UAAC Assistant Professor Ernest R. Vina, MD, MS published in Arthritis Care and Research

Mar 4, 2019

UAAC Assistant Professor of Medicine Ernest R. Vina, MD, MS, was recently published in the online and print editions of 'Arthritis Care and Research'.

Dr. Vina's article: "Modifiable Determinants of Exercise Use in a Diverse Ethnic Population with Osteoarthritis", highlights his research work in the area of health disparities.  Dr. Vina was first author on this publication, which also included UAAC Director C. Kent Kwoh, MD; UAAC Research Technician Jazmin Dagnino, former UAAC Research Technician Andrea Arrelano and colleagues Michael Hannon, MD (University of Pittsburgh), Leslie Hausmann, PhD (University of Pittsburgh) and Said Ibrahim, MD, MPH, MBA (Weill Cornell Medicine).

To view a the article in its entirety, please click on the title below:

"Modifiable Determinants of Exercise Use in a Diverse Ethnic Population with Osteoarthritis"

About Dr. Vina:

Dr. Vina serves as Assistant Professor of Medicine in the University of Arizona College of Medicine. He earned his bachelor’s degree in psychobiology from UCLA in 1999 and his medical doctorate from the Chicago Medical School, Rosalind Franklin School of Medicine, in 2004.  He completed his internal medicine residency at Cedars Sinai Medical Center where he also completed a Health Services Research fellowship.  His rheumatology fellowship was completed at the University of Chicago Medical Center in 2011, and he also earned a master's degree in Health Studies.  He joined the University of Arizona College of Medicine and the UA Division of Rheumatology in 2014.

Prior to coming to the UA, Dr. Vina served as an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and as a staff rheumatologist in the Veteran’s Administration Pittsburgh Healthcare System.  He was also the core investigator at the VAPHS Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, a VA Center of Excellence.

Dr. Vina’s research interests include racial disparities in systemic lupus erythematosus, treatment preferences,  racial disparities in osteoarthritis, quality of care and health services.

He is a member of the American College of Rheumatology, the American College of Physicians, the American Medical Association and the Society for Medical Decision Making.

He has authored numerous publications on racial and ethnic disparities and treatment preferences in systemic lupus erythematosus among other subjects. 

Dr. Vina is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.