Rosalind Ramsey-Goldman, MD, DrPH, is the Gallagher Research Professor of Rheumatology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (NUFSM) and an attending physician for Northwestern Medicine. She is the director of the Patient-Oriented Clinical Research Program in lupus with continuous funding from NIH, foundations, philanthropy, and industry since 1991 when she joined the faculty at NUFSM. Her research program examines risk factors to minimize complications in lupus including osteoporosis, malignancy, renal, and cardiovascular disease. Through national and international collaborations, she studies genetic risk factors for disease severity/susceptibility; collaborates on investigations studying pathogenesis of disease; develops disease classification criteria, flare assessments, nephritis guidelines, disease impact (damage and frailty), and assessment of patient-reported outcomes (including an investigator-initiated NIAMS/NIH funded clinical trial testing an intervention to mitigate fatigue, a pervasive problem affecting 90% of patients with lupus). She is active in designing, monitoring, and performing clinical trials, identifying novel biomarkers, and testing innovative therapies. Many of these clinical investigations incorporate analysis of lupus in multiethnic cohorts examining clinical, laboratory, and health related outcomes. An underlying theme for these investigations is a longstanding interest in documenting health disparities in lupus and experience working with communities.