People

Faculty

Durga Adhikari, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Kelli Allen, PhD

Professor of Medicine

Leigh F. Callahan, PhD

Associate Director, UNC Thurston Arthritis Research Center
Mary Link Briggs Distinguished Professor of Medicine

Professor, Departments of Social Medicine and Orthopaedics
Adjunct Professor Department of Epidemiology

Becki Cleveland, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Scott P. Commins, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine

Brian Diekman, PhD

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Abigail Gilbert, MD, MSCI

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Yvonne M. Golightly, PT, MS, PhD

Assistant Professor of Epidemiology

Nortin M. Hadler, MD, MACP, MACR, FACOEM

Emeritus Professor of Medicine and Microbiology/Immunology

Rumey C. Ishizawar, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Director, UNC Rheumatology Clinic 

Beth Laurie Jonas, MD, FACR

Interim Chief, Division of Rheumatology, Allergy & Immunology
Professor of Medicine
Director, UNC Rheumatology Fellowship Program

Joanne M. Jordan, MD, MPH

Joseph P. Archie, Jr. Eminent Professor of Medicine
Vice Dean for Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development
Adjunct Professor, Epidemiology

Edwin H. Kim, MD, MS

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Allergy and Immunology
Director, UNC Allergy and Immunology Fellowship Training Program
Director, UNC Food Allergy Initiative

Mildred Kwan, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Samantha K. Lin, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Peng Liu, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine

Richard F. Loeser, Jr., MD

Director, UNC Thurston Arthritis Research Center
Herman and Louise Smith Distinguished Professor, Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology

Lara Longobardi, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Amanda E. Nelson, MD, MSCR

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Douglas Phanstiel, PhD

Assistant Professor of Cell Biology and Physiology

Alfredo Rivadeneira, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Associate Division Chief, Division of Rheumatology, Allergy, and Immunology
Director, Therapeutic Infusion Center

Elizabeth R. Schulman, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Saira Z. Sheikh, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Director, UNC Rheumatology Lupus Clinic
Director, Clinical Trials Program at UNC's Thurston Arthritis Research Center 

Christopher E. Sims, MD, MPH

Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Professor of Chemistry

Claire Van Eenwyk, MD

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine

William J. Yount, MD

Reeves Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology

Staff

Diane Bresch, RN, BSN, CCRC

Arthritis Clinical Trials Coordinator
919-966-0545
diane_bresch@med.unc.edu

Jennifer Bullard

Director of Development
919-843-5398
jennifer_bullard@unc.edu


Emma Dehne

Administrative Coordinator
919-966-0552
emma_dehne@med.unc.edu


w. Patrick Gale

Web Application Handyman & Data Librarian
919-966-8635
patrick_gale@unc.edu

Maria Irene Font Mera

Administrative Support Specialist 
919-962-4975

Richard Lotstein, MS

Associate Director of Finance & Administration
Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology
919-966-8388
richard_lotstein@med.unc.edu

Julie Norfleet

Lupus Clinical Trials Coordinator
919-843-6619
jann1@email.unc.edu

Bradd Pavur, APR

External and Internal Communications Specialist
919-843-7868
bradd_pavur@med.unc.edu



Aubrey Wilson, PA

Physician Assistant
UNC Rheumatology Clinic

Rand Worthington

Accounting Technician
919-966-3922
rworthin@email.unc.edu