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Dr Kim Lauper is an MD and rheumatologist from Geneva, Switzerland. She moved to the UK as a clinical research fellow in the Centre for Epidemiology Versus Arthritis (formerly Arthritis Research UK) at the University of Manchester from 2018 to 2019 and is now back in Geneva, where she completes her PhD as a split-site PhD student, and works as Senior clinical associate and rheumatologist at the Geneva University Hospitals. Her research focuses on the evaluation of real-life use of biologic and targeted synthetic treatments for rheumatoid arthritis using register data, and its methodology.


  • Doctorate of Medicine, University of Geneva (2018)
  • Specialisation in Internal Medicine (2014) and Rheumatology (2018) awarded by the Swiss Medical Association (FMH)
  • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Training (2017) awarded by the Swiss Society of Ultrasonography (SGUM)
  • Certificate of Advanced Studies in Patients-oriented Clinical Research, University of Geneva (2018)
  • Diploma of Medicine, University of Geneva (2009)

Research interests

Rheumatoid arthritis and epidemiology, particularly comorbidites, drug effectiveness and safety, methodological issues in real-world data.

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

  • 2020-now Chair elect of EMEUNET (beginning June)
  • 2019-now Member of the Equality Commission, Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva
  • 2019-now Member of the committee overseeing the Swiss Rheumatology Exam
  • 2019-2020 Leader of the EMEUNET peer-mentoring subgroup
  • 2018-now Member of the EMEUNET working group, peer-mentoring subgroup
  • 2018-now Member of the American College of Rheumatology
  • 2017-now Member of AMIG’s committee (Association of Institutional Physicians of Geneva)
  • 2015-now Member of EMEUNET (the emerging EULAR – European League Against Rheumatism – network, European group of young rheumatology researchers and clinicians)
  • 2009-now Member of FMH (Swiss medical association) and ASMAC (Swiss association for medical interns and senior registrars)
  • 2004-2006 Member of GRAC junior (Groupe de recherche en anatomie clinique, Prof. J. Fasel)
  • 2002-2009 Member of the Geneva medical student association (AEMG)




Clinical skills teaching for medical students, Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva


Teaching to pregraduate medical students, Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva

- Problem-based education (immunology) for Bachelor students

- Clinical reasoning learning (rheumatology) for Master students



Clinical exam, rheumatology resident and fellow, Division of Rheumatology, Geneva University Hospitals


Update of the online EULAR Chapter (European League Against Rheumatism) “Treatment of rheumatoid arthritis“

 Continuing education


Swiss French rheumatology symposium 1h/year


Monthly rheumatology symposium (≈2hours/year)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Observational studies
  • Effectiveness
  • Safety
  • Methodology
  • Cardiovascular diseases


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