PhD, Stanford University, 2006

Co-Director, National Data Bank for Rheumatic Diseases (NDB)

Assistant Professor, Rheumatology & Immunology, University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC)

Adjuct Affiliate, Center for Health Policy, Stanford University

Dr Michaud is Co-Director of the National Data Bank for Rheumatic Diseases (NDB), PI for the Rheumatoid Arthritis Investigator's Network (RAIN) Database, and Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He also assists with the Veterans Affairs Rheumatoid Arthritis (VARA) registry and is a co-founder of the Arthritis Internet Registry with the Arthritis Foundation.

Dr. Michaud first worked with Dr. Fred Wolfe in 1992 and officially joined the NDB as its Senior Analyst in 2001. From 2004-2006 Kaleb was at Stanford as an ARHQ pre-doctoral fellow at PCOR and completed his PhD in Physics with Jay Battacharya acting as his primary advisor in 2006. His primary interests revolve around pharmacoepidemiology, health outcomes, quality of life and cost-effectiveness in rheumatology. He spends much of his timing working with and collaborating with others using the NDB, the world's largest long-term observational data bank in rheumatology with over 36,000 patients since 1998.

Recent NDB research

England BR, Sayles H, Mikuls TR, Johnson DS, Michaud K. Validation of the Rheumatic Disease Comorbidity Index. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 2014 Sep 3. doi: 10.1002/acr.22456. PubMed link
Cannon GW, DuVall SL, Haroldsen CL, Caplan L, Curtis JR, Michaud K, et al. Persistence and Dose Escalation of Tumor Necrosis Factor Inhibitors in US Veterans with Rheumatoid Arthritis.J Rheumatol. 2014 Aug 15. pii: jrheum.140164. PubMed link
Kerr G, Aujero M, Richards J, Sayles H, Davis L, Cannon G, Caplan L, Michaud K, Mikuls T. Associations of hydroxychloroquine use with lipid profiles in rheumatoid arthritis: Pharmacologic implications. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2014 Apr 1. doi: 10.1002/acr.22341. PubMed link
Caplan L, Wolfe F, Michaud K, Quinzanos I, Hirsh JM. Health literacy is strongly associated with functional status among rheumatoid arthritis patients: A cross-sectional study. Arthritis Care and Research. 2014 Apr;66(4):508-14. doi: 10.1002/acr.22165. PubMed link
Sokolove J, Johnson DS, Lahey LJ, Wagner CA, Cheng D, Thiele GM, Michaud K, et al. Rheumatoid factor as a potentiator of anti-citrullinated protein antibody-mediated inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2014 Apr;66(4):813-21. doi: 10.1002/art.38307. PubMed link
Wolfe F, Michaud K, Busch RE, Katz RS, Rasker JJ, Shahouri SH, Shaver TS, Wang S, Walitt BT, Häuser W. Polysymptomatic Distress in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis: Understanding disproportionate response and its spectrum. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2014 Feb 4. doi: 10.1002/acr.22300. PubMed link
Wolfe F, Michaud K, Busch RE, Katz RS, Rasker JJ, Shahouri SH, Shaver TS, Wang S, Walitt BT, Häuser W. Polysymptomatic Distress in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis: Understanding disproportionate response and its spectrum. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2014 Feb 4. doi: 10.1002/acr.22300. PubMed link
Michaud K, Fehringer EV, Garvin K, O'Dell JR, Mikuls TR. Rheumatoid arthritis patients are not at increased risk for 30-day cardiovascular events, infections, or mortality after total joint arthroplasty. Arthritis Res Ther. 2013;15(6):R195. PubMed link
Hernández Alava M, Wailoo A, Wolfe F, Michaud K. A Comparison of Direct and Indirect Methods for the Estimation of Health Utilities from Clinical Outcomes. Medical Decision Making. 2013: DOI: 10.1177 PubMed link
Davis ML, Michaud K, Sayles H, Conn DL, Moreland LW, Bridges SL Jr, Mikuls TR. Associations of alcohol use with radiographic disease progression in African Americans with recent-onset rheumatoid arthritis. Journal of Rheumatology. 2013:40(9):1498-504. PubMed link