Andrea Knight, MD, MSCE
Physician, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto; Associate Scientist, SickKids Research Institute; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Toronto
Dr. Andrea Knight is a pediatric rheumatologist at the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto, Canada. She obtained her medical degree from the Columbia College of Physicians & Surgeons in New York. She then completed her pediatric residency and pediatric rheumatology fellowship at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and a Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology from the University of Pennsylvania. She recently returned to her home city of Toronto, to join the lupus care team at SickKids and continue her clinical research at the SickKids Research Institute.
Dr. Knight conducts research with the goal of improving the lives of young people with childhood-onset systemic lupus erythematosus (cSLE). Her work focuses on understanding the burden of cSLE on brain health. She is studying the impact of cSLE on the developing brain. She is also studying the impact of mental health disorders on youth with cSLE. She hopes to improve treatment and overall care for young patients with cSLE.
She is the current Vice-Chair of the Lupus Section for the Childhood Arthritis & Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA), and a member of the Medical Scientific Advisory Committee for the Lupus Foundation of America. She also co-leads a research workgroup for the Mental Health Section of CARRA.