University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health

UW Division of Rheumatology Research

Research in the University of Wisconsin Division of Rheumatology aims to improve the health of people with rheumatic and autoimmune diseases. Below are our specific areas of focus and the researchers who investigate them.

Autoimmune Disease Biology

  • The roles of neutrophils and macrophages in inflammation: Huttenlocher | Shelef
  • Sex differences in immune responses: Liang
  • Autoantibodies in autoimmune disease: Shelef

Cardiovascular Health

  • Improving cardiovascular health for people with rheumatic disease: Bartels

Health Services Research

  • Population health approaches for reducing health disparities among patients with rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and other conditions: Bartels | Garg

Lupus

  • Improving outcomes for patients with systemic lupus erythematosus: Bartels | Garg
  • Lupus pathophysiology to inform the discovery of novel clinical tests and treatments: Shelef
  • Cutaneous lupus: Arkin

Osteoporosis

  • Factors that affect calcium absorption and osteoporosis in post-menopausal women: Hansen

Rheumatoid Arthritis

  • Rheumatoid arthritis pathophysiology to inform the discovery of novel clinical tests and treatments: Shelef
  • Improving outcomes for patients with rheumatoid arthritis: Bartels

Sjogren's Syndrome

  • Advancing understanding of Sjӧgren’s Syndrome: McCoy