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.