The Division of Rheumatology at The Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) has a very active and productive research program, with studies conducted in a variety of areas. These studies are funded by both federal and provincial organizations such as The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and The Canadian Initiative for Outcomes in Rheumatology Care (CIORA), as well as private and public partnerships. The studies are multi-disciplinary in nature with collaboration locally, nationally and internationally, resulting in several presentations at national and international meetings, as well as several annual publications. Specific areas of research include, but are not limited to: 

  • The Research in Arthritis in Canadian Children – Emphasizing Outcomes (ReACCh Out)
  • Linking Exercise, Activity and Pathophysiology in JIA – The LEAP Study
  • Incidence and Outcomes in JIA - associated Uveitis
  • Transition of Youth with Rheumatic Diseases to Adult Care
  • Validation of MSK Ultrasound in Children with JIA
  • Clinical Trials of Biologic Agents in Children with JIA
  • Evaluation of Subcutaneous Methotrexate in JIA
  • Outcomes in Primary CNS Vasculitis

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