Assistant Professor
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Biography

Dr. Lawson is a pediatric rheumatologist at the University of California, San Francisco, where she joined the faculty in 2012. She provides care to children, teens and young adults with chronic rheumatic diseases, with a special focus on systemic lupus erythematosus. Dr. Lawson’s main research interest is the improvement of long-term outcomes and access to care for individuals with childhood-onset rheumatic diseases. Her current work seeks to predict long-term health, social and vocational outcomes of childhood-onset lupus, and to smooth the transition to adulthood for young adults with childhood-onset rheumatic disease through improved health care access and self-management. In addition to caring for patients and conducting research, Dr. Lawson serves as Program Director for the UCSF Pediatric Rheumatology Fellowship.

Education and Training

Certificate in Implementation Science, 2014 Epidemiology, UCSF
Fellowship training, 2012 Pediatric Rheumatology, UCSF
Certificate in Clinical Research, 2011 Epidemiology, UCSF
Residency training, 2008 Pediatrics, University of Washington / Seattle Children's Hospital
MD, 2005 Medicine, Washington University in St. Louis
BA, 2001 English Language & Literature, University of Michigan

Publications

Morishita KA, Moorthy LN, Lubieniecka JM, Twilt M, Yeung RSM, Toth MB, Shenoi S, Ristic G, Nielsen SM, Luqmani RA, Li SC, Lee T, Lawson EF, Kostik MM, Klein-Gitelman M, Huber AM, Hersh AO, Foell D, Elder ME, Eberhard BA, Dancey P, Charuvanij S, Benseler SM, Cabral DA. Early Outcomes in Children With Antineutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibody-Associated Vasculitis. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2017 Jul; 69(7):1470-1479.
Knight AM, Trupin L, Katz P, Yelin E, Lawson EF. Depression Risk in Young Adults with Childhood- and Adult-Onset Lupus: 12 Years of Follow-up. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2017 May 23.
Lawson EF, Mellins ED. Paediatric rheumatic diseases: Navigating the transition from paediatric to adult care. Nat Rev Rheumatol. 2017 Mar; 13(3):138-139.
Cabral DA, Canter DL, Muscal E, Nanda K, Wahezi DM, Spalding SJ, Twilt M, Benseler SM, Campillo S, Charuvanij S, Dancey P, Eberhard BA, Elder ME, Hersh A, Higgins GC, Huber AM, Khubchandani R, Kim S, Klein-Gitelman M, Kostik MM, Lawson EF, Lee T, Lubieniecka JM, McCurdy D, Moorthy LN, Morishita KA, Nielsen SM, O'Neil KM, Reiff A, Ristic G, Robinson AB, Sarmiento A, Shenoi S, Toth MB, Van Mater HA, Wagner-Weiner L, Weiss JE, White AJ, Yeung RS. Comparing Presenting Clinical Features in 48 Children With Microscopic Polyangiitis to 183 Children Who Have Granulomatosis With Polyangiitis (Wegener's): An ARChiVe Cohort Study. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2016 Oct; 68(10):2514-26.
Murray SG, Schmajuk G, Trupin L, Lawson E, Cascino M, Barton J, Margaretten M, Katz PP, Yelin EH, Yazdany J. A population-based study of infection-related hospital mortality in patients with dermatomyositis/polymyositis. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2015 May; 67(5):673-80.
Lawson EF, Trupin L, Yelin EH, Yazdany J. Reasons for failure to receive pneumococcal and influenza vaccinations among immunosuppressed patients with systemic lupus erythematosus. Semin Arthritis Rheum. 2015 Jun; 44(6):666-71.
Lawson EF, Hersh AO, Trupin L, von Scheven E, Okumura MJ, Yazdany J, Yelin EH. Educational and vocational outcomes of adults with childhood- and adult-onset systemic lupus erythematosus: nine years of followup. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2014 May; 66(5):717-24.
Rouster-Stevens KA, Ardoin SP, Cooper AM, Becker ML, Dragone LL, Huttenlocher A, Jones KB, Kolba KS, Moorthy LN, Nigrovic PA, Stinson JN, Ferguson PJ. Choosing Wisely: the American College of Rheumatology's Top 5 for pediatric rheumatology. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2014 May; 66(5):649-57.
Kraus V, Lawson EF, von Scheven E, Tihan T, Garza J, Nathan RG, Cordoro KM, Waubant E. Atypical cases of scleroderma en coup de sabre. J Child Neurol. 2014 May; 29(5):698-703.
Applebaum MA, Lawson EF, von Scheven E. Perception of transition readiness and preferences for use of technology in transition programs: teens' ideas for the future. Int J Adolesc Med Health. 2013; 25(2):119-25.
Morishita K, Guzman J, Chira P, Muscal E, Zeft A, Klein-Gitelman M, Uribe AG, Abramson L, Benseler SM, Eberhard A, Ede K, Hashkes PJ, Hersh AO, Higgins G, Imundo LF, Jung L, Kim S, Kingsbury DJ, Lawson EF, Lee T, Li SC, Lovell DJ, Mason T, McCurdy D, O'Neil KM, Punaro M, Ramsey SE, Reiff A, Rosenkranz M, Schikler KN, Scuccimarri R, Singer NG, Stevens AM, van Mater H, Wahezi DM, White AJ, Cabral DA. Do adult disease severity subclassifications predict use of cyclophosphamide in children with ANCA-associated vasculitis? An analysis of ARChiVe study treatment decisions. J Rheumatol. 2012 Oct; 39(10):2012-20.
Uribe AG, Huber AM, Kim S, O'Neil KM, Wahezi DM, Abramson L, Baszis K, Benseler SM, Bowyer SL, Campillo S, Chira P, Hersh AO, Higgins GC, Eberhard A, Ede K, Imundo LF, Jung L, Kingsbury DJ, Klein-Gitelman M, Lawson EF, Li SC, Lovell DJ, Mason T, McCurdy D, Muscal E, Nassi L, Rabinovich E, Reiff A, Rosenkranz M, Schikler KN, Singer NG, Spalding S, Stevens AM, Cabral DA. Increased sensitivity of the European medicines agency algorithm for classification of childhood granulomatosis with polyangiitis. J Rheumatol. 2012 Aug; 39(8):1687-97.
Morishita K, Li SC, Muscal E, Spalding S, Guzman J, Uribe A, Abramson L, Baszis K, Benseler S, Bowyer S, Campillo S, Chira P, Hersh AO, Higgins G, Eberhard A, Ede K, Imundo L, Jung L, Kim S, Kingsbury DJ, Klein-Gitelman M, Lawson EF, Lovell DJ, Mason T, McCurdy D, Nanda K, Nassi L, O'Neil KM, Rabinovich E, Ramsey SE, Reiff A, Rosenkranz M, Schikler K, Stevens A, Wahezi D, Cabral DA. Assessing the performance of the Birmingham Vasculitis Activity Score at diagnosis for children with antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated vasculitis in A Registry for Childhood Vasculitis (ARChiVe). J Rheumatol. 2012 May; 39(5):1088-94.
Lawson EF, Yazdany J. Healthcare quality in systemic lupus erythematosus: using Donabedian's conceptual framework to understand what we know. Int J Clin Rheumtol. 2012 Feb; 7(1):95-107.
Lawson EF, Hersh AO, Applebaum MA, Yelin EH, Okumura MJ, von Scheven E. Self-management skills in adolescents with chronic rheumatic disease: A cross-sectional survey. Pediatr Rheumatol Online J. 2011 Dec 06; 9(1):35.
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