Kaleb Michaud, PhD
Dr. Michaud is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Section of Rheumatology & Immunology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. Since 2001 Dr. Michaud has provided statistical analysis and research project guidance to the National Data Bank for Rheumatic Diseases, the largest non-administrative, observational open-cohort study of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in the world. In addition, he is the principle investigator for the Rheumatoid Arthritis Investigators Network (RAIN) database and is a researcher with the Veterans Affairs RA (VARA) registry.
His primary interests are in the pharmacoepidemiology, burden of disease, mortality, and cost-effectiveness of treatment for people with RA. He currently receives support from an Arthritis Foundation's New Investigator Award, has been appointed an Adjunct Affiliate at Stanford University’s Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research, and has been invited to the Young Investigators Initiative Workshop Program, US Bone & Joint Decade.
Robert Plenge, MD, PhD
Dr. Plenge is a clinical rheumatologist and human geneticist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. His research interest is to translate genomic discoveries to care of patients with common autoimmune diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis (RA). He is an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School and an Associate Physician in the Department of Medicine (Division of Rheumatology and Division of Genetics). He is also the director of genetics and genomics in the Division of Rheumatology, Immunology and Allergy at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Plenge has received numerous awards for his research and clinical care, including: Young Investigator Award (2008) in the Department of Medicine (Brigham and Women’s Hospital), a Career Award for Medical Scientists through the Burroughs Wellcome Fund (2008), and an Excellence in Tutoring Award given by Harvard Medical School (2007 and 2008).
Visit the Plenge Lab website to learn more about Dr. Plenge's work.