As part of our mission to care for children with autoimmune conditions, the Rheumatology Program is dedicated to patient-centered research. Our goals are to better understand the underlying causes of autoimmune diseases and to identify novel approaches to clinical care.
Active studies focus on:
- Pathogenesis and cellular mechanisms of inflammatory arthritis
- Genetics of arthritis
- Outcomes in pediatric systemic lupus erythematosus
- Treatment strategies in Kawasaki Disease
- Etiology of auto-inflammatory conditions
We are an active research center in the Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA), a collaborative research organization that studies pediatric rheumatologic conditions in North America.
We hope our patients will join us in these research endeavors to improve outcomes in pediatric rheumatology.