Joint & Bone Initiative

Dr. Lillian Barra

Lillian Barra
Assistant Professor
Microbiology & Immunology

Research Areas

Arthritis, Rheumatology

Dr. Lillian Barra came to Western University originally for her M.D. and Postgraduate training in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology and has since joined the University as an Assistant Professor in the Rheumatology Division of the Department of Medicine and the Division of Experimental Medicine. During her time in Western’s Post-Graduate Training Program, she held such positions as Chief Medical Resident and Chief Rheumatology Resident while winning several research awards.


While currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Public Health at Harvard University she remains an active contributor to the research being done within the Division of Rheumatology, specifically those in the pathogenesis of antibodies in Rheumatoid Arthritis, biomarkers in Early Inflammatory Arthritis, and epidemiological studies in Vasculitis. She also maintains an active role within CanVasc, a national network of Rheumatologists with an aim of establishing research and education programs in Vasculitis. In addition to these activities, she supervises the research of Western Students at all degree levels and teaches within the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry.

Recent Publications