Her research interests have been directed at improving the outcomes of patients with arthritis and related autoimmune diseases. Dr. Phillips and colleagues have studied the pathophysiology and epidemiology of rheumatologic diseases in prospective longitudinal cohorts. Related translational studies have focused on the role of inflammation in the development of chronic disease. She has served as principal investigator for clinical and epidemiological studies of osteoarthritis. Her research group has also developed biobanks of patients with rheumatoid arthritis and scleroderma, recruiting several thousand patients with rare diseases into cohort studies and randomized trials that were used to build the methodology for ongoing studies.
Kristine Phillips, MD, PhD
1161 21st Avenue South, Medical Center North, Room / Suite T-3113, Nashville, TN 37232-2681
Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology & Immunology