Rheumatology Research

The Division of Rheumatology has active funded research projects that range from clinical new drug trials to basic science immunology research. Interests are briefly listed by faculty member:

  • Dana Ascherman: innate immunity in models of myositis; clinical drug trials in myositis and inclusion body myositis; rheumatic interstitial lung disease
  • Gustavo Carbone: rheumatoid arthritis clinical research and medical education
  • Maria Carpintero: clinical drug trials in lupus; quality improvement in the rheumatic diseases
  • Schartess Culpepper-Pace: feto-maternal medicine, sjogren’s syndrome and the rheumatic diseases
  • Eric Greidinger: pathophysiology and novel treatments in MCTD; determinants of tissue targeting in the rheumatic diseases; Raynaud’s Phenomenon
  • Carlos Lozada: drug trials in osteoarthritis and seronegative spondyloarthropathies; clinical education in the rheumatic diseases
  • Ozlem Pala: rheumatoid arthritis clinical research, rheumatoid arthritis drug studies
  • Christine Savage: microcrystalline disease, musculoskeletal ultrasound
  • Elaine Tozman: autoimmune diseases of the eye and ear
  • Larry Young: systemic vasculitis clinical trials, medical education, evidence-based medicine