HIP Investigator, Dr. Christie Bartels becomes Rheumatology Division Chief

HIP Investigator, Christie Bartels, MD, MS, was appointed permanent chief of the Division of Rheumatology within the UW Department of Medicine.

Dr. Bartels currently investigates ways to reduce health disparities and improve the cardiovascular health and longevity of patients with rheumatic or other inflammatory diseases. Her team is also examining how retention in care affects lupus outcomes, using a Centers for Disease Control/World Health Organization-endorsed model from HIV to reduce health disparities.

Congratulations, Dr. Bartels!

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