2011 - Jinoos Yazdany, MD, MPH

Dr. Yazdany received her undergraduate degree from Stanford University (1995), her Masters of Public Health from Harvard University (2000), and her MD from the University of California, Los Angeles (2000). She completed medical residency and a rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She joined the faculty in the UCSF Division of Rheumatology in 2006.

In 2005, she was awarded the American College of Rheumatology/Research and Education Foundation's Physician Scientist Development Award, in 2007, the Arthritis Foundation's Arthritis Investigator Award, and most recently a Career Development Award from the National Institute of Arthritis, Musculoskeletal and Skin (NIAMS).  Her primary research focus has been examining the quality of health care delivered to patients with lupus.  In 2009, with lupus experts from around the United States, she spearheaded the development of the first quality indicator set for lupus.  Subsequently, she has gone on to apply these indicators to understand health care quality for patients with lupus.  Her work has highlighted gaps in care for the condition, disparities in quality for vulnerable populations such as the uninsured, and also identified preventable medication errors.