Professor Michelle Petri, MD, MPH

Professor Michelle Petri, MD, MPH

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore

Michelle Petri is a Professor of Medicine and Director of the Lupus Center at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, US A. She attended medical school at Harvard University and fulfilled her internal medicine residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital. She then completed two fellowship programmes at the University of California, San Francisco in allergy and immunology, and rheumatology. She received her MP H from Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health and Epidemiology. She is the Director of the Hopkins Lupus Cohort, a longitudinal study of morbidity and mortality in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), and co-Director of the Hopkins Lupus Pregnancy Center.

Professor Petri is on the Editorial Boards of The Journal of Rheumatology and Arthritis and Rheumatism. She is a member of the Lupus Foundation of America’s Education Committee (1992–present), and the American College of Rheumatology’s Council on Research Sub-committees for Clinical Trials (1993–present) and Medical Student Recruitment (1993–present). She was Chair of the FDA Arthritis Advisory Committee from 1997–1998 and is a Fellow of the American College of Rheumatology.

Professor Petri’s main research interest is SLE, including the longitudinal study of outcomes (demographic disease activity, treatment, and laboratory tests), lupus in pregnancy and pregnancy outcomes, prevention of atherosclerosis in lupus patients, and research into brain changes during disease progression. She is also involved with longitudinal studies on the ‘interferon signature’ genes, which are biomarkers for SLE, and on genotype-phenotype comparisons in SLE, with initial focus on Fc gamma receptor alleles.

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