DoM Faculty Appointments and Promotions – April 2024

Congratulations to the following Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine faculty on their recent appointment or promotion!

Associate Professor

Maureen Dubreuil, MD, MSc, Medicine/Rheumatology, specializes in spondyloarthritis, including the pharmacoepidemiology of spondyloarthritis. Her work has shown protective effects of medications on disease outcomes and comorbidities. She recently led a national project to develop referral recommendations for adults who may have spondyloarthritis. She serves as director of research training for the section of rheumatology and as faculty for the rheumatology fellowship program.

S. Reza Jafarzadeh, DVM, MPVM, PhD, Medicine/Rheumatology, specializes in the development of novel Bayesian methods and the application of causal inference methods in rheumatic diseases, critical care and infectious diseases. He applies innovative statistical methods to solve challenging research questions and has established a national reputation in the development of Bayesian methods in the evaluation of diagnostic tests and prevalence estimation in the absence of a reference standard. He developed a novel Bayesian approach that was more accurate than the CDC’s method to estimate the prevalence of arthritis in the U.S.