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Kathleen Cody, MBA

Kathleen Cody

Executive Director 

Kathleen M. Cody is the Executive Director of American Bone Health. She brings over 40 years of executive management experience to the challenges surrounding the public education of osteoporosis and fracture prevention. With a passion for individual engagement and empowerment, she works with scientists and researchers to provide easy to use and understand tools and resources for the public. She has assembled coalitions of individuals and agencies to address important bone health issues such as creating a National Awareness Campaign for Older Women and developing the Athletic and Performance Energy Deficit Initiative. Most recently, Kathleen is embarking on projects to improve bone health awareness among cancer survivors and those in the Chinese and Latino communities.

Kathleen received her BA from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and is an honors graduate of the University of San Francisco’s Executive MBA program.

What to know about bone health
and fracture prevention during COVID-19

  • Remove fall dangers in your home.
  • Stay physically active, and at least 6 feet away from others.
  • Eat for proper nutrition, and take a supplement if needed to get enough calcium and vitamin D.
  • Stick with your osteoporosis medicines and ask your doctor for extra if you’re unable to go to the pharmacy.
  • If you are due for Reclast, there is little concern about delaying for a few weeks or months.
  • If you take Prolia or Evenity injections, don’t miss your appointment.  Some facilities offer “drive-through” injections. Check with your doctor.
  • Bone density testing can be postponed, if necessary.
  • Speak with your doctor about the possibility of telephone and video visits.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a page with steps you can take to reduce your risk of catching the virus if you have a chronic illness.

Be well. We are here for you if you have any questions.