Pamela Weiss, M.D., M.S.C.E.

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Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Senior Scholar, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Department: Pediatrics

Contact information
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Roberts Center for Pediatric Research
2716 South Street
11th Floor, Room 11-121
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-590-2547
A.B. (Molecular Biology)
Princeton University , 1998.
M.D. (Medicine)
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 2002.
MSCE (Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics)
University of Pennsylvania, 2009.
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Description of Research Expertise

Dr. Pamela Weiss's research focus includes pharmacoepidemiology and outcomes research in pediatric juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) and juvenile spondyloarthritis. She has advanced training in clinical epidemiology and biostatistics through the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics master’s degree program. Her research goals are to 1) improve the diagnosis of pediatric spondyloarthritis (which includes both enthesitis-related arthritis and psoriatic arthritis); 2) better define the disease activity of children with spondyloarthritis; 3) develop treatment strategies for children with spondyloarthritis that improve both clinical and patient-reported outcomes.

Description of Clinical Expertise

Juvenile arthritis
Enthesitis-related arthritis
Juvenile spondyloarthritis

Selected Publications

Weiss PF, Brandon T, Ryan M, Treemarcki E, Armendariz S, Wright T, Godiwala C, Stoll M, Xiao R, Lovell D: Development and validation of juvenile spondyloarthritis disease flare (JSpAflare) measure: Ascertaining flare in patients with inactive disease. Arthritis Care Res Page: doi: 10.1002, Aug 2021 Notes: epub.

Tirelli R, Xiao R, Brandon TG, Burnham JM, Chang JC, Weiss PF. : Determinants of disease activity change over time in Enthesitis Related Arthritis: Effect of structured outcome monitoring and clinical decision support. Pediatr Rheumatol Online J 18(1)(79), October 2020 Notes: doi: 10.1186/s12969-020-00472-3.

Buckley L, Xiao R, Perman M, Grossman A, Weiss PF: Psoriasis Associated with Tumor Necrosis Factor-Alpha Inhibitors in Children with Inflammatory Diseases. Arthritis Care & Research 73(2): 215-220, February 2021.

Otobo TM, Conaghan PG, Maksymowych WP, van der Heijde D, Weiss P, Sudol-Szopinska I, Herregods N, Jaremko JL, Meyers AB, Rumsey D, Inarejos EC, Kirkhus E, Stimec J, Panwar J, Thorpe K, Jans L, van Rossum MAJ, Tolend M, Perez M, Tzaribachev N, Sandhya P, Tse S, Simone A, Swami VG, Touma Z, Lambert R, Doria AS: Preliminary definitions for sacroiliac joint pathologies in the OMERACT juvenile idiopathic arthritis magnetic resonance imaging score. J Rheumatol 46(9): 1192-1197, Feb 2019.

Morgan EM, Munro J, Horonjeff J, Horgan B, Shea B, Feldman B, Clairman H, Bingham CO 3rd, Thornhill S, Strand V, Alongi A, Magni-Manzoni S, van Rossum MAJ, Vesely R, Vojinovic J, Brunner HI, Harris JG, Horton DB, Lovell DJ, Mannion M, Rahimi H, Ravelli A, Ringold S, Ruperto N, Schrandt MS, Shenoi S, Shiff NJ, Toupin-April K, Tzaribachev N, Weiss P, Consolaro A: Establishing an updated core domain set for studies in juvenile idiopathic arthritis: a report from the OMERACT 2018 JIA Workshop. J Rheumatol 46(8): 1006-1013, Feb 2019.

Weiss PF, Xiao R, Brandon TG, Biko DM, Maksymowych WP, Lambert RG, Jaremko JL, Chauvin NA.: Radiographs in screening for sacroilitis in children: what is the value? Arthritis Res Ther 20(1): 141, July 2018 Notes: doi: 10.1186/s13075-018-1642-8.

Weiss PF, Maksymowych W, Lambert R, Jaremko J, Biko D, Paschke J, Brandon T, Chauvin NA: Feasibility and Reliability of the Spondyloarthritis Research Consortium of Canada Sacroiliac Joint Inflammation Score for Children with Spondyloarthritis. Arthritis Res Ther 20(1): 56, Mar 2018 Notes: doi: 10.1097/PEC.0000000001460. epub ahead of print.

Weiss PF, Xiao R, Brandon TG, Pagnini I, Wright TB, Beukelman T, Morgan E, Feudtner C: Comparative Effectiveness of Tumor Necrosis Factor Agents and Disease-modifying Antirheumatic Therapy in Children with Enthesitis-related Arthritis: The First Year after Diagnosis. J Rheumatol 45(1): 107-14, Jan 2018.

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