Elizabeth StringerMD, MSc

Division of Rheumatology, Associate Professor


Email: elizabeth.stringer@iwk.nshealth.ca
Phone: 902-470-8827
Fax: 902-470-7217
Mailing Address: 
Division of Pediatric Rheumatology
IWK Health Centre
PO Box 9700
5850-5980 University Ave.
Halifax, NS B3K 6R8
Research Topics:
  • Pediatric rheumatology
  • Juvenile idiopathic arthritis
  • Knowledge translation
  • Transition
  • Lyme arthritis
  • Vasculitis


Dr. Stringer is an associate professor of pediatrics and a pediatric rheumatologist. Dr. Stringer’s research interests include outcomes of juvenile idiopathic arthritis, transition of youth from pediatric to adult healthcare, and translating knowledge from research into clinical care.  Dr. Stringer is also active in teaching at the undergraduate and post-graduate levels.


  • BSc (University of New Brunswick)
  • MD (Dalhousie University)
  • Pediatric Residency Training (IWK Health Centre, Halifax)
  • Pediatric Rheumatology Fellowship Training (The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto)
  • MSc Clinical Epidemiology (University of Toronto)

Selected publications:

  • Glaude PG, Huber AM, MD, Ramsey S, Lang B, Stringer E. Clinical characteristics, treatment and outcome of children with Lyme arthritis in Nova Scotia. Paediatr Child Health. 2015 Oct; 20(7):377-80.
  • Stringer E, Scott R, Mosher D, MacNeill I,  Huber A, Ramsey S, Lang B.  Evaluation of a Rheumatology Transition Clinic.  Pