Yvonne Golightly, PT, MS, PhD

Assistant Dean for Research

College of Allied Health Professions
984000 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-4000
Phone: 402-559-5183
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Academic Appointments:
Assistant Dean for Research, UNMC College of Allied Health Professions: 2022-present
Professor, UNMC College of Allied Health Professions: 2022-present
Associate Professor, Epidemiology, University of North Carolina: 2021-2022
Assistant Professor, Epidemiology, University of North Carolina: 2016-2021
Research Assistant Professor, Epidemiology, University of North Carolina: 2012-2016

Degrees/Certifications:
PhD, Epidemiology, University of North Carolina, 2010
MS, Human Movement Science, University of North Carolina, 2005
BS, Allied Health Science, Physical Therapy, The Ohio State University, 1998

Primary Teaching Responsibilities:
Research mentoring for graduate students and faculty

Scholarly Activity:
Research interests: osteoarthritis and associated comorbid conditions (such as obesity, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes), physical activity, chronic musculoskeletal pain, musculoskeletal injury, physical rehabilitation, biomechanics, and health equity
Associate Editor, Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
Editorial Board Member, Arthritis Care & Research

Recent Selected Publications (out of total of 127):

Nelson AE, Hu D, Arbeeva L, Alvarez C, Cleveland RJ, Schwartz TA, Murphy LB, Helmick CG, Callahan LF, Renner JB, Jordan JM, Golightly YM. Point prevalence of Hip Symptoms, Radiographic, And Symptomatic OA at Five Time Points: The Johnston County Osteoarthritis Project, 1991-2018. Osteoarthritis Cartilage Open [In press, accepted for publication 2022 March] (28 pages)

Beauchamp T, Arbeeva L, Cleveland RJ, Golightly YM, Hales DP, Hu DG, Allen KD. Accelerometer-based physical activity patterns and associations with outcomes among individuals with osteoarthritis. Journal of Clinical Rheumatology 2022 Mar 1;28(2):e415-e421

Arnold JB, Bowen CJ, Chapman LS, Gates LS, Golightly YM, Halstead J, Hannan MT, Menz HB, Munteanu SE, Paterson KL, Roddy E, Siddle HJ, Thomas MJ. International Foot and Ankle Osteoarthritis Consortium review and research agenda for diagnosis, epidemiology, burden, outcome assessment and treatments. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage 2022 Feb 14:S1063-4584(22)00637-9

Allen KD, Thoma LM, Golightly YM. Epidemiology of osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage 2022 Feb;30(2):184-195

Wellsandt E, Kallman T, Golightly Y, Podsiadlo D, Dudley A, Vas S, Michaud K, Tao M, Sajja B, Manzer M. Knee joint unloading and daily physical activity associate with cartilage T2 relaxation times 1 month after ACL injury. Journal of Orthopaedic Research 2022 Jan;40(1):138-149

Flowers P, Nelson AE, Hannan MT, Hillstrom HJ, Renner JB, Jordan JM, Golightly YM. Foot osteoarthritis frequency and associated factors in a community-based cross-sectional study of White and African American adults. Arthritis Care and Research 2021 Dec;73(12):1784-1788

Wellsandt E, Emory J, Golightly YM, Dudley AT, Michaud K, Tao MA, Manzer MN, Sajja BR. Individual and Cumulative Measures of Knee Joint Load Associate with T2 Relaxation Times of Knee Cartilage in Young, Uninjured Individuals: A Pilot Study. The Knee 2021 Oct;32:19-29

Gates LS, Perry TA, Golightly YM, Nelson AE, Callahan LF, Felson D, Nevitt M, Jones G, Cooper C, Batt ME, Sanchez-Santos MT, Arden NK. Recreational physical activity and risk of incident knee osteoarthritis: an international meta-analysis of individual participant-level data. Arthritis & Rheumatology [In press, accepted for publication 2021 Sep] (40 pages)

Shiue KY, Dasgupata N, Naumann RB, Nelson AE, Golightly YM. Sociodemographic and Clinical Predictors of Prescription Opioid Use in a Longitudinal Community-Based Cohort Study of Middle-Aged and Older Adults. Journal of Aging and Health 2021 Aug 18:8982643211039338.

