Meet Dr. Petri

Michelle Petri, M.D., M.P.H.


  • Professor Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University
  • Co-director Hopkins Lupus Pregnancy Center

Research Interests:

Aspects of Systemic lupus erythematosus including:
  • Thrombotic events
  • Antiphospholipid antibodies
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Pregnancy loss and preterm birth
  • Health status
  • Measurement of lupus disease activity
  • Longitudinal study of the predictive value of complement split products as laboratory measure of disease in lupus
  • Avascular of bone

Clinical Interests:

  • Systemic lupus erythematosus

Selected Publications:


  • M.P.H.: Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health, Epidemiology
  • M.D.: Harvard Medical School
  • Internship and Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Post-doctoral Fellowship: University of California, San Francisco, Allergy and Immunology/Rheumatology


  • American College of Rheumatology
  • Lupus Foundation of America, Medical Advisory Board; Chair, Lupus Now Education Program

Editorial Boards:

  • Journal of Rheumatology
  • Journal of Clinical Rheumatology
  • Lupus
  • Ad hoc reviewer for Annals of Internal Medicine, American Journal of Medicine, Medicine, Lancet, Journal of American Medical Association, Southern Medical Journal, Fertility and Sterility