Erica Lawson, MD

Title(s)Associate Professor, Pediatrics
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address550 16th Street, #4137
San Francisco CA 94158
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    University of MichiganBA2001English Language & Literature
    Washington University in St. LouisMD2005Medicine
    University of Washington / Seattle Children's HospitalResidency training2008Pediatrics
    UCSFCertificate in Clinical Research2011Epidemiology
    UCSFFellowship training2012Pediatric Rheumatology
    UCSFCertificate in Implementation Science2014Epidemiology
    University of California, San Francisco, CA2018Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training
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    Washington University School of Medicine2001Distinguished Student Scholarship
    Washington University School of Medicine2005George F. Gill Prize in Pediatrics
    American College of Rheumatology2012Distinguished Fellow Award
    Arthritis Foundation2013Jessica Saul Award for Exceptional Service to Youth and their Families
    UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital2016The Caring Tree Award
    UCSF School of Medicine2020Excellence in Teaching Award

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    Dr. Lawson is a pediatric rheumatologist and medical educator at the University of California, San Francisco, where she joined the faculty in 2013. She provides care to children, teens and young adults with chronic rheumatic disease. Dr. Lawson’s main research interest is the improvement of long-term outcomes and access to care for individuals with childhood-onset rheumatic diseases, with a focus on health disparities. She serves as Program Director for the UCSF Pediatric Rheumatology Fellowship, and the Pediatric Clerkship Director for the UCSF School of Medicine.

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    1. Correction: Engaging patients and parents to improve mental health intervention for youth with rheumatological disease. Pediatr Rheumatol Online J. 2024 Feb 16; 22(1):27. Fawole OA, Reed MV, Harris JG, Hersh A, Rodriguez M, Onel K, Lawson E, Rubinstein T, Ardalan K, Morgan E, Paul A, Barlin J, Daly RP, Dave M, Malloy S, Hume S, Schrandt S, Marrow L, Chapson A, Napoli D, Napoli M, Moyer M, Delgaizo V, Danguecan A, von Scheven E, Knight A, CARRA Investigators. PMID: 38365775; PMCID: PMC10870660.
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    2. Socioeconomic Factors Are Associated With Severity of Hospitalization in Pediatric Lupus: An Analysis of the 2016 Kids' Inpatient Database. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2023 10; 75(10):2073-2081. Soulsby WD, Lawson E, Okumura M, Pantell MS. PMID: 36971263.
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    3. Enhancing Care Partnerships Using a Rheumatology Dashboard: Bringing Together What Matters Most to Both Patients and Clinicians. ACR Open Rheumatol. 2023 Apr; 5(4):190-200. Van Citters AD, Taxter AJ, Mathew SD, Lawson E, Eseddi J, Del Gaizo V, Ahmad J, Bajaj P, Courtnay S, Davila L, Donaldson B, Kimura Y, Lee T, Mecchella JN, Nelson EC, Pompa S, Tabussi D, Johnson LC. PMID: 36852527; PMCID: PMC10100696.
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    4. Transition readiness measures for adolescents with chronic illness: A scoping review of new measures. Health Care Transitions. 2023 Jan 1; 1:100022. Killackey KT, Nishat NF, Elsman EE, Lawson LE, Kelenc KL, Stinson SJ. .
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    5. Implementation of Rheumatology Health Care Transition Processes and Adaptations to Systems Under Stress: A Mixed-Methods Study. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2023 03; 75(3):689-696. Chang JC, Sears C, Bitencourt N, Peterson R, Alperin R, Goh YI, Overbury RS, Sadun R, Smitherman E, White PH, Lawson EF, Carandang K. PMID: 34806346.
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    6. Cumulative Social Disadvantage Associated with Childhood Arthritis: A Cross-Sectional Analysis of the National Survey of Children's Health. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2023 01; 75(1):3-8. Soulsby WD, Lawson E, Pantell MS. PMID: 35904964; PMCID: PMC10013419.