Golightly YM, Smith-Ryan AE, Blue MNM, Alvarez C, Allen KD, Nelson AE. High Intensity Interval Training for knee osteoarthritis: A pilot study. ACR Open Rheumatology 2021 Oct;3(10):723-732

Nelson AE, Hu D, Arbeeva L, Alvarez C, Cleveland RJ, Schwartz TA, Murphy LB, Helmick CG, Callahan LF, Renner JB, Jordan JM, Golightly YM. The prevalence of knee symptoms, radiographic, and symptomatic osteoarthritis at four time points. ACR Open Rheumatology 2021 Aug;3(8):558-565

Golightly YM, Alvarez C, Arbeeva L, Cleveland RJ, Schwartz TA, Renner JB, Murphy LB, Callahan LF, Jordan JM, Nelson AE. Associations of comorbid conditions and transitions across states of knee osteoarthritis in a community-based cohort. ACR Open Rheumatology 2021 Aug;3(8):512-521

Brandt PD, Sturzenegger Varvayanis S, Baas T, Bolgioni AF, Alder J, Petrie KA, Dominguez I, Brown AM, Stayart CA, Singh H, Van Wart A, Chow CS, Mathur A, Schreiber BM, Fruman DA, Bowden B, Wiesen CA, Golightly YM, Holmquist CE, Arneman D, Hall JD, Hyman LE, Gould KL, Chalkley R, Brennwald PJ, Layton RL. A cross-institutional analysis of the effects of broadening trainee professional development on research productivity. PLoS Biology 2021 Jul 15;19(7):e3000956.

Nelson AE, Smith JA, Alvarez C, Arbeeva L, Renner JB, Murphy LB, Jordan JM, Golightly YM, Duryea J. Associations between baseline and longitudinal semi-automated quantitative joint space width at the hip and incident hip osteoarthritis: Data from a community-based cohort. Arthritis Care & Research [In press, accepted for publication 2021 Jun] (28 pages)

Golightly YM, Gates L. Foot osteoarthritis: Addressing an overlooked global public health problem. Arthritis Care & Research 2021 Jun;73(6):767-769

Goode AP, Cleveland RJ, George SZ, Schwartz TA, Kraus VB, Renner JB, Gracely RH, DeFrate LE, Hu D, Jordan JM, Golightly YM. Predictors of lumbar spine degeneration and low back pain in the community: The Johnston County Osteoarthritis Project. Arthritis Care & Research [In press, accepted for publication 2021 May] (28 pages)

Callahan LF, Cleveland RJ, Allen KD, Golightly YM. Racial/ethnic, socioeconomic and geographic disparities in knee and hip osteoarthritis. Rheumatic Disease Clinics 2021 Feb;47(1):1-20

Smith-Ryan AE, Blue MNM, Anderson KC, Hirsch KR, Allen KD, Huebner JL, Muehlbauer MJ, Ilkayeva OR, Slentz CA, Kraus VB, Kraus WE, Golightly YM, Huffman KM. Metabolic and physiological effects of high intensity interval training in patients with knee osteoarthritis: a pilot and feasibility study. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage Open 2020 Dec; 2(4):100083

Master H, Neogi T, Callahan LF, Nelson AE, LaValley M, Cleveland RJ, Golightly YM, Thoma LM, Zhang Y, Voinier D, Christiansen MB, Jakiela JT, Nevitt M, Lewis CE, Frey-Law LA, White DK. The association between walking speed from short- and standard-distance tests with the risk of all-cause mortality among adults with radiographic knee osteoarthritis: Data from three large United States cohort studies. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage 2020 Dec;28(12):1551-1558

