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Affiliate Professor, Division of Rheumatology

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, John Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD (2005-2007)

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.



    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.