Yvonne Claire Lee

  • 1018 Citations
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Research Interests

The mission of our research is to understand the pain experience in individuals with systemic rheumatic conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and to identify the relationship between these experiences and pain pathways. This research is important because it paves the way for the development of effective pain prevention and management strategies to improve the well-being of our patients.

Training Experience

2006Residency, Barnes Jewish Hospital
2009Fellowship, Brigham & Women's Hospital

Education/Academic qualification

MMSc, Harvard Medical School

… → 2009

MD, University of Michigan

… → 2003


  • Arthritis - Rheumatoid
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Pain
  • Rheumatology
  • Sleep and Sleep Disorders

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Grants 2016 2022

Rheumatoid Arthritis
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Antirheumatic Agents
Central Nervous System Sensitization

Research Output 2008 2019

2 Citations (Scopus)

Association of Geography and Access to Health Care Providers With Long-Term Prescription Opioid Use in Medicare Patients With Severe Osteoarthritis: A Cohort Study

Desai, R. J., Jin, Y., Franklin, P. D., Lee, Y. C., Bateman, B. T., Lii, J., Solomon, DH., Katz, J. N. & Kim, S. C., May 1 2019, In : Arthritis and Rheumatology. 71, 5, p. 712-721 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Health Services Accessibility
Health Personnel
Opioid Analgesics
4 Citations (Scopus)

Brain glial activation in fibromyalgia – A multi-site positron emission tomography investigation

Albrecht, D. S., Forsberg, A., Sandström, A., Bergan, C., Kadetoff, D., Protsenko, E., Lampa, J., Lee, Y. C., Höglund, C. O., Catana, C., Cervenka, S., Akeju, O., Lekander, M., Cohen, G., Halldin, C., Taylor, N., Kim, M., Hooker, J. M., Edwards, R. R., Napadow, V. & 2 othersKosek, E. & Loggia, M. L., Jan 1 2019, In : Brain, Behavior, and Immunity. 75, p. 72-83 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Positron-Emission Tomography
1 Citation (Scopus)

Chronic Opioid Use in Rheumatoid Arthritis: Prevalence and Predictors

Lee, Y. C., Kremer, J., Guan, H., Greenberg, J. & Solomon, D. H., May 1 2019, In : Arthritis and Rheumatology. 71, 5, p. 670-677 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Opioid Analgesics
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Confidence Intervals
Antidepressive Agents
3 Citations (Scopus)

Mobile Apps for Individuals with Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Systematic Review

Luo, D., Wang, P., Lu, F., Elias, J., Sparks, J. A. & Lee, Y. C., Apr 1 2019, In : Journal of Clinical Rheumatology. 25, 3, p. 133-141 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Mobile Applications
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Health Personnel

Responsiveness of patient-reported outcomes measurement information system measures in rheumatoid arthritis patients starting or switching a disease-modifying antirheumatic drug

Wohlfahrt, A., Bingham, C. O., Marder, W., Phillips, K., Bolster, M. B., Moreland, L. W., Zhang, Z., Neogi, T. & Lee, Y. C., Jan 1 2019, In : Arthritis Care and Research. 71, 4, p. 521-529 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Antirheumatic Agents
Information Systems
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Linear Models
Patient Reported Outcome Measures