Emerson MA, Troester M, Golightly YM, Tan X, Aiello AE, Reeder-Hayes KE, Olshan AF, Earp S. Developing an integrated understanding of access to care and tumor characteristics patterns by race and age in the Carolina Breast Cancer Study Phase III, 2008 – 2013. Cancer 2020 Nov 15;126(22):4957-4966

Scherzer ZA, Alvarez C, Renner JB, Murphy LB, Schwartz TA, Jordan JM, Golightly YM, Nelson AE. Effects of comorbid cardiovascular disease and diabetes mellitus on hand osteoarthritis, pain, and functional state transitions: The Johnston County Osteoarthritis Project. Journal of Rheumatology 2020 Oct 1;47(10):1541-1549

Flowers PE, Schwartz TA, Arbeeva L, Golightly YM, Pathak A, Cooke J, Gupta JJ, Callahan LF, Goode AP, Corsi M, Huffman KM, Allen KD. Racial differences in performance-based function and potential explanatory factors among individuals with knee osteoarthritis. Arthritis Care and Research 2020 Sep;72(9):1196-1204

Goode AP, Cleveland RJ, George SZ, Kraus VB, Schwartz TA, Gracely RH, Jordan JM, Golightly YM. Different Phenotypes of Osteoarthritis in the Lumbar Spine Reflected by Demographic and Clinical Characteristics: the Johnston County Osteoarthritis Project. Arthritis Care and Research 2020 Jul;72(7):974-981

Shiue KY, Cleveland RJ, Schwartz TA, Nelson AE, Kraus VB, Hannan MT, Hillstrom HJ, Goode AP, Flowers PPE, Renner, JB, Jordan JM, Golightly YM. Is the association between knee injury and knee osteoarthritis modified by the presence of general joint hypermobility? Osteoarthritis and Cartilage Open 2020 Jun; 2 (2): 100045

Allen KD, Vu MB, Callahan LF, Cleveland RJ, Gilbert AL, Golightly YM, Griesemer I, Grimm K, Hales DP, Hu DG, Huffman K, Nelson AE, Pathak A, Rees J, Rethorn ZD, Wandishin AE. Osteoarthritis Physical Activity Care Pathway (OA-PCP): Result of a feasibility trial. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 May 16; 21 (1): 308.

Goode AP, Schwartz TA, Kraus VB, Huebner JL, George SZ, Cleveland RJ, Gracely R, Jimenez M, DeFrate LE, Chen J, Golightly YM, Jordan JM. Inflammatory, structural, and pain biochemical biomarkers may reflect radiographic disc space narrowing: The Johnston County Osteoarthritis Project. Journal of Orthopedic Research 2020 May; 38 (5): 1027-1037

Snyder EA, Alvarez C, Golightly YM, Renner JB, Jordan JM, Nelson AE. Incidence and Progression of Hand Osteoarthritis in a Large Community-Based Cohort: The Johnston County Osteoarthritis Project. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage 2020 Apr; 28 (4): 446-452.

Arbeeva L, Mitchell BD, Jackson RD, Yau M, Ryan K, Golightly YM, Hannan MT, Nelson AE, Jordan JM, Hochberg MC. Genome-wide meta-analysis identified novel variant associated with Hallux Valgus. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research 2020 Mar 4; 13 (1): 11

Emerson MA, Golightly YM, Tan X, Aiello AE, Reeder-Hayes KE, Olshan AF, Earp HS, Troester MA. Integrating access to care and tumor patterns by race and age in the Carolina Breast Cancer Study, 2008-2013. Cancer Causes and Control. 2020 Mar; 31 (3): 221-230

Alvarez C, Cleveland RJ, Schwartz TA, Renner JB, Murphy LB, Jordan JM, Callahan LF, Golightly YM, Nelson AE. Comorbid conditions and the transition among states of hip osteoarthritis and symptoms in a community-based study: a multi-state time-to-event model approach. Arthritis Research and Therapy. 2020 Jan 20; 22 (1): 12

Shmuel S, Lund JL, Alvarez C, Hsu CD, Palta P, Kucharska-Newton A, Jordan JM, Nelson AE, Golightly YM. Polypharmacy and Incident Frailty in a Longitudinal Community-based Cohort Study. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2019 Dec; 67 (12): 2482-2489

