Site Principal Investigator Duke CARRA Project, Pedometry Project
Sarah Ringold, MD, MS is both an attending physician at Seattle Children's Hospital and an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine. She completed both her residency in pediatrics and her fellowship in pediatric rheumatology at Seattle Children's Hospital and is a clinician scientist with expertise in pediatric rheumatology, epidemiology, and comparative effectiveness.
During her fellowship training she received her MS in Epidemiology from the University of Washington. Dr. Ringold cares for children with chronic inflammatory diseases and teaches residents and students in the Rheumatology Clinic and on the inpatient service at Seattle Children's Hospital. Her primary research interests are in the measurement of disease activity in juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) and in the relationships between parent- and patient-reported health quality of life and disease activity in JIA. In addition, Dr. Ringold serves as the site-PI fro the Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA) at Seattle Children's Hospital and, most recently, has begun developing projects that will assess the cost-effectiveness of new therapies in JIA.
As a co-investigator with the UNC/Duke PEPR program, she provides expertise in disease activity assessment and PRO collection in the observational cohorts of children with JIA. She will lead the pedometry project with Dr. Bennett.