Dr. Sam Lim

February 27, 2018 7:41 pm Published by

Dr. Sam Lim is Professor of Medicine in the Division of Human Immunology and Rheumatology at Emory University School of Medicine and Professor of Epidemiology at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University (Atlanta, Georgia). He is also Chief of Rheumatology for Grady Health Systems, the only hospital there that serves those with limited or no health insurance.

Dr. Lim’s research interests include epidemiology and outcomes in lupus, particularly as it relates to racial/ethnic health disparities. Dr. Lim is Principal Investigator of multiple investigator-initiated grants, including a R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health and a U01 grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Georgia Lupus Registry study which he established, has reiterated the striking differences in the incidence and prevalence of lupus among Whites and Blacks. Sam’s team is also evaluating the role of psychosocial stress in lupus health disparities.

Dr. Lim is site principal investigator for several clinical trials studying the safety and efficacy of new treatments for lupus and rheumatoid arthritis and has been involved in 30 clinical trials overall. He is a member of the SLICC group and serves as Treasurer on the Executive Committee. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Award and the Clinical Investigator Fellowship Award by the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) and has held multiple positions at the ACR and The Lupus Foundation of America.

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