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Lab Members

Interested in joining the laboratory? Please email a CV and cover letter to Monique Hinchcliff.

Yale Rheumatology Clinical & Translational Research Lab Director

  • Associate Professor; Director of Yale Scleroderma Program, Rheumatology, Allergy, & Immunology

    Dr. Monique Hinchcliff is Director of Clinical and Translational Research for Rheumatology, Allergy & Immunolgy at the Yale School of Medicine and the Director of the Yale Scleroderma Program. She received her medical degree from the Rosalind Franklin University Chicago Medical School and completed her medicine residency at Norwalk Hospital in Connecticut.  She completed rheumatology fellowship training at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, IL while earning a Master of Science degree in Clinical Investigation. 

    Her research program includes clinical, interventional and observational studies, with the goal of better understanding systemic sclerosis and identifying new and repurposed treatments for patients with systemic sclerosis. She has may active research collaborations both in the US and abroad. Clinically, Dr. Hinchcliff leads a team of multidisciplinary specialists with expertise in caring for patients with systemic sclerosis. She participates in ongoing clinical trials in order to give patients access to the latest treatments that may be beneficial.

Yale Collaborators

  • Instructor

    Dr. Chock completed her MD degree at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, Canada.  She completed her residency at New York Presbyterian in Queens, New York.  Dr. Chock joined the Section of Rheumatology for her fellowship in 2016, she recently received her MPH degree from Johns Hopkins University. She has a strong interest in data synthesis, systematic reviews and meta- analysis. Her current research endeavor includes investigation of drug effects and outcomes using large health survey or administrative data. 

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine (Rheumatology); Director of Yale Spondyloarthritis Program, Rheumatology; Co-chair, Safety and Quality Council, Rheumatology

    Dr Abhijeet Danve is a rheumatologist who enjoys serving adult patients with inflammatory rheumatic diseases. He has particular interest in psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and gout. Dr Danve is certified in internal medicine (2012) and rheumatology (2014) by American Board of Internal Medicine. He is certified by American College of Rheumatology in musculoskeletal ultrasound (RhMSUS) and uses musculoskeletal ultrasound routinely in his practice. He is recipient of the Marshall J Schiff Fellowship Award by American College of Rheumatology (2013), Fellowship of American College of Physicians (FACP) (2014) and Distinguished fellow award by American College of Rheumatology (2015). Dr. Danve is an active member of SPARTAN (Spondyloarthritis Research and Treatment Network), GRAPPA (Group for Research and Assessment of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis), American College of Physicians and American College of Rheumatology. He enjoys teaching medical students, residents and fellows.

  • Assistant Professor

    Dr. Dong completed medical degree at Wuhan University School of Medicine before pursuing PhD study at University of Connecticut Health Center. Her PhD work focused on chemoattractant signaling in leukocyte homing and activation at sites of infection and injury including atherosclerosis. Following the PhD work, she joined Dr. Joseph Craft’s laboratory at Yale for postdoctoral training. She studied transcriptional factors in immune cell development in murine lupus under the auspices of a postdoctoral Brown-Coxe Fellowship and an Arthritis Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship. During rheumatology fellowship training at Yale, she investigated the role of STAT4-guided expression in driving pathogenic cytokine production in human lupus. Her current research focus is to understand cardiovascular diseases in systemic lupus erythematosus. 

  • Clinical Fellow

    After graduating from medical school at the University of Debrecen in Hungary, Dr. Feher completed his PhD training at his medical school institution studying how coronary microvessels behave in obesity and diabetes mellitus. After finishing his internal medicine residency at Cornell University, prior to starting his cardiology fellowship, he spent two years at the Yale Translational Research Imaging Center (Y-TRIC) to learn multimodality imaging techniques used for the investigation of the coronary microcirculation. He is the recipient of American Physiological Society Cardiovascular Section Research Recognition Award, the Japanese Society for Microcirculation Young Investigator Award and was one of the finalists in the 2018 American Society of Nuclear Cardiology Young Investigator competition. His most recent work has been focusing on studying the interaction between autoimmunity and the microcirculation by using molecular imaging and multimodality imaging techniques. Dr. Feher hopes that by studying this interaction, he will be able to discover better tools for the in vivo assessment of coronary microvascular disease.

