Dr. Janet Pope is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Rheumatology and also Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine, London, Ontario, Canada. She is the Division Head in Rheumatology at St. Joseph's Health Centre, London.
She obtained her MD, and Fellowship in Internal Medicine at UWO and a Fellowship in Rheumatology and Masters of Public Health were acquired at Boston University. She then completed a Canadian Arthritis Society Research Fellowship in Scleroderma. She is a founding member in the Canadian Scleroderma Research Group (CSRG) and is Vice President of CaNIOS (Canadian Network for Improved Outcomes in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus). She is on the executive of Canadian Rheumatology Research Consortium (CRRC), 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 chairs both the Canadian Rheumatology Association Clinical and Research Summer Studentships. She is on the Scientific Advisory Committee for the CATCH cohort (Canadian Early Arthritis Cohort) and for the OBRI (Ontario Best Practices Research Initiative). She regularly answers website questions for Lupus Ontario as a medical advisor and was awarded the Lupus Hope Award for her contributions.Her research includes epidemiologic studies in scleroderma, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and RA, including outcome measurements, clinical trials and disease manifestations. She has published over 200 peer-reviewed articles, 11 chapters, 300 abstracts and several Cochrane meta-analysis reviews. She has mentored more than 50 students and trainees.