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    7. Patient-Reported Outcomes Among Transition-Age Young Adults With Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis in the Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance Registry. J Rheumatol. 2023 01; 50(1):98-106. Smitherman EA, Chahine RA, Bitencourt N, Rahman AKMF, Lawson EF, Chang JC, CARRA Registry Investigators and CARRA Transition Workgroup. PMID: 36109074.
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    8. Pediatric to Adult Transition Literature: Scoping Review and Rheumatology Research Prioritization Survey Results. J Rheumatol. 2022 Nov; 49(11):1201-1213. Bitencourt N, Lawson E, Bridges J, Carandang K, Chintagunta E, Chiraseveenuprapund P, DeQuattro K, Goh YI, Lee TC, Moore KF, Peterson RG, Roberts JE, Ronis T, Sadun RE, Smitherman EA, Stringer E, White PH, Chang JC, Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA) Transition Workgroup. PMID: 35914787.
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    9. Co-design of an Electronic Dashboard to Support the Coproduction of Care in Pediatric Rheumatic Disease: Human-Centered Design and Usability Testing. J Particip Med. 2022 Apr 22; 14(1):e34735. Taxter A, Johnson L, Tabussi D, Kimura Y, Donaldson B, Lawson E, Del Gaizo V, Vitelli D, Pinter C, Van Citters A, Nelson E, Lee T. PMID: 35133283; PMCID: PMC9077505.
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    10. Social determinants of health influence disease activity and functional disability in Polyarticular Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis. Pediatr Rheumatol Online J. 2022 Mar 07; 20(1):18. Soulsby WD, Balmuri N, Cooley V, Gerber LM, Lawson E, Goodman S, Onel K, Mehta B, CARRA Registry Investigators. PMID: 35255941; PMCID: PMC8903717.
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    11. Translating research into practice-implementation recommendations for pediatric rheumatology; Proceedings of the childhood arthritis and rheumatology research alliance 2020 implementation science retreat. Pediatr Rheumatol Online J. 2022 Feb 07; 20(1):10. Yildirim-Toruner C, Pooni R, Goh YI, Becker-Haimes E, Dearing JW, Fernandez ME, Morgan EM, Parry G, Burnham JM, Ardoin SP, Barbar-Smiley F, Chang JC, Chiraseveenuprapund P, Del Gaizo V, Eakin G, Johnson LC, Kimura Y, Knight AM, Kohlheim M, Lawson EF, Lo MS, Pan N, Ring A, Ronis T, Sadun RE, Smitherman EA, Taxter AJ, Taylor J, Vehe RK, Vora SS, Weiss JE, von Scheven E, MAS for the CARRA Implementation Science Workgroup. PMID: 35130904; PMCID: PMC8822721.
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    12. Transitioning to Adulthood with a Rheumatic Disease: A Case-Based Approach for Rheumatology Care Teams. Rheum Dis Clin North Am. 2022 02; 48(1):141-156. Sadun RE, Covert LT, Lawson EF. PMID: 34798943.
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    13. Community poverty level influences time to first pediatric rheumatology appointment in Polyarticular Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis. Pediatr Rheumatol Online J. 2021 Aug 14; 19(1):122. Balmuri N, Soulsby WD, Cooley V, Gerber L, Lawson E, Goodman S, Onel K, Mehta B, CARRA Registry Investigators, . PMID: 34391453; PMCID: PMC8364108.
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    14. Engaging patients and parents to improve mental health intervention for youth with rheumatological disease. Pediatr Rheumatol Online J. 2021 Feb 23; 19(1):19. Fawole OA, Reed MV, Harris JG, Hersh A, Rodriguez M, Onel K, Lawson E, Rubinstein T, Ardalan K, Morgan E, Paul A, Barlin J, Daly RP, Dave M, Malloy S, Hume S, Schrandt S, Marrow L, Chapson A, Napoli D, Napoli M, Moyer M, Delgaizo V, Danguecan A, von Scheven E, Knight A, CARRA Investigators. PMID: 33622346; PMCID: PMC7901209.
