RISE Leadership & Staff


Learn about the leadership and staff behind the RISE registry.

Committee on Registries and Health Information Technology

The Committee on Registries and Health Information Technology (RHIT) works to support and advance the use of appropriate health IT within the various facets of the rheumatology community, such as research and quality improvement. As part of that work, the committee oversees the growth and development of the ACR’s registry technology and other clinical and administrative IT efforts, such as rheumatology data standards.
Learn more about the RHIT committee

Christie Bartels, MD, MS (Chair)

Puneet Bajaj, MD (QMS Liaison)

Jamie Collins, PhD (ARP Representative)

Timothy Edgil, MD (FIT Representative)

Titilola “Lola” Falasinnu, PhD

Gene Huffstutter, MD

April Jorge, MD

Deanna Khah, DrPH

Danette Ko, MD

Meera Subash, MD

Note: BOD liaison to be announced.

Research and Publications Subcommittee

The Research and Publications Subcommittee, a subcommittee of RHIT, oversees the processes and procedures associated with using registry data for research purposes. The subcommittee also conducts reviews of all requests for analysis of registry data to ensure feasibility and compliance with RISE standards.

RISE Registry Staff

Learn more about the ACR RISE registry staff and how we can assist.

Adam Cooper, MS
Vice President, Practice, Advocacy, and Quality

Director, Registry Operations

Sr. Specialist, Registry Operations

Allison Plitman, MPA
Sr. Specialist, Registry Communications

Tracy Johansson, MS
Sr. Director, Registry

Tom Tack
Director, Registry Analytics

Amy Bennett, JD
Sr. Specialist, Quality & Registry Analytics

Amber Washington
Coordinator, Registry Analytics

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