UCHealth Rheumatology Clinic - Anschutz Medical Campus1635 Aurora Ct 4th Floor, Aurora, CO 80045
Clinical Interest for Patients
I treat patients with many different kinds of inflammatory arthritis and vasculitis in my general rheumatology clinic. I also care for patients with lupus in our multidisciplinary Lupus Clinic.
- Rheumatology ( 1996 , 2014 )
Conditions & Treatments
Autoimmune Disorders, Rheumatoid Arthritis
Bones, Joints and Muscles
Education & Training
MD, University of Alabama School of Medicine (1989)
BS, Vanderbilt University (TN) (1985)
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School Program (1990)
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School Program (1992)
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School Program (1995)
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Member
American Association of Immunologists (AAI), Member
American College of Physicians (ACP), Fellow
American College of Rheumatology (ACR), Fellow
American Medical Association (AMA), Member
International Complement Society (ICS), Member
Research & Grants
Research Interests for Patients
My research interests are primarily focused on investigating the cause of systemic lupus erythematosus, an autoimmune disease that can affect every organ system in the body. My research program has three parts: 1) the study of genes that contribute to the development of lupus in order to understand how they do this as this may lead to new treatments, 2) the study of markers in the blood and urine that may indicate how a person with lupus is responding to treatment or predict when they are going to have a flare so that their treatment can be optimized, and 3) the study of first-degree relatives (parents, siblings, children) of people with lupus to identify factors that lead to the development of lupus so that we can prevent it.
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Clinical Interests for Referring Providers
I am interested in all inflammatory and autoimmune rheumatic diseases, with a particular interest in systemic lupus erythematosus.
Research Interest for Referring Providers
Dr. Boackle is interested in the etiology and pathogenesis of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), with the long-term goal of developing new targeted therapies for this disease. She is currently investigating the role of complement receptor 2 as a lupus susceptibility gene in humans, and is studying the functional effects of gene variants that have been associated with disease. She is also studying first-degree relatives of individuals with lupus to evaluate genetic and environmental factors that lead to the development of this disease. Finally, she is working to identify biomarkers that serve as surrogate markers for lupus disease activity to guide the treatment of individuals with SLE.