Research Focus

Clinical Sciences

Clinical population sciences research is a well developed field in the rheumatic diseases and includes investigators who emphasize risk factors and outcomes in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus), orthopedic outcomes, Lyme disease prevention and the pharmacoeconomics of anti-rheumatic drugs. Members of the Center are currently engaged in research on RA, psoriatic and other inflammatory arthritides, lupus and anticardiolipin syndrome, Lyme Disease and other tick borne illness, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, meniscal disorders, low back pain including spinal stenosis, upper extremity disorders including carpal tunnel syndrome and computer associated overuse syndromes, fibromyalgia, obesity prevention, and ankle and knee injuries arising from youth sports. In addition, the Division has one of the most comprehensive programs for newer therapies in the treatment of RA and related diseases.