The Lupus Initiative® collaborates with many experts, stakeholders and organizations doing important work to achieve the common goal of improving outcomes for people living with lupus, and we have benefited immensely from the donated expertise from a myriad of talented and dedicated volunteers committed to the work of reducing the disparities in care and outcomes experienced by many who suffer from this complex disease.

Lupus warrants particular attention and focus because it is considered by many to be the best case study for scrutinizing a broad spectrum of pointed, real-time medical, social, policy and health care issues. As such, the fight against health disparities in lupus requires a wide range of partners and perspectives. To learn more about the relationship between lupus and health disparities, please click here.

Moreover, because lupus can involve multiple organ systems and because its course is influenced significantly by patients themselves, The Initiative also has significant relationships with primary care and specialist providers, patients and their allies. Learn more about team-based medical care here.


American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology
American College of Rheumatology
American Medical Association Commission to End Health Disparities
American Osteopathic Association
Arthritis Foundation
Asian Women in Business
Association of Minority Health Professions Schools, Inc.
Association of American Indian Physicians
Association of Chinese American Physicians
Auxiliary National Medical Association
Bay Ridge Medical Society
Black Women’s Health Imperative
Brooklyn Gynecology Society
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
East Carolina University, Brody School of Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine
Feinstein Institute
Georgetown University
Grady Memorial Hospital
Henry Kunkel Society Immunologists
Hospital for Special Surgery
Howard University
Human Genome Sciences
Indian Health Service
Lupus Alliance of America
Lupus Foundation of America, Inc
Lupus Research Institute
Medical Club of Brooklyn
Medical Society of the County of Kings
Medical Society of the State of New York
Meharry Medical College
Morehouse School of Medicine
National Association of Hispanic Nurses
National Hispanic Medical Association
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
National Institutes of Health
National Medical Association
New York Academy of Medicine
New York Academy of Science
New York State Osteopathic Society
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Novartis AG
Office of Minority Health
Office on Women’s Health
Ohio State University
Rays of Fortitude (Patient-Led Awareness, Education & Support Group)
Saint Agnes Hospital
SLE Lupus Foundation
Southeast Renal Research Institute
Stanford University School of Medicine
Tuskegee University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Nursing and Allied Science
University of Alabama at Birmingham, Minority Health & Health Disparities Research Center
University of California San Francisco School of Medicine
University of Chicago
University of Miami Leonard M Miller School of Medicine
University of Michigan
US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health
US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Surgeon General
US Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women’s Health
Veteran Affairs Medical Center
William Davis Medical Research Center