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    15. Differences in Healthcare Transition Views, Practices, and Barriers Among North American Pediatric Rheumatology Clinicians From 2010 to 2018. J Rheumatol. 2021 09; 48(9):1442-1449. Johnson KR, Edens C, Sadun RE, Chira P, Hersh AO, Goh YI, Hui-Yuen J, Singer NG, Spiegel LR, Stinson JN, White PH, Lawson E, CARRA Transition Workgroup. PMID: 33526621.
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    16. Disease activity and health-care utilization among young adults with childhood-onset lupus transitioning to adult care: data from the Pediatric Lupus Outcomes Study. Lupus. 2020 Sep; 29(10):1206-1215. Haro SL, Lawson EF, Hersh AO. PMID: 32640935.
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    17. US Adult Rheumatologists' Perspectives on the Transition Process for Young Adults With Rheumatic Conditions. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2020 03; 72(3):432-440. Zisman D, Samad A, Ardoin SP, Chira P, White P, Lavi I, von Scheven E, Lawson EF, Hing M, Mellins ED. PMID: 30740937.
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    18. Patterns of Healthcare Use and Medication Adherence among Youth with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus during Transfer from Pediatric to Adult Care. J Rheumatol. 2021 01 01; 48(1):105-113. Chang JC, Knight AM, Lawson EF. PMID: 32007936; PMCID: PMC7394721.
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    19. Longitudinal disease- and steroid-related damage among adults with childhood-onset systemic lupus erythematosus. Semin Arthritis Rheum. 2019 10; 49(2):267-272. Heshin-Bekenstein M, Trupin L, Yelin E, von Scheven E, Yazdany J, Lawson EF. PMID: 31235075; PMCID: PMC7480934.
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    20. Multisite Randomized Clinical Trial Evaluating an Online Self-Management Program for Adolescents With Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis. J Pediatr Psychol. 2019 04 01; 44(3):363-374. Connelly M, Schanberg LE, Ardoin S, Blakley M, Carrasco R, Chira P, Hayward K, Ibarra M, Kimura Y, Kingsbury DJ, Klein-Gitelman MS, Lawson E, Stinson J. PMID: 30204919; PMCID: PMC6415659.
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    21. Final adult height of patients with childhood-onset systemic lupus erythematosus: a cross sectional analysis. Pediatr Rheumatol Online J. 2018 Apr 23; 16(1):30. Heshin-Bekenstein M, Perl L, Hersh AO, von Scheven E, Yelin E, Trupin L, Yazdany J, Lawson EF. PMID: 29688869; PMCID: PMC5913867.
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    22. Adverse pregnancy outcomes in adolescents and young women with systemic lupus erythematosus: a national estimate. Pediatr Rheumatol Online J. 2018 Apr 16; 16(1):26. Ling N, Lawson E, von Scheven E. PMID: 29661199; PMCID: PMC5902884.
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    23. Depression Risk in Young Adults With Juvenile- and Adult-Onset Lupus: Twelve Years of Followup. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2018 03; 70(3):475-480. Knight AM, Trupin L, Katz P, Yelin E, Lawson EF. PMID: 28544568; PMCID: PMC5700870.
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    24. Developing the Process for Transferring Care from Pediatric to Adult Providers. Health Care Transition. 2018 Jan 1; 149-156. Okumura OM, Lawson LE. .
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    25. Early Outcomes in Children With Antineutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibody-Associated Vasculitis. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2017 07; 69(7):1470-1479. Morishita KA, Moorthy LN, Lubieniecka JM, Twilt M, Yeung RSM, Toth MB, Shenoi S, Ristic G, Nielsen SM, Luqmani RA, Li SC, Lee T, Lawson EF, Kostik MM, Klein-Gitelman M, Huber AM, Hersh AO, Foell D, Elder ME, Eberhard BA, Dancey P, Charuvanij S, Benseler SM, Cabral DA, ARChiVe Investigators Network within the PedVas Initiative. PMID: 28371513.
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    26. Paediatric rheumatic diseases: Navigating the transition from paediatric to adult care. Nat Rev Rheumatol. 2017 03; 13(3):138-139. Lawson EF, Mellins ED. PMID: 28202918.
