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About ReproRheum

ReproRheum is a clearing house for information, tools, and research about Reproductive Health for people with Rheumatic Disease. 

The program is supported by an Independent Medical Education grant from UCB and is directed by researchers at Duke University School of Medicine.

ReproRheum | GOALS

Our goal is to enable all people living with rheumatic disease to build the families they desire. We believe that honest and accurate conversations about pregnancy prevention, planning, and management are essential to meet this goal. We seek to provide useful tools to guide personalized discussions and decisions.

Our focus is providing searchable information that is easily accessible during a clinic visit. ReproRheum.Duke.edu is a living resource, changing with the newest data and guidelines.

This website is intentionally self-directed, meaning visitors are encouraged to explore the resources most relevant to their questions. Information is available in multiple forms, to meet the time and learning needs of users, with resources shared as text, graphics, and videos.

ReproRheum Team

Portrait of Megan E.B. Clowse, MD

Megan E.B. Clowse, MD, MPH Principal Investigator

For over 20 years, Dr. Clowse has studied and cared for the reproductive lives of women with rheumatic disease. Through this, she has been an international leader in the field, a frequent invited lecturer at scientific meetings, and an author of numerous book chapters and over 100 research manuscripts.

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Lisa Criscione-Scrieber, MD, MEd Education Director

Dr. Criscione-Schreiber is a rheumatologist with particular expertise in lupus and inflammatory myositis. She additionally specializes in medical education and has designed and delivered many curricula in rheumatology to audiences including patients, medical trainees, and faculty members.

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Amanda G. Snyderman, MPH Project Leader

With a public health background focused on reproductive health and health education, Amanda has spent the last 4 years as a Project Leader for grants intended to improve pregnancy outcomes for people with rheumatic diseases.