The Investigators

 

Betty P. Tsao, Ph.D.

is a professor of medicine in the UCLA Division of Rheumatology. Dr. Tsao is the geneticist in charge of the study as a whole - from recruiting patients to preforming genetic analysis.

Bevra H. Hahn, M.D.

is a professor of medicine and chief of the UCLA Division of Rheumatology. Dr. Hahn is a rheumatologist with numerous contributions in the field of SLE research. She contributes to the overall design of the study and patient recruitment.

Jennifer Grossman, M.D.

is an assistant professor of medicine. She is involved in clinical trials in lupus at UCLA. She is responsible for the clinical database for this study as well as helping with recruitment.

Alan Gorn, M.D.

is a professor in the UCLA Division of Rheumatology. He is involved in the recruitment of patients for the study.

John FitzGerald, M.D.

is an assistant professor of medicine at the UCLA Division of Rheumatology. He is involved in the recruitment of patients.

Ernest Brahn, M.D.

is a professor of medicine at the UCLA Division of Rheumatology, he is also the director of the Rheumatology fellowship program. Dr. Brahn is involved in the recruitment of patients for the study.

Deborah McCurdy, M.D.

is the chief of Pediatric Rheumatology in the Department of Pediatrics in the Division of Immunology, Allergy and Rheumatology. She is involved in the recruitment of patients for the study.

Maureen McMahon, M.D.

is a assistant professor in the division of rheumatology. Dr. McMahon is involved in the recruitment of patients for the study.

Erika Magdangal

is the research coordinator involved in the recruitment of patients and initial genetic testing.