Hermine I. Brunner, MD, MSc, MBA

Director, Division of Rheumatology

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone 513-636-6320

Fax 513-636-4116

Email hermine.brunner@cchmc.org

Clinical

Health-related quality of life; outcome research; lupus

Research

Economic analyses; HRQOL; measurement development; outcome research; lupus

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Hermine Brunner, MD, MSc, MBA, is a pediatric rheumatologist with a special clinical and research interest in pediatric lupus. Her research is focused on biomarker discovery and the testing of new medications for lupus. She is also involved in trial design and provides statistical support at Cincinnati Children's. As head of the Lupus Center, she is involved in the conduction of the Lupus Clinic and the organization of Lupus Support Groups. She also pioneers the development of outcome measures and improving the quality of clinical of children with lupus and other rheumatic diseases.

MD: Ludwig Maximilan University, Munich, Germany, 1991.

Residency: University of Chicago, 1997.

Fellowship: University of Toronto & Cincinnati, 1999.

MSc: Clinical Epidemiology: University of Toronto, 1999.

Certification: Pediatrics 1997; Rheumatology, 2002.

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Brunner HI, Silva CA, Reiff A, Higgins GC, Imundo L, Williams CB, Wallace CA, Aikawa NE, Nelson S, Klein-Gitelman MS, Rose SR. Randomized, double-blind, dose-escalation trial of triptorelin for ovary protection in childhood-onset systemic lupus erythematosus. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2015 May;67(5):1377-85.

De Benedetti F, Brunner H, Ruperto N, Schneider R, Xavier R, Allen R, Brown DE, Chaitow J, Pardeo M, Espada G, Gerloni V, Myones BL, Frane JW, Wang J, Lipman TH, Bharucha KN, Martini A, Lovell D; Paediatric Rheumatology International Trials Organisation and the Pediatric Rheumatology Collaborative Study Group. Catch-up growth during tocilizumab therapy for systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis: results from a phase III trial. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2015 Mar;67(3):840-8.

Brunner HI, Klein-Gitelman MS, Zelko F, Beebe DW, Foell D, Lee J, Zaal A, Jones J, Roebuck-Spencer T, Ying J. Blood-based candidate biomarkers of the presence of neuropsychiatric systemic lupus erythematosus in children. Lupus Sci Med. 2014 Nov 5;1(1):e000038.

Brunner HI, Ruperto N, Zuber Z, Keane C, Harari O, Kenwright A, Lu P, Cuttica R, Keltsev V, Xavier RM, Calvo I, Nikishina I, Rubio-Pérez N, Alexeeva E, Chasnyk V, Horneff G, Opoka-Winiarska V, Quartier P, Silva CA, Silverman E, Spindler A, Baildam E, Gámir ML, Martin A, Rietschel C, Siri D, Smolewska E, Lovell D, Martini A, De Benedetti F; Paediatric Rheumatology International Trials Organisation PRINTO; Pediatric Rheumatology Collaborative Study Group (PRCSG). Efficacy and safety of tocilizumab in patients with polyarticular-course juvenile idiopathic arthritis: results from a phase 3, randomised, double-blind withdrawal trial. Ann Rheum Dis. 2015 Jun;74(6):1110-7.

Gitelman DR, Klein-Gitelman MS, Ying J, Sagcal-Gironella AC, Zelko F, Beebe DW, Difrancesco M, Parrish T, Hummel J, Beckwith T, Brunner HI. Brain morphometric changes associated with childhood-onset systemic lupus erythematosus and neurocognitive deficit. Arthritis Rheum. 2013 Aug;65(8):2190-200.

Hollander MC, Sage JM, Greenler AJ, Pendl J, Avcin T, Espada G, Beresford MW, Henrickson M, Lee TL, Punaro M, Huggins J, Stevens AM, Klein-Gitelman MS, Brunner HI. International consensus for provisions of quality-driven care in childhood-onset systemic lupus erythematosus. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2013 Sep;65(9):1416-23.

Mina R, Klein-Gitelman MS, Nelson S, Eberhard BA, Higgins G, Singer NG, Onel K, Tucker L, O'Neil KM, Punaro M, Levy DM, Haines K, Martini A, Ruperto N, Lovell D, Brunner HI. Validation of the systemic lupus erythematosus responder index for use in juvenile-onset systemic lupus erythematosus. Ann Rheum Dis. 2014 Feb;73(2):401-6.

Brunner HI, Klein-Gitelman MS, Zelko F, Thomas EC, Hummel J, Nelson SM, Huggins J, Curran ML, Roebuck-Spencer T, Beebe DW, Ying J. Validation of the Pediatric Automated Neuropsychological Assessment Metrics in childhood-onset systemic lupus erythematosus. Arthritis care & research. 2013;65(3):372-81.

Silva CA, Avcin T, Brunner HI. Taxonomy for systemic lupus erythematosus with onset before adulthood. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2012 Dec;64(12):1787-93.

Mina R, von Scheven E, Ardoin SP, Eberhard BA, Punaro M, Ilowite N, Hsu J, Klein-Gitelman M, Moorthy LN, Muscal E, Radhakrishna SM, Wagner-Weiner L, Adams M, Blier P, Buckley L, Chalom E, Chédeville G, Eichenfield A, Fish N, Henrickson M, Hersh AO, Hollister R, Jones O, Jung L, Levy D, Lopez-Benitez J, McCurdy D, Miettunen PM, Quintero-del Rio AI, Rothman D, Rullo O, Ruth N, Schanberg LE, Silverman E, Singer NG, Soep J, Syed R, Vogler LB, Yalcindag A, Yildirim-Toruner C, Wallace CA, Brunner HI; Carra SLE Subcommittee. Consensus treatment plans for induction therapy of newly diagnosed proliferative lupus nephritis in juvenile systemic lupus erythematosus. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2012 Mar;64(3):375-83.