Elizabeth Ferucci, MD
Affiliate Associate Professor
Division of Rheumatology

Faculty Information

Biography
Education & Training: 
MD
New York University School of Medicine
New York, NY
1994-1997
Certificate Program in Clinical Research
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
Denver, CO
2001-2003
Internal Medicine Residency
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
Denver, CO
1997-2000
Fellowship in Rheumatology
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
Denver, CO
2000-2003
MPH
ohn Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health
Baltimore, MD
2005-2007
Contact
Phone: 
(907) 729-1500
Mailing Address: 

Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
4315 Diplomacy Drive, ANC-HEP
Anchorage AK, 99508

Research & Clinical Interests
Research Interests: 

Dr. Ferucci's primary research interest is the epidemiology of autoimmune diseases in Alaska Native and American Indian people, especially rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus which are present at high rates in Alaska Native people.  She is the Principal Investigator for the CDC-funded Indian Health Service Lupus Registry which recently reported high prevalence and incidence of SLE in AI/AN populations.  She also has an ongoing collaboration with Dr.Hani El-Gabalawy at University of Manitoba, working on a study of first-degree relatives of Alaska Native and First Nations people with RA.  She was the Principal Investigator for the ANTHC Native American Research Centers for Health (NARCH) V and VI grants, which focus on increasing opportunities for research related to health disparities and increasing the mentoring of Alaska Native students interested in health research careers.

Publications
Publications: 

Selected-

    Ferucci ED, Johnston JM, Gaddy JR, Sumner L, Posever JO, Choromanski TL, Gordon C, Lim SS, Helmick CG.  Prevalence and incidence of systemic lupus erythematosus in a population-based registry of American Indian and Alaska Native people, 2007-2009.  Arthritis Rheumatol 2014 May 28.  Doi: 10.1002/art.38720. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 24891315

    Ferucci ED, Darrah E, Smolik I, Choromanski TL, Robinson DB, Newkirk MM, Fritzler MJ, Rosen A, and El-Gabalawy HS. Prevalence of anti-peptidylarginine deiminase type 4 antibodies in rheumatoid arthritis and unaffected first-degree relatives in indigenous North American populations. J Rheumatol 2013;40(9):1523-1528. PMID: 23908443. PMCID: PMC3969032

    Ferucci ED, Choromanski TL, Hurlburt KJ, Livingston S, Plotnik J, Manns MP, McMahon BJ, James JA.  Autoimmune hepatitis in the Alaska Native population: autoantibody profile and HLA associations.  Liver Int 2013 Nov 5; online first DOI: 10.1111/liv.12372.  PMID: 24939565.

    Ferucci ED, Schumacher MC, Lanier AP, Murtaugh MA, Edwards S, Helzer LJ, Lillian TO, Slattery ML.  Arthritis Prevalence and Associations in American Indian and Alaska Native People.  Arthritis Care and Research 2008; 59:1128-36

    Ferucci ED, Templin DW, Lanier AP.  Rheumatoid arthritis in American Indians and Alaska Natives: a review of the literature.  Semin Arthritis Rheum 2005;34(4):662-7.