Dr. Janet Pope is a rheumatologist; epidemiologist and professor of medicine. Her interests include epidemiologic studies and randomized trials in scleroderma (systemic sclerosis), SLE (lupus, systemic lupus erythematosus), rheumatoid arthritis (RA; including early rheumatoid arthritis). She supervises masters students and is involved in many multi-site databases with stored serum, antibodies and well defined patient characteristics (including early RA, SLE, scleroderma, RA treated with biologics).
Dr. Pope is the Division Head in Rheumatology at St. Joseph's Health Centre, London. She obtained her MD, and Fellowship in Internal Medicine at UWO (1985) and a Fellowship in Rheumatology and Masters of Public Health (in Epidemiology and Biostatistics) at Boston University. She then did an Arthritis Society research fellowship in scleroderma. She is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Rheumatology and also Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Westem Ontario (UWO), Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry.
Dr. Pope is on the Canadian Early Arthritis Cohort (CATCH) Medical Advisory Committee, is Vice President of CaNIOS (Canadian Network for Improved Outcomes in SLE), and is a founding member in the Canadian Scleroderma Research Group (CSRG), is on the executive of Canadian Rheumatology Research Consortium (CRRC). She contributes to Advisory Boards (in scleroderma, RA and lupus), and is a member of the Scleroderma Clinical Trials Consortium and CAN (Canadian Arthritis Network). She has a large cohort of scleroderma patients that she has been following for years.She is Chair of the CRA Roche Summer Research Studentship and CRA Abbott Summer Studentship. Dr. Pope has published over 100 peer reviewed articles, 8 chapters and several Cochrane meta-analysis reviews.