Feb. 13, 2019

Dr. Dianne Mosher appointed Associate Dean, Strategic Partnerships and Community Engagement

Appointment to lead SPaCE effective Feb. 1

The Cumming School of Medicine (CSM) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Dianne Mosher, MD, as Associate Dean, Strategic Partnerships and Community Engagement (SPaCE), effective Feb. 1, 2019.

Dianne takes over for Dr. Jennifer Hatfield, PhD, who has been helping build the CSM’s international partnerships for a decade, including the past four years leading our team at SPaCE. Jennifer is returning to her role as a professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences and will be on scholarship leave to continue supporting the CSM’s indigenous health research initiatives in Tanzania and Uganda for the next year.

Dianne is a professor in the Department of Medicine and clinical section chief of Rheumatology, Alberta Health Services, Calgary Zone. 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.

Dianne is a past president of the Canadian Rheumatology Association where she led the development of several national initiatives including Standards for Arthritis Prevention and Care, a national standard for consistent and equitable access to evidence-based treatment. She was awarded the Canadian Rheumatology Association Distinguished Rheumatologist Award in 2008. She is past co-chair and current president of the Arthritis Alliance of Canada. Under her leadership the organization released a framework for improving arthritis prevention and care in 2012. 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.

Dianne is a member of the McCaig Institute for Bone and Joint Health and the Alberta Health Services’ Bone and Joint Strategic Clinical Network.

Reporting to the Senior Associate Dean (Faculty Affairs), Dianne will continue the work of SPaCE, strengthening local community engagement projects as well as indigenous health and global health education. SPaCE will also continue building on the CSM’s international research development partnerships.

Please join me in congratulating Dianne on her new role.


Jon Meddings, MD
Dean, Cumming School of Medicine   
University of Calgary