing and evaluating health communication campaigns/interventions, survey design, and focus group moderation. Additionally, she enjoys public speaking and planning and facilitation of workshop and orientation. Dr. Sharp earned her B.S. from UMCP in Community Health Education, her Masters in Public Health (MPH) in Behavioral Sciences and Health Education from Emory University and her PhD in Health Promotion from Kent State University.
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