This issue of Rheumatic Disease Clinics, guest edited by Dr. Candace Feldman, will Health Disparities in Rheumatic Diseases. This issue is one of four selected each year by series Consulting Editor, Dr. Michael Weisman. Topics discussed in this issue include, but are not limited to: Disparities in Rheumatology Through the Lens of Critical Race Theory; Use of Quality Metrics to Identify Disparities in Lupus Care; The Role of Individual and Area-level Poverty on Lupus Disparities; Disparities in Lupus Care and Outcomes among U.S. Medicaid Beneficiaries; Disparities in Rheumatoid Arthritis Care; Disparities in Childhood-onset Lupus and Mental Health Care for Pediatric Lupus Patients; Disparities in Rheumatic Disease Care, Access and Outcomes in the First Nations Population; Impact of Psychosocial Factors on RA and Lupus Health Disparities; Racial and gender disparities among patients with Gout; Racial/ethnic and geographic disparities in knee and hip osteoarthritis; Racial/ethnic Disparities in Osteoarthritis Management; Racial disparities in systemic sclerosis; Community-engaged Research: Lupus Conversations; Leveraging Telemedicine as an Approach to Address Rheumatic Disease Health Disparities; Understanding the Role and Challenges of Patient Preferences in Disparities in Rheumatic Disease Care; Designing an Intervention to Improve Management and Care Coordination for High Risk Lupus Patients; Greatest Challenges and Strategies to Achieve Equitable Rheumatologic Care Across the World, among others.
Edited by Candace H Feldman, MD, MPH, ScD, Associate Physician, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Department of Medicine
Division of Rheumatology, Immunology and Allergy