• Dr Ben Nowell
    Dr Ben Nowell

Some groups are underrepresented in rheumatology research. That’s cause for alarm.

We need people from all backgrounds in order to make research more powerful. But there are reasons some groups are less inclined to participate.

The difference between diagnosis and classification of rheumatologic conditions

Diagnosed with a rheumatologic condition but rejected by a clinical trial studying your condition? CJ Research Director Dr. Ben Nowell explains what’s going on

How much are people paying for RA medications? —Survey results are in!

CJ Research Director Dr. Ben Nowell with the results of a recent CreakyJoints survey on how much patients are paying for rheumatoid arthritis medications

Research about Pregnancy & Arthritis Medications: Part II, MotherToBaby

CJ Research Director Dr. Ben Nowell and Summer Associate Zach Landow with a look at a pregnancy info resource based on research: MotherToBaby

Googling medical symptoms? Looking for health info online? Dr. Ben Nowell tells you who you can trust

Unfortunately, fear mongering and marketing hype often drown out evidence-based health info on the internet. CJ Research Director Dr. Ben Nowell and Associate Nicole Schachman with some excellent and free resources

The meaning of ‘flare’: It’s complicated—and can mean different things to different people

Working with RA patients, Dr. Ben Nowell, our Director of Research, noticed when, “…the disease is kicking someone’s butt, I often hear the word ‘flare’.” Wanting to know what flare meant to folks, Dr. Ben checked out the research

Research about pregnancy and arthritis medications

Part 1: Safety of Biologics with Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Protected health information (PHI) is YOUR information but it can be used to benefit everyone

Dr. Ben on what you need to know about PHI and research

Informed consent: What it is and why it matters in research

Dr. Ben on a hot sauce/Labrador experiment, and why human subjects have a right to know about the risks and benefits of a research study

This Generation’s New Deal, Doctors 2.0, and You

Dr. Ben on CreakyJoints patient-powered research and why it can be good to be a nerd