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Rheumatology Research

Learn more about research in the Division of Rheumatology.  Recent publications may be found on PubMed.


Faculty Member Division Research Expertise
Joel Block, MD Rheumatology Block has broad spectrum interest in all aspects of Rheumatology with particular interest in Wegners, EDS, and the relationship between and pain and osteoarthritis.
Indira Hadley, MD Rheumatology Relationship between synovial fluid IL-15 levels, degree of cartilage damage, and symptoms in patients with meniscal injuries.
Meenakshi Jolly, MD Rheumatology Learn more
Sonali Khandelwal, MD Rheumatology Khandelwal is interested in general rheumatology research with emphasis on connective tissue diseases, in particular EDS.
Augustine Manadan, MD Rheumatology Manadan is interested in all research around general Rheumatologic issues with special interest in myositis.
Anne Marie Malfait, MD, PhD Rheumatology Learn more 
Rachel Miller, PhD Rheumatology Learn more
Ailda Nika, MD Rheumatology Nika works with clinical trials for Lupus and does some clinical throughput work with Dr. Pincus' team.
Theodore Pincus, MD Rheumatology Learn more
Anna Plaas, PhD Rheumatology Learn more
Padmanabhan Raghu, MD Rheumatology Raghu's main research interest is identifying new mechanisms driving persistent and chronic knee pain, among patients with osteoarthritis.
Carrie Richardson, MD Rheumatology

Pathogenesis and treatment of calcinosis related to systemic sclerosis and dermatomyositis.

Winston Sequeira, MD


Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and sarcoidosis bone, joint and muscle issues

Najia Shakoor, MD Rheumatology

Investigations into the biomechanical and neuromuscular factors involved in the natural history and progression of osteoarthritis.  As well as research into biomechanical interventions/treatment including footwear in osteoarthritis.

Wenlu W Xiong, MD Rheumatology

Research interests in vasculitis, lupus, and medical education.