BRASS Participants
Researchers and Collaborators

Recent Publications

  • Diet and Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms: Survey Results From a Rheumatoid Arthritis Registry.  Abstract»
  • Fibromyalgia Predicts Two-Year Changes in Functional Status in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients. Abstract»
  • Physical Activity and Correlates of Physical Activity Participation Over Three Years in Adults with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Abstract»
  • Different Rating of Global Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Disease Activity in Multimorbid Patients with RA. Abstract»

The purpose of BRASS

The purpose of the Brigham and Women’s Rheumatoid Arthritis Sequential Study (BRASS), under the direction of Dr. Nancy Shadick and Dr. Michael Weinblatt, is to determine how genes can be used to predict whether Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) will be mild or severe and to better understand how individuals respond to different drug treatments.
BRASS has over 1400 people diagnosed with RA who are patients at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital and who are followed in the clinic annually and sent questionnaires at six month intervals over a 15 year time span. Additionally, BRASS provides investigators with access to subsets of data as well as methodological support.

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