Megan Elizabeth Bowles Clowse, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Campus mail Baker House 07, Duke South, Trent Drive, Durham, NC 27710
Phone (919) 681-2045
Email address megan.clowse@duke.edu

Dr. Megan Clowse is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Rheumatology and Immunology.  Her clinical research focuses on the management of rheumatic diseases in pregnancy. She has cared for over 600 pregnancies in women with rheumatic disease, collecting information on these pregnancies initially in the Duke Autoimmunity in Pregnancy Registry and Repository, and now the MADRA (Maternal Autoimmune Disease Research Alliance) registry and repository.  She served on the Core Leadership Team for the inaugural American College of Rheumatology's Reproductive Health Guidelines, published January 2020.  Dr. Clowse created www.LupusPregnancy.org, a website dedicated to improving lupus pregnancy planning and management for patients and rheumatologists.  

Dr. Clowse was the founding director of the Duke Lupus Clinic, where she continues to see patients each week and mentor junior faculty researchers.  The team has developed a new approach to lupus classification and management and is currently collecting and analyzing patient- and physician-reported measures to  better clarify this construct.  

As the Co-Director of Duke Forge, Dr. Clowse has shepherding multiple Department of Medicine-funded studies to identify and build innovative approaches to using health data to improve patient care. 

In Their Words

Education and Training

  • Fellow in Rheumatology, Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, 2002 - 2005
  • Medical Residetn, Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, 1999 - 2002
  • M.D., Vanderbilt University, 1999
  • M.P.H., University of California - Los Angeles, 1994

Publications

Barnado, April, Amanda M. Eudy, Ashley Blaske, Lee Wheless, Katie Kirchoff, Jim C. Oates, and Megan E. B. Clowse. “Developing and Validating Methods to Assemble Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Births in the Electronic Health Record.” Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken), November 30, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1002/acr.24522.

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Maheswaranathan, Mithu, Sarah Cantrell, Amanda M. Eudy, Jennifer L. Rogers, Megan E. B. Clowse, Susan N. Hastings, and Stacy Cooper Bailey. “Investigating Health Literacy in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: a Descriptive Review.” Curr Allergy Asthma Rep 20, no. 12 (November 12, 2020): 79. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11882-020-00978-6.

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Balevic, Stephen J., Christoph P. Hornik, Thomas P. Green, Megan E. B. Clowse, Daniel Gonzalez, Anil R. Maharaj, Laura E. Schanberg, et al. “Dr. Balevic, et al reply.” J Rheumatol 47, no. 10 (October 1, 2020): 1587. https://doi.org/10.3899/jrheum.200681.

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Carandang, Kristine, Veronica Mruk, Stacy P. Ardoin, Brittany Huynh, Megan E. B. Clowse, Elise D. Berlan, and Cuoghi Edens. “Reproductive health needs of adolescent and young adult women with pediatric rheumatic diseases.” Pediatr Rheumatol Online J 18, no. 1 (August 17, 2020): 66. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12969-020-00460-7.

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Sun, Kai, Amanda M. Eudy, Lisa G. Criscione-Schreiber, Rebecca E. Sadun, Jennifer L. Rogers, Jayanth Doss, Amy L. Corneli, Hayden B. Bosworth, and Megan E. B. Clowse. “Racial Disparities in Medication Adherence between African American and Caucasian Patients With Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and Their Associated Factors.” Acr Open Rheumatol 2, no. 7 (July 2020): 430–37. https://doi.org/10.1002/acr2.11160.

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Eudy, Amanda M., Gary McDaniel, and Megan Eb Clowse. “Pregnancy outcomes, fertility, and family planning in women with psoriatic arthritis.” Obstet Med 13, no. 2 (June 2020): 70–75. https://doi.org/10.1177/1753495X18820463.

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Njagu, Ravyn, Lisa G. Criscione-Schreiber, Amanda Eudy, Amanda Snyderman, and Megan E. B. Clowse. “Impact of a Multifaceted Educational Program to Improve Provider Skills for Lupus Pregnancy Planning and Management: A Mixed-Methods Approach.” Acr Open Rheumatol 2, no. 6 (June 2020): 378–87. https://doi.org/10.1002/acr2.11147.

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Balevic, Stephen J., Christoph P. Hornik, Thomas P. Green, Megan E. B. Clowse, Daniel Gonzalez, Anil R. Maharaj, Laura E. Schanberg, et al. “Hydroxychloroquine in Patients with Rheumatic Disease Complicated by COVID-19: Clarifying Target Exposures and the Need for Clinical Trials.” J Rheumatol, May 11, 2020. https://doi.org/10.3899/jrheum.200493.

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Kang, SunAh, Jennifer L. Rogers, Megan E. B. Clowse, Saira Z. Sheikh, and Barbara J. Vilen. “Defects in lysosome acidification are evident in active, but not inactive, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).” In Journal of Immunology, Vol. 204, 2020.

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