Evelyn Hsieh, MD, , is an associate professor of medicine (rheumatology) and epidemiology (chronic diseases) at Yale, and the chief of rheumatology for the VA Connecticut Healthcare System. She enjoys caring for patients and teaching on the medical wards of the West Haven VA Medical Center.
Dr Hsieh is dedicated to bridging the fields of global health and rheumatology, in particular through research training. As a rheumatologist and epidemiologist, she studies the impact of chronic infection and inflammatory disease on musculoskeletal outcomes, such as osteoporosis, sarcopenia, falls, and fracture in the China, Peru, and the US. Her research combines biomedical and behavioral sciences approaches, and has leveraged national cohorts and international registries, including the US Veteran’s Aging Cohort Study and Chinese Registry of Rheumatoid Arthritis, to better understand drivers of risk for musculoskeletal outcomes.
Dr Hsieh’s work has been supported by the NIH, the Rheumatology Research Foundation, the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, and the China Medical Board (CMB). She is the co-founder and faculty lead of the Yale Network for Global Non-Communicable Diseases, program director of the CMB Global Health Leadership Development Program, and the chair of the ACR’s Global Engagement Committee.