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Abigail Gilbert, MD, MSCI

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology

Specialty Area: Adult and pediatric rheumatology

Chronology: AB with Honors: Brown University, 2002. MD: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, 2009. Internal Medicine & Pediatrics Resident: Maine Medical Center, 2009-2013. Combined Adult and Pediatric Rheumatology Fellow: Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Lurie Children’s Hospital, 2013-2017. Masters of Science in Clinical Investigation: Northwestern University, 2017. Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine: University of North Carolina, 2017-present.

Description of research and/or clinical interests: Dr. Gilbert’s clinical practice is focused on the evaluation and management of adults and children with rheumatologic conditions including inflammatory arthritis and autoimmune disorders. Her research focuses on the many benefits of physical activity and exercise in individuals with arthritis and ways to help individuals be more physically active.

Selected Bibliography:

Gilbert AL, Lee J, Song J, Semanik PA, Ehrlich-Jones LS, Kwoh CK, et al. The Relationship between Self-reported Restless Sleep and Objectively Measured Physical Activity in Adults with Knee Osteoarthritis. Arthritis care & research. 2018;0(ja).

Dunlop DD, Song J, Lee J, et al. Physical Activity Minimum Threshold Predicting Improved Function in Adults With Lower-Extremity Symptoms. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). Apr 2017;69(4):475-483.

Song J, Gilbert AL, Chang RW, Pellegrini CA, Ehrlich-Jones LS, Lee J, Pinto D, Semanik PA, Sharma L, Kwoh CK, Jackson RD, Dunlop DD. Do Inactive Older Adults Who Increase Physical Activity Experience Less Disability: Evidence From the Osteoarthritis Initiative. J. Clin. Rheumatol. Jan 2017;23(1):26-32.

Silverberg JI, Song J, Pinto D, Yu SH, Gilbert AL, Dunlop DD, Chang RW. Atopic dermatitis is associated with less physical activity in US adults. The Journal of Investigative Dermatology. August 2016;136(8):1714-1716

Gilbert AL, Lee J, Ma M, et al. Comparison of Subjective and Objective Measures of Sedentary Behavior Using the Yale Physical Activity Survey and Accelerometry in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis. Journal of physical activity & health. Apr 2016;13(4):371-376. PCMID: PMC4864948.

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