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    27. Comparing Presenting Clinical Features in 48 Children With Microscopic Polyangiitis to 183 Children Who Have Granulomatosis With Polyangiitis (Wegener's): An ARChiVe Cohort Study. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2016 10; 68(10):2514-26. Cabral DA, Canter DL, Muscal E, Nanda K, Wahezi DM, Spalding SJ, Twilt M, Benseler SM, Campillo S, Charuvanij S, Dancey P, Eberhard BA, Elder ME, Hersh A, Higgins GC, Huber AM, Khubchandani R, Kim S, Klein-Gitelman M, Kostik MM, Lawson EF, Lee T, Lubieniecka JM, McCurdy D, Moorthy LN, Morishita KA, Nielsen SM, O'Neil KM, Reiff A, Ristic G, Robinson AB, Sarmiento A, Shenoi S, Toth MB, Van Mater HA, Wagner-Weiner L, Weiss JE, White AJ, Yeung RS, ARChiVe Investigators Network within the PedVas Initiative. PMID: 27111558.
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    28. CE-41 Disease activity and health care utilisation among young adults with childhood-onset lupus transitioning to adult care: data from the paediatric lupus outcomes study. Lupus Science & Medicine. 2016 Sep 1; 3(Suppl 1):a69. Lawson LE, Hersh HA. .
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    29. A population-based study of infection-related hospital mortality in patients with dermatomyositis/polymyositis. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2015 May; 67(5):673-80. Murray SG, Schmajuk G, Trupin L, Lawson E, Cascino M, Barton J, Margaretten M, Katz PP, Yelin EH, Yazdany J. PMID: 25331828; PMCID: PMC4404175.
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    30. Reasons for failure to receive pneumococcal and influenza vaccinations among immunosuppressed patients with systemic lupus erythematosus. Semin Arthritis Rheum. 2015 Jun; 44(6):666-71. Lawson EF, Trupin L, Yelin EH, Yazdany J. PMID: 25701500; PMCID: PMC4464934.
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    31. Educational and vocational outcomes of adults with childhood- and adult-onset systemic lupus erythematosus: nine years of followup. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2014 May; 66(5):717-24. Lawson EF, Hersh AO, Trupin L, von Scheven E, Okumura MJ, Yazdany J, Yelin EH. PMID: 24877200; PMCID: PMC4049266.
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    32. Choosing Wisely: the American College of Rheumatology's Top 5 for pediatric rheumatology. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2014 May; 66(5):649-57. Rouster-Stevens KA, Ardoin SP, Cooper AM, Becker ML, Dragone LL, Huttenlocher A, Jones KB, Kolba KS, Moorthy LN, Nigrovic PA, Stinson JN, Ferguson PJ, American College of Rheumatology Pediatric Rheumatology Core Membership Group. PMID: 24756998.
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    33. Atypical cases of scleroderma en coup de sabre. J Child Neurol. 2014 May; 29(5):698-703. Kraus V, Lawson EF, von Scheven E, Tihan T, Garza J, Nathan RG, Cordoro KM, Waubant E. PMID: 24667737.
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    34. A168: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus In-Hospital Mortality Risk Across Ages: A National Estimate. Arthritis & Rheumatology. 2014 Mar 1; 66(S3):s217-s217. Lawson LE, Trupin TL, Hersh HA, von Scheven vE, Yelin YE, Yazdany YJ. .
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    35. HIV risk perception and distribution of HIV risk among African, Caribbean and other Black people in a Canadian city: mixed methods results from the BLACCH study. BMC Public Health. 2013 Mar 02; 13:184. Baidoobonso S, Bauer GR, Speechley KN, Lawson E, BLACCH Study Team. PMID: 23452410; PMCID: PMC3599852.
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    36. Perception of transition readiness and preferences for use of technology in transition programs: teens' ideas for the future. Int J Adolesc Med Health. 2013; 25(2):119-25. Applebaum MA, Lawson EF, von Scheven E. PMID: 23740658.
