Professor & Head, Center for Autoimmune and Musculoskeletal Diseases,
The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, Manhasset, NY
Professor of Molecular Medicine and Medicine, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine
Betty Diamond, MD has headed the rheumatology divisions at Albert Einstein School of Medicine and at Columbia University Medical Center. She also directed the Medical Scientist Training Program at Albert Einstein School of Medicine for many years. She is currently head of the Center for Autoimmune and Musculoskeletal Diseases at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research and director of the PhD and MD/PhD programs at the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine. Her MD is from Harvard University, residency in internal medicine at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center and postdoctoral training in immunology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
A former president of the American Association of Immunology, Dr. Diamond has also served on the board of directors of the American College of Rheumatology and the Scientific Council of the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS).
Dr. Diamond’s laboratory studies DNA-reactive B cells in the autoimmune disease systemic lupus erythematosus or lupus. These studies are designed to provide new strategies to protect against autoimmune disease.
In 2006, Dr. Diamond and her colleagues discovered why many lupus patients develop cognitive impairment.