null Sasha Bernatsky

Senior Scientist, RI-MUHC , 5252 de Maisonneuve

Infectious Diseases and Immunity in Global Health Program

Centre for Outcomes Research and Evaluation

Professor, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University

Department of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, MUHC



epidemiology • systemic lupus • rheumatic disease

Research Focus

My research focuses on outcomes in rheumatic diseases.

Research initiative: Canadian Network for Research on COVID-19 in Rheumatology (CAN‑RECOVR)

Selected Publications

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  • Vinet É, De Moura C, Pineau CA, Abrahamowicz M, Curtis JR, Bernatsky S. Serious infections in rheumatoid arthritis offspring exposed to tumour necrosis factor α inhibitors: cohort study. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2018 Oct;70(10):1565-1571. doi: 10.1002/art.40536. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 29771477.

  • Machado MAÁ, Moura CS, Guerra SF, Curtis JR, Abrahamowicz M, Bernatsky S. Effectiveness and safety of tofacitinib in rheumatoid arthritis: a cohort study. Arthritis Res Ther. 2018 Mar 23;20(1):60. doi: 10.1186/s13075-018-1539-6. PMID: 29566769.

  • Widdifield J, Paterson JM, Huang A, Bernatsky S. Causes of death in rheumatoid arthritis: How do they compare to the general population? Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2018 Mar 7. doi: 10.1002/acr.23548. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 29512334.

  • Bernatsky S, Ramsey-Goldman R, Petri M, Urowitz MB, Gladman DD, Fortin PR, Yelin EH, Ginzler E, Hanly JG, Peschken C, Gordon C, Nived O, Aranow C, Bae SC, Isenberg D, Rahman A, Hansen JE, St Pierre Y, Clarke AE. Smoking Is the Most Significant Modifiable Lung Cancer Risk Factor in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. J Rheumatol. 2018 Mar;45(3):393-396. doi: 10.3899/jrheum.170652. Epub 2018 Jan 15. PMID: 29335347.

  • Bernatsky S, Velásquez García HA, Spinelli JJ, et al. Lupus-related single nucleotide polymorphisms and risk of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. Lupus Sci Med. 2017 Nov 12;4(1):e000187. eCollection 2017. doi: 10.1136/lupus-2016-0001. PMID: 29214033.