Cecilia P. Chung, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine

Dr. Cecilia P. Chung is a physician-scientist with training in rheumatology, clinical pharmacology, and pharmacoepidemiology. Her laboratory  is funded by R01 awards from NIAMS and NIGMS.
Following her training in Peru and Canada, she earned an M.P.H. degree from Vanderbilt University and completed internship, internal  medicine residency and the clinical part of her rheumatology fellowship at Johns Hopkins University. After Johns Hopkins, Dr. Chung returned to Vanderbilt University to complete the research oriented part of her fellowship and was recruited to join the faculty at Vanderbilt in  July of 2012.

Dr. Chung is currently Associate Professor of Medicine. Her research is focused on (1) Pharmacoepidemiology, in the area of comparative    safety; (2) Pharmacogenetics of immunosuppressant agents; and (3) Clinical research, in the area of cardiovascular disease in patients with  systemic lupus erythematosus and rheumatoid arthritis.

Major areas of activity

1. Comparative safety on non-opioid pain medications

2. Genetic and clinical determinants of response to immunosuppressants

3. Cardiovascular disease and novel cardiovascular risk factors in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus and rheumatoid arthritis