My research is focused on understanding how to prevent and treat osteoarthritis. Specifically, I seek to determine whether rheumatic disease treatments are effective in preventing progression and/or treating patients with osteoarthritis. Additionally, my research focuses on identifying biomechanical risk factors and testing biomechanical treatments for osteoarthritis and characterizing MRI features of normal knees and knees with pain. I also study outcome measurement in rheumatic disease and with a particular focus on rheumatoid arthritis trials. I have received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Osteoarthritis Research Society and was the inaugural recipient of the Clinical Research Award from the American College of Rheumatology. In 2022, I accepted a secondary academic appointment at the Yale School of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Rheumatology, Allery & Immunology Section as an Assistant Professor Adjunct of Medicine where I will help to train residents, fellows and junior faculty members in the sound design of patient-focused studies, collection of patient-level data and analysis of study results.