S. Sam Lim MD, MPHProfessor of Medicine and Epidemiology; Clinical Director, Division of Rheumatology, Emory University; Chief of Rheumatology, Grady Health System, Atlanta, Georgia
Dr. Lim is Professor of Medicine in the Division of Rheumatology at Emory University School of Medicine and Professor of Epidemiology at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University. He is also the Chief of Rheumatology for Grady Health Systems, the only safety net hospital in Atlanta, where he founded and directs the Grady Lupus Clinic. His primary clinical interest is in the improvement in the diagnosis and management of lupus, particularly as it relates to mitigating racial health disparities and improving health equity.
Dr. Lim is a Principal Investigator for The Georgia Lupus Registry, one of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-funded population-based lupus registries from which he helped create the Georgians Organized Against Lupus research cohort. He is currently funded by the National Institutes of Health and the CDC to study the role of psychosocial stressors and other social determinants of health on racial health disparities in lupus. Dr. Lim has also been an investigator in over 45 lupus clinical trials since 2004. He is a member of the Systemic Lupus International Collaborating Clinics and the American College of Rheumatology Board of Directors. He is a Deputy Editor for the journal Arthritis Care & Research.