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Adjunct Investigator

Metabolic, Cardiovascular and Inflammatory Disease Genomics Branch

Head

Genomics of Autoimmune Rheumatic Disease Section

Director

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

Education

M.D. University of California, San Francisco

M.P.H. University of California, Berkeley

D.Sc. Netherlands Institute for Health Sciences, Rotterdam

Biography

Lindsey A. Criswell, M.D., M.P.H., D.Sc., became director of NIAMS in February 2021. Previously, she served as vice chancellor of research at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), as well as professor of rheumatology and professor of orofacial sciences. Her research focuses on the genetics and epidemiology of human autoimmune disease, particularly rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus. She has mentored many students and junior faculty to independent research careers. Dr. Criswell earned a bachelor’s degree in genetics and a master’s degree in public health from the University of California, Berkeley; a D.Sc. in genetic epidemiology from the Netherlands Institute for Health Sciences, Rotterdam; and an M.D. from UCSF. Dr. Criswell is board certified in internal medicine and rheumatology.

Genomics of Autoimmune Rheumatic Disease Section Staff

Lisa Barcellos
Lisa Barcellos, Ph.D., M.P.H.
  • Visiting Research Scientist
  • Genomics of Autoimmune Rheumatic Disease Section
Cristina Lanata
Cristina Lanata, M.D.
  • Staff Clinician
  • Genomics of Autoimmune Rheumatic Disease Section
Mary Horton
Mary Horton, Ph.D., M.P.H.
  • Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Genomics of Autoimmune Rheumatic Disease Section
Joanne Nititham
Joanne Nititham, M.P.H.
  • Statistician
  • Genomics of Autoimmune Rheumatic Disease Section

Last updated: May 16, 2022