OIF Research Update: Mental Health and OI

Thursday, November 18, 2021   |   6:00 PM

Join the OIF for a discussion with Brittle Bone Disorders Consortium (BBDC) researchers as they discuss new research on mental health concerns for people with OI. This session will feature Dr. Reid Sutton, Geneticist at Baylor College of Medicine and OIF Medical Advisory Council member, and Dr. Eric Storch, Vice-Chair and Head of Psychology at Baylor College of Medicine. They will share their experience working with the OI community, outline the new study the BBDC is undertaking around mental health, and explain what they hope to learn.

This session is the fourth in a series meant to demystify and contextualize medical research from the Brittle Bone Disorders Consortium (BBDC). The BBDC is a multicenter initiative that focuses on understanding and providing better treatment options for osteogenesis imperfecta. The previous BBDC research updates can be viewed here

As a partner of the OIF, the BBDC has 3 major goals:

  1. Gain a better understanding of all genetic forms of OI
  2. Expand treatment options for those with OI
  3. Help guide the next generation of physicians and scientists.

This series is intended for anyone who wants to learn more about OI medical research. We hope you will attend a future session!