Beth Laurie Jonas, MD, FACR

Reeves Foundation Distinguished Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology
Director, UNC Rheumatology Fellowship Training Program

Specialty Areas: rheumatoid arthritis, seronegative spondyloarthropathies, medical education

Chronology: BA: Wesleyan University, 1984; MD: State University of New York Upstate Medical University, 1989; Intern and Resident: The George Washington University, 1989-1992; Chief Medical Resident: The George Washington University, 1992-1993; Rheumatology Fellow: Emory University, 1993-1995; Assistant Professor of Medicine: Emory University 1995-1998; Visiting Researcher: Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, 1994-1998; Assistant Professor of Medicine and Orthopedics: University of North Carolina, 1998-2011; Director, Rheumatology Fellowship Training Program: University of North Carolina, 2001-present; Associate Professor of Medicine: University of North Carolina, 2011; Professor of Medicine: University of North Carolina, 2017; Reeves Foundation Distinguished Professor of Medicine: University of North Carolina, 2018-Present.

Description of research and/or clinical interests: Dr. Jonas’ clinical interests are in the evaluation and management of patients with inflammatory arthritis, including rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and enteropathic arthritis. Dr. Jonas has a strong interest in medical education and educational scholarship. She is highly involved in teaching rheumatology to learners at all level from undergraduate medical students to rheumatology fellows.

Selected Bibliography:

Baldassari AR, Cleveland RJ, Luong ML, Jonas BL; Consortium for the Longitudinal Evaluation of African Americans with Early Rheumatoid Arthritis, Conn DL, Moreland LW, Bridges SL Jr, Callahan LF. Socioeconomic factors and self-reported health outcomes in African Americans with rheumatoid arthritis from the Southeastern United States: the contribution of childhood socioeconomic status. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2016 Jan 12;17(1):10.

Miloslavsky EM, Criscione-Schrieber LG, Jonas BL, O’Rourke KS, McSparron JI, Bolster MB. The fellow as clinical teacher: Improving rheumatology fellows’ teaching skills during inpatient consultation. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2015 Sep 28. doi: 10.1002/acr.22733. [Epub ahead of print]

Criscione-Schreiber LG, Sloane RJ, Hawley J, Jonas BL, O’Rourke KS, Bolster MB. Expert panel consensus on assessment checklists for a rheumatology objective structured clinical examination. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2015 Jul;67(7):898-904.

Blalock SJ, DeVellis BM, DeVellis RF, Chewning B, Jonas BL, Sleath BL. Medication risk communication during rheumatology office visits. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2015 Feb;67(2):161-8.

Baldassari AR, Cleveland RJ, Jonas BL, Conn DL, Moreland LW, Bridges SL Jr, Callahan LF. Socioeconomic disparities in the health of African-Americans with rheumatoid arthritis from the Southeastern USA. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2014 Dec;66(12):1808-17.

Criscione-Schreiber LG, Bolster MB, Jonas BL, O’Rourke KS. Competency based goals, objectives, and linked evaluations for rheumatology training programs: A standardized template of learning activities from the Carolinas Fellows Collaborative (CFC). Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2013 Jun;65(6):846-53.

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