Elke Arts

Radbound pic Elke ArtsJunior Researcher
Clinical rheumatology and cardiovascular risk.
Email: elkearts@gmail.com

Bachelor general Health Sciences // 2004 – 2007
Master Health Services Innovation // 2008
Bachelor of Medicine // 2012 – 2014

Work Experience
PhD student // 2009 – Present
Dept. of Rheumatology Radboud UMC Nijmegen
Administrative assistant ER unit // 2013 – Present
Dept. of Internal Medicine Radboud UMC Nijmegen
Researcher DREAM registry // 2013 – Present
Dutch Rheumatoid Arthritis Monitoring Registry

Current Research
My research focuses on cardiovascular risk in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients, particularly cardiovascular (CV) risk factors and prediction modeling. RA patients have an increased risk of CV disease. With my research I aim to contribute to the identification of relevant predictors and to the accurate prediction of CV risk in RA patients

Training & Skills
Epidemiology training // 2009 – 2013
Courses: ‘advanced analysis of prognosis studies’ & ‘multilevel analysis of longitudinal data’
Experience with quantitative and qualitative research, including statistical analyses and economic evaluation

Other Activities
Organizing a symposium; ‘Diabesitas’ // 2008
Chairman Alumni Society // 2008 – Present
Ambassador Maastricht University at Mälardalen University, Västerås, Sweden   // 2007
Contributor to the design and implementation of a cardiovascular screening program // 2011– 2013
Dept. Rheumatology Radboud UMC