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Experts in Metabolic Bone Health

More than 40 million people in the U.S. have osteoporosis or are at high risk of developing it.

Osteoporosis is a metabolic bone disorder that often occurs in conjunction with other diseases and conditions, notably menopause and endocrine disorders.

Led by Dr. Gina Woods and Dr. Heather Hofflich, our bone health team includes researchers at the forefront of new discoveries, who are experts in tailoring osteoporosis therapy to treat co-occurring conditions that may alter the course of standard care.

See how osteoporosis is diagnosed at UC San Diego Health and learn more about this common bone disorder.

Meet our bone health experts

Education & Support Group

Get up-to-date information on your bone health and share your concerns. The bone health interest group, led by Jeanne Nichols, PhD, meets the first Wednesday of every month, except July and August, from noon to 1 p.m. (via Zoom). 

To join our e-mail list for news about upcoming lectures, send an e-mail to requesting to be added to the list. You can expect to receive monthly updates about the topics covered and upcoming speakers.

Preventive Medicine

New research suggests that the best way to prevent osteoporosis is to reach your peak bone mass in your 20s. Our primary care physicians can help you develop healthy lifestyle habits for good bone health. ‚ÄčPrevention tips and tricks.

Treatment Approaches

Learn about drug therapies and non-drug approaches to treat osteoporosis.

Check Your Risk

Are you or a loved one at risk for osteoporosis? Find out.

Learn all about osteoporosis from Gina Woods, MD in this UCSD-TV video presentation.

Appointments & Referrals

Bone Health Clinic Locations

La Jolla