  • Assistant Professor; Associate Program Director, Rheumatology


    Dr. Betty Hsiao joined the Yale Section of Rheumatology for fellowship in 2015, then became part of the faculty in 2018. She is interested in investigating how patients share their viewpoints and goals of care with their doctor in order to accomplish shared medical decision-making, along with her mentor Dr. Liana Fraenkel. They are interested in how patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) make decisions as to which medication(s) to try when one stops working or is not working adequately. She is also completing a Masters in Health Science and enjoys teaching medical students, residents, and fellows.


  • Associate Professor Term; Associate Professor of Medicine and Radiology; Director, Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiovascular Medicine; Director, Cardiology Fellowship Program, Cardiovascular Medicine

    Dr. Edward J. Miller, MD, PhD is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Radiology in the Section of Cardiovascular Medicine. Dr. Miller directs the clinical nuclear cardiology laboratory at Yale-New Haven Hospital as well as the Cardiology Fellowship Program for the Yale School of Medicine. His clinical and research interests center on the evaluation and treatment of infiltrative cardiomyopathies, particularly cardiac sarcoidosis and amyloidosis, and are focused on the role of nuclear cardiac imaging in diagnosing and defining treatment response in these disorders. In addition, Dr. Miller pursues translational research focused on metabolic cardiomyopathies, particularly the role of mitochondrial metabolism in obesity-related metabolic heart disease.

    Dr. Miller received his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame, majoring in Preprofessional Studies with a concentration in Science, Technology and Values. He completed medical school at the Loyola-Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago where he was awarded an American Heart Association Student Research Fellowship. Dr. Miller completed his internal medicine residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, as well as research and clinical cardiology fellowships at Yale. He also completed a PhD in Investigative Medicine from the Yale School of Medicine, working in the laboratory of Dr. Lawrence Young focused on "The Cardioprotective Effects of AMP-Activated Protein Kinase." Dr. Miller is a recipient of an NIH/NLHBI K08 award, mentored by Dr. Wilson Colucci at Boston University School of Medicine on "The Role and Regulation of the LKB1-AMPK Axis in Diabetic Cardiomyopathy."

    Dr. Miller was recruited back to Yale in 2015 to direct the nuclear cardiology lab and the cardiology fellowship program.

  • Assistant Professor; Dermatology Director, Adult Primary Care Center

    I am a physician-scientist in dermatology, which involves both taking care of patients and advancing scientific research. I see patients at the Yale Medicine dermatology office at 322 East Main St in Branford, CT. I take care of a wide range of dermatologic conditions including autoimmune diseases such as lupus and scleroderma (systemic sclerosis), skin cancer, acne, psoriasis, atopic dermatitis/eczema, and blistering skin diseases. In the laboratory my research primarily focuses on the role of the immune system in scleroderma and chronic graft-vs-host disease, two immune-mediated processes that cause tightening of the skin. To setup an appointment, please contact our office at (203) 481-3419. I look forward to seeing you. 

    Ian D. Odell, MD, PhD

  • Assistant Professor of Immunobiology

    Aaron Ring received his undergraduate training at Yale University and entered the Stanford Medical Scientist Training Program for his MD and PhD degrees. At Stanford, he worked in the laboratories of K. Christopher Garcia and Irving Weissman to use structure-based protein engineering to develop new cytokine and immune checkpoint therapies for cancer. Aaron joined the faculty of the Yale Department of Immunobiology in 2016 as the Robert T. McCluskey Yale Scholar. The focus of his research is to understand and manipulate the activity of immune receptors using precision immunopharmacology and systems immunology.