Elizabeth Karlson, MD
Elizabeth W. Karlson, M.D. is Director of the Rheumatic Disease Epidemiology Research Program for the Section of Clinical Sciences, Division of Rheumatology, Allergy, and Immunology, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Karlson’s research expertise is in rheumatic disease epidemiology and outcomes, genetics, gene-environment interactions, and bioinformatics analysis of electronic health records for clinical and translational research. She is funded by the National Institutes of Health for translational epidemiology, electronic health record and bioinformatics research studies as well as Human Biosample Research Cores. She is co-Principal Investigator of the New England All of Us Research Program, and co-Principal Investigator of the Harvard eMERGE Clinical Center. She serves as Co-Director for the Partners HealthCare Biobank that aims to collect samples, family history, lifestyle and environmental survey data linked with comprehensive health information from electronic health records from 100,000 Partners HealthCare patients. She coordinates bioinformatics analyses for phenotype algorithms for the Partners Biobank Portal and eMERGE network. She has served on grant review committees for the National Institutes of Health, Arthritis Foundation, and national grant agencies in Canada and Europe. She has served on the American College of Rheumatology Blue Ribbon Panel on Academic Rheumatology. She has received the Henry Kunkel Young Investigator Award and the Excellence in Investigative Mentoring Award from the American College of Rheumatology, and the Senior Faculty Mentoring Award from the Brigham and Women’s Hospital.