The research interests of Eric L. Matteson, M.D., include researching the epidemiology and novel treatments of rheumatoid arthritis and studying the impact of rheumatoid arthritis on development of coexisting conditions, such as heart disease.
In this work, Dr. Matteson conducts clinical trials and collaborates with national and international groups researching biology, diagnosis and management of giant cell arteritis and polymyalgia rheumatica. This area of interest reflects his broader work in the epidemiology and treatment of systemic vasculitis. Additionally, Dr. Matteson works with the National Institutes of Health-sponsored Vasculitis Clinical Research Consortium. He is also involved in researching the history of medicine as it relates to rheumatology.