Dr. Vikas Majithia with a patient with rheumatoid arthritis.

Patients & Families


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Learn about current research aiming to improve the lives of these patients living with rheumatic disease with funding from the Rheumatology Research Foundation.


Dr. Navarro-Millán, a rheumatologist

Iris Navarro-Millán, MD
University of Alabama at Birmingham 

Effective use of patient reported outcome data is critical for ensuring high quality care in RA and appropriately incorporating patients’ goals, concerns and values in making treatment decisions for arthritis medications. Dr. Navarro-Millán is developing an easy-to-use electronic tool for patients to report outcomes between office visits to promote shared-decision making with their rheumatologist. Dr. Iris Navarro- Millán's work will personalize arthritis-related treatment decisions and improve long-term arthritis-related outcomes for patients like Kasey. 

Timothy Niewold, MD

Dr. Niewold's study could help patients find the right medication sooner.


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Jarred Younger, PhD

Dr. Younger's study investigates RA fatigue and depression.


University of North Carolina Rheumatologist Dr. Teresa Tarrant.

Teresa Tarrant, MD

Dr. Tarrant is studying a new technology that could deliver rheumatoid arthritis medication straight to the affected joints.


A young femaie holds the inflamed hands of a man with rheumatoid arthritis.

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