Erica Lawson, MD.
Dr. Lawson's research seeks to predict long-term outcomes of childhood-onset rheumatic diseases and to improve the transition to adulthood for young adults with childhood-onset rheumatic disease. Her work focuses on health outcomes, education and employment outcomes, health care access and patient self-management.
Emily von Scheven, MD, MAS.
Dr. von Scheven conducts clinical investigations with a focus on pediatric-onset systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). The increased survival of children with SLE to adulthood has resulted in the emergence of morbidities not previously seen in this patient population, such as osteoporosis, premature cardiovascular disease, and various psychosocial complications. Through numerous approaches, including single and multi-site cohort studies and clinical trials, her research program aims to better characterize the long-term outcome of affected youth, identify predictors of outcome, and develop strategies to improve outcome with interventions during childhood. She works collaboratively with national research groups such as the Childhood Arthritis & Rheumatology Research Alliance and the Autoimmune Disease Center of Excellence.
Michael Waterfield, MD, PhD.
Dr. Waterfield is a basic science immunologist who is currently studying the role of AIRE, a protein involved with the development of autoimmunity. He oversees the basic science component of the fellowship training program. Dr. Waterfield sees patients in the in- and out-patients units at UCSF.
Geraldina Lionetti, MD
Dr. Lionetti’s research has focused on identifying risk factors for disease and treatment-related sequelae, such as avascular necrosis in lupus and medication adverse events. In collaboration with other researchers, she is working on further characterizing and treating patients with hyperzincemia/hypercalprotectinema, which is now considered an autoinflammatory-related disease.
Will Bernal, MD, MPH
Dr. Bernal’s research focuses on treatment and outcomes of pain amplification syndromes in children.
Susan Kim, MD
Nicole Ling, MD, MAS
Alice Chan, MD, PhD