Dianne Mosher

Professor

Division of Rheumatology

Rheumatologist

Richmond Road Diagnostic and Treatment Centre

Program Lead

Rheum4U

Fellowship, Rheumatology

Dalhousie University

Fellowship, Internal Medicine

Dalhousie University

MD

Dalhousie University

Contact information


Preferred method of communication

For clinical inquiries, please contact Karri Bonneteau.

For all other inquiries, please contact Dr. Mosher's Administrative Assistant, Dianna Watson.


Areas of focus

Research areas

  • Models of care for arthritis
  • Outcome measures for patients with arthritis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis

Current research projects

An Integrated Precision Health Registry for Inflammatory Arthritis

This project aims to longitudinally collect core clinical and patient-reported data using the Rheum4U electronic data capture platform. Any patient referred to the rheumatology clinics at the Richmond Road Diagnostic and Treatment Center or South Health Campus Hospital for an inflammatory condition is eligible to participate. Core data collected include: contact information, demographics, health history, alcohol, tobacco and marijuana use, patient-reported measures, clinical joint assessment, clinical diagnosis, physical measures, lab values, disease activity scores, medication information, and patient experience survey. Primary data collected will be linked to other data collected in provincial data repositories to allow tracking of health and health system outcomes for our cohort.


Biography

Dr. Dianne Mosher is the past division head of the Division of Rheumatology at the University of Calgary and a rheumatologist with more than 30 years of experience treating patients and conducting research. Currently, she is the Associate Dean of the Indigenous, Local and Global Health Office at the Cummings School of Medicine. She is also past president of the Canadian Rheumatology Association and co-author of “Living Well with Arthritis.” In February 2013, she received the Governor General of Canada’s Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal for her contributions to arthritis care in Canada. 

Dr. Mosher’s areas of research include models of care for arthritis and outcome measures for patients with arthritis. She has done extensive work in patient access to care and on the development and implementation of an online platform to collect system-level and clinical care. For this work, she was awarded the Department of Medicine, Alberta Health Services, Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Award in 2017. 

She is also the program lead for Rheum4U, an initiative undertaken by clinicians and researchers within the Division of Rheumatology to create an inflammatory arthritis registry that captures patient demographics, treatments, and outcomes over the continuum of care. Since its launch in clinic in August 2016, Rheum4U has supported recruitment and data collection for numerous studies for PI’s from Rheumatology, Community Health Sciences, Radiology, and Gastroenterology. In clinical settings, the use of Rheum4U has streamlined recruitment and patient data collection processes.