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    37. Do adult disease severity subclassifications predict use of cyclophosphamide in children with ANCA-associated vasculitis? An analysis of ARChiVe study treatment decisions. J Rheumatol. 2012 Oct; 39(10):2012-20. Morishita K, Guzman J, Chira P, Muscal E, Zeft A, Klein-Gitelman M, Uribe AG, Abramson L, Benseler SM, Eberhard A, Ede K, Hashkes PJ, Hersh AO, Higgins G, Imundo LF, Jung L, Kim S, Kingsbury DJ, Lawson EF, Lee T, Li SC, Lovell DJ, Mason T, McCurdy D, O'Neil KM, Punaro M, Ramsey SE, Reiff A, Rosenkranz M, Schikler KN, Scuccimarri R, Singer NG, Stevens AM, van Mater H, Wahezi DM, White AJ, Cabral DA, ARChiVe Investigators Network. PMID: 22859342.
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    38. Improving transition readiness and quality of life (QOL) with a pediatric lupus health passport. Pediatric Rheumatology. 2012 Jul 1; 10(Suppl 1):a23. Von Scheven VE, Tucker TL, Moorthy ML, Lawson LE, Neville NC, DaCosta DD, Fortin FP. .
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    39. Long-term education and employment outcomes in pediatric-onset systemic lupus erythematosus. Pediatric Rheumatology. 2012 Jul 1; 10(Suppl 1):a105. Lawson LE, Hersh HA, Trupin TL, Von Scheven VE, Yelin YE. .
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    40. Increased sensitivity of the European medicines agency algorithm for classification of childhood granulomatosis with polyangiitis. J Rheumatol. 2012 Aug; 39(8):1687-97. Uribe AG, Huber AM, Kim S, O'Neil KM, Wahezi DM, Abramson L, Baszis K, Benseler SM, Bowyer SL, Campillo S, Chira P, Hersh AO, Higgins GC, Eberhard A, Ede K, Imundo LF, Jung L, Kingsbury DJ, Klein-Gitelman M, Lawson EF, Li SC, Lovell DJ, Mason T, McCurdy D, Muscal E, Nassi L, Rabinovich E, Reiff A, Rosenkranz M, Schikler KN, Singer NG, Spalding S, Stevens AM, Cabral DA, ARegistry for Children with Vasculitis e-entry (ARChiVe) Network. PMID: 22589257.
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    41. Assessing the performance of the Birmingham Vasculitis Activity Score at diagnosis for children with antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated vasculitis in A Registry for Childhood Vasculitis (ARChiVe). J Rheumatol. 2012 May; 39(5):1088-94. Morishita K, Li SC, Muscal E, Spalding S, Guzman J, Uribe A, Abramson L, Baszis K, Benseler S, Bowyer S, Campillo S, Chira P, Hersh AO, Higgins G, Eberhard A, Ede K, Imundo L, Jung L, Kim S, Kingsbury DJ, Klein-Gitelman M, Lawson EF, Lovell DJ, Mason T, McCurdy D, Nanda K, Nassi L, O'Neil KM, Rabinovich E, Ramsey SE, Reiff A, Rosenkranz M, Schikler K, Stevens A, Wahezi D, Cabral DA, ARChiVe Investigators Network. PMID: 22337238.
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    42. Healthcare quality in systemic lupus erythematosus: using Donabedian's conceptual framework to understand what we know. Int J Clin Rheumtol. 2012 Feb; 7(1):95-107. Lawson EF, Yazdany J. PMID: 22448191; PMCID: PMC3308354.
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    43. Self-management skills in adolescents with chronic rheumatic disease: A cross-sectional survey. Pediatr Rheumatol Online J. 2011 Dec 06; 9(1):35. Lawson EF, Hersh AO, Applebaum MA, Yelin EH, Okumura MJ, von Scheven E. PMID: 22145642; PMCID: PMC3254592.
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    44. A brief history of testosterone. J Urol. 2001 Feb; 165(2):371-3. Freeman ER, Bloom DA, McGuire EJ. PMID: 11176375.
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