Sasha Bernatsky, MD, PhD

Primary Axis: 
Musculoskeletal Disorders
Research Focus: 

One research focus has been on cancer, mortality, and other outcomes in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Additional projects include using administrative database sources to determine outcomes in rheumatic disease. These endeavors focus on health-related outcomes in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and SLE, and the economic impact of rheumatic diseases. Another focus is the study of rheumatic disease prevalence (determinations of how common different diseases are) across Canada, using administrative data. Also involvement in access-to-care research, particularly for patients with RA, and in other forms of patient-centred research.

Keywords: 
Epidemiology, rheumatic disease, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus, systemic autoimmune rheumatic diseases, pharmacoepidemiology, patient-centred care, administrative databases, cancer, biostatistics
Publications:
Bernatsky S, Habel Y, Rahme E. J. Observational Studies of Infections in Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Metaanalysis of Tumor Necrosis Factor Antagonists.Rheumatol. 2010.
Bernatsky S, Feldman D, De Civita M, Haggerty J, Tousignant P, Legaré J, Zummer M, Meagher T, Mill C, Roper M, Lee. Optimal care for rheumatoid arthritis: a focus group study. J.Clin Rheumatol. 2010.
Bernatsky S, Joseph L, Boivin JF, Gordon C, Urowitz M, Gladman D, et al. The relationship between cancer and medication exposures in systemic lupus erythaematosus: a case-cohort study.Ann Rheum Dis. 2008 Jan;67(1):74-79.

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