Gullo TR, Golightly YM, Cleveland RJ, Renner JB, Callahan LF, Jordan JM, Kraus VB, Nelson AE. Defining multiple joint osteoarthritis, its frequency and impact in a community-based cohort. Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism 2019 Jun; 48 (6): 950-957

Gates LS, Arden NK, Hannan MT, Roddy E, Gill TK, Hill CL, Dufour AB, Rathod-Mistry T, Thomas MJ, Menz HB, Bowen CJ, Golightly YM. Prevalence of foot pain across an international consortium of population based cohorts. Arthritis Care and Research 2019 May; 71 (5): 661-670

Golightly YM, Hannan MT, Nelson AE, Hillstrom HJ, Cleveland RJ, Kraus VB, Schwartz TA, Goode AP, Flowers P, Renner JB, Jordan JM. Relationship of joint hypermobility with ankle and foot radiographic osteoarthritis and symptoms in a community-based cohort. Arthritis Care and Research 2019 Apr; 71 (4): 538-544

Gullo TR, Golightly YM, Flowers P, Jordan JM, Renner JB, Schwartz TA, Kraus VB, Hannan MT, Cleveland RJ, Nelson AE. Joint hypermobility is not positively associated with prevalent multiple joint osteoarthritis: a cross-sectional study of older adults. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders. 2019 Apr 11; 20 (1): 165

Goode AP, Cleveland RJ, Schwartz TA, Nelson AE, Kraus VB, Hillstrom HJ, Hannan MT, Flowers P, Renner JB, Jordan JM, Golightly YM. Relationship of joint hypermobility with low back pain and lumbar spine osteoarthritis. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders. 2019 Apr; 20 (1): 158

Flowers PPE, Cleveland RJ, Schwartz TA, Nelson AE, Kraus VB, Hillstrom HJ, Goode AP, Hannan MT, Renner JB, Jordan JM, Golightly YM. Association between general joint hypermobility and knee, hip, and lumbar spine osteoarthritis by race: a cross-sectional study. Arthritis Research and Therapy 2018 Apr 18; 20 (1): 76

Wellsandt E, Golightly YM. Exercise in the management of knee and hip osteoarthritis. Current Opinion in Rheumatology 2018 Mar; 30 (2): 151-159

Golightly YM, Allen KD, Ambrose KR, Stiller JL, Evenson KR, Voisin C, Hootman JM, Callahan LF. Physical activity as a vital sign: a systematic review. Preventing Chronic Disease 2017 Nov 30; 14: E123

Service (past 5 years):
Co-Chair, Association of Rheumatology Professionals Governance Task Force, 2021-present

Member of American College of Rheumatology Committee on Ethics and Conflict of Interest, 2020-present

Member of NIH/NIAMS Data & Safety Monitoring Board, 2018-2022

Member of Rheumatology Research Foundation Portfolio Review Panel, 2018

Member of American College of Rheumatology Early Career Investigators Subcommittee, 2017-2020

Faculty Mentor, United States Bone and Joint Initiative Young Investigators Initiative Grant Mentoring & Career Development Program, 2017-present

Grant Review (past 5 years):
Ad Hoc Reviewer NIH/NIAMS Scientific Review Group Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Clinical Trials Study Section, 2022

Reviewer, Rheumatology Research Foundation, 2021

Reviewer, NC TraCS Pilot Study Section, 2021-2022

Reviewer, NC TraCS Internal K Selection Committee, 2019, 2020, 2021

Reviewer NIH/NICHD Special Emphasis Panel/Scientific Review Group, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Panel Member, 2019 Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs, Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP), Discovery Award, 2019
Ad Hoc Reviewer NIH/NIAMS Scientific Review Group Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Clinical Trials Review Committee, 2018

Reviewer Department of Defense Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP) arthritis and post-traumatic osteoarthritis pre-application (PRE-ART-PTOA), 2017, 2018