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Yale Rheumatology Program in Global and Community Health


We sponsor periodic presentations in conjunction with the RESCUE Research-in-Progress meetings of the Yale Section of Rheumatology. Contact us if you are interested in participating!

  • December 20, 2023: Diego Cabrera, Resident, Yale-Waterbury Internal Medicine Residency Program. Presentation Title: The Musculoskeletal Outcomes among Women Aging with HIV in Peru
  • January 31, 2023: Mario Felix, Clinical Fellow, Yale Rheumatology Fellowship Program. Presentation Title: Harnessing machine learning to predict lupus outcomes through the integration of social determinants of health factors and traditional clinical data


The Yale Rheumatology Program in Global and Community Health brings together faculty with expertise in rheumatic and musculoskeletal disease, and global and community health. Our work seeks to promote research, capacity building, education, and collaboration on issues of priority in the field of rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases, and to address challenges arising in the setting of resource disparities. Additionally, the program provides a network for faculty and trainees developing international or community-based partnerships aimed at understanding how diverse geographies, ethnic, genetic, and environmental variability, or health system disparities uniquely influence epidemiology and outcomes of rheumatologic and musculoskeletal diseases. Underpinning the program’s initiatives, are the principles of equity, sustainability, and innovation.


Category Project Title Collaborating Partners
Research & Scholarship Musculoskeletal and Other Non-Communicable Disease Care Among Persons Living with HIV in Peru: A National Physician Survey
  • Peruvian Ministry of Health
  • Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia
Expanding the toolbox for prevention of sarcopenia and osteoporosis among people aging with HIV in Peru: A validation study
  • Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia
A Pilot Educational Intervention to Improve Knowledge and Readiness for Self-Management among Patients with Rheumatic Diseases in Uganda
  • The Arthritis Association of Uganda
  • Makerere University College of Health Sciences
Effect of Antenatal Disease Activity on Offspring Health among Women with Chronic Inflammatory Arthritis
  • DANBIO, University of Copenhagen
  • Danish Fetal Medicine Database, Aarhus University
Harnessing machine learning to predict lupus outcomes through the integration of social determinants of health factors and traditional clinical data
  • Georgians Organized Against Lupus (GOALS) Research Cohort, Emory University
Treatment of chronic chikungunya arthritis with low-dose methotrexate
  • Institute of Diagnostic Medicine of Cariri, Juazeiro do Norte, Ceará, Brazil.
Research Capacity Building Programs for Noncommunicable Diseases in Lower- and Middle-Income Countries: A Scoping Review
  • Yale Network for Global NCDs
Strategies for the Prevention of Bone Loss among Patients with HIV on Antiretroviral Therapy in China
  • Peking Union Medical College Hospital
Impact of COVID-19 on Patients with Rheumatic Disease and Rheumatology Practice
  • COVID-19 Global Rheumatology Alliance Collaborative Network
Education & Training Exchanges Advanced Rheumatology Education and Practice in Rwanda
  • National University of Rwanda
Rheumatology Research Summer Exchange Program
  • Tsinghua University/Peking Union Medical College
Clinical Initiatives Lupus Wellness Program
  • Yale Lupus Program
Cornell Scott Hill Health Center FQHC Rheumatology Clinic
  • Cornell Scott Hill Health Center
Veteran’s Administration Rheumatology Home Visits Program (in development)
  • VA Home-Based Primary Care Program
Indian Health Service Elective (in development)
  • Northern Navajo Medical Center, Shiprock Service Unit