Researcher in labFour ongoing clinical and bench research efforts focus upon development of EMR decision support programing to compensate for fragmented care of patients with lupus; lupus urinary biomarkers and clinometrics; mechanisms of fibrotic and inflammatory lung disease in scleroderma and after lung transplantation.

Each of these projects is supported via collaboration with an extramural institution or other division with the department of medicine.

The Division of Rheumatology hosts an annual one-day visit from a program director and /or fellows from a collaborating institution to both help formulate new clinical research hypotheses and to review and critique the educational program.

In 2013 the guest institution was The Ohio State University; in 2014, Washington University, St.Louis; 2016 UCLA; 2017 University of Colorado.