Dr. Alexandra Legge

March 1, 2022 7:07 pm Published by

Dr. Alexandra Legge is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Rheumatology at the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre and Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Dr. Legge completed her medical school, Internal Medicine residency, and Adult Rheumatology subspecialty residency training at Dalhousie University. During her residency, Dr. Legge also completed a Master of Science degree in Community Health & Epidemiology at Dalhousie University through the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada accredited Clinician Investigator Program. Her thesis project involved using data from the SLICC inception cohort to construct a frailty index, known as the SLICC-FI, as a measure of susceptibility to adverse health outcomes among patients with systemic lupus.

Following residency training, Dr. Legge completed a research fellowship at Arthritis Research Canada and the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Her fellowship focused on the development of methods for measuring frailty among patients with systemic rheumatic diseases using population-based administrative claims data.

Dr. Legge’s primary research interest is the impact of frailty on long-term clinical outcomes in systemic lupus. She is the current Director of the Dalhousie University Lupus Clinic in Halifax, which was established in 2000 by Dr. John Hanly.

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