Pamela
 
Fitch
 
Weiss
M.D., M.S.C.E.
Email: 
weisspa@email.chop.edu
Address: 
The Children?s Hospital of Philadelphia Department of Pediatrics, Division of Rheumatology 3535 Market Street, Room 1526
215-590-2547
Affiliations
Affiliations
Centers of Emphasis:
Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness
Centers and Programs:
Clinical and Translational Research Center (CTRC)
Expertise

Juvenile arthritis
Enthesitis-related arthritis
Juvenile spondyloarthritis
Vasculitis

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.

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.

Appointments
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology in Biostatistics and Epidemiology at University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (2015– present)
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (2008– present)
Education
MSCE, Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Pennsylvania (2009)
M.D., Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine (2002)
A.B., Molecular Biology, Princeton University (1998)
Selected Publications
Weiss PF, Beukelman T, Schanberg LE, Kimura Y, Colbert RA; CARRA Registry Investigators. Enthesitis-related arthritis is associated with higher pain intensity and poorer health status in comparison with other categories of juvenile idiopathic arthritis: the Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance Registry. J Rheumatol. Vol 39(12) . 2012 Dec:2341-51.
Ringold S*, Weiss PF*, Beukelman T, Morgan-DeWitt E, Ilowite N, Kimura Y, Laxer RM Lovell D, Nigrovic P, Robinson A, Vehe R *co-first authors. 2013 update of the 2011 American College of Rheumatology recommendations for the treatment of juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2013.
Ringold S* and Weiss PF*, Beukelman T, Morgan-DeWitt E, Ilowite N, Kimura Y, Laxer RM Lovell D, Nigrovic P, Robinson A, Vehe R. 2013 update of the 2011 American College of Rheumatology recommendations for the treatment of juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Arthritis Rheum. 2013.
Beukelman T, Ringold S, Davis TE, DeWitt EM, Pelajo CF, Weiss PF, Kimura Y; CARRA Registry Investigators. Disease-modifying antirheumatic drug use in the treatment of juvenile idiopathic arthritis: a cross-sectional analysis of the CARRA Registry. J Rheumatol. Vol 39(9) . 2012 Sep:1867-74.
Weiss PF, Klink AJ, Behrens EM, Sherry DD, Finkel TH, Feudtner C, Keren R. Enthesitis in an inception cohort of enthesitis-related arthritis. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). Vol 63(9) . 2011 Sep:1307-12.
DeWitt EM, Kimura Y, Beukelman T, Nigrovic PA, Onel K, Prahalad S, Schneider R, Stoll ML, Angeles-Han S, Milojevic D, Schikler KN, Vehe RK, Weiss JE, Weiss P, Ilowite NT, Wallace CA; Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis Disease-specific Research Committee of Childhood Arthritis Rheumatology and Research Alliance. Consensus treatment plans for new-onset systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Arthritis Care & Research. Vol 64(7) . 2012 Jul:1001-10.
Horton DB, Sherry DD, Baldassano RN, and Weiss PF. Enthesitis is an extraintestinal manifestation of pediatric inflammatory bowel disease.. Ann Paediatr Rheum. Vol 1(4) . 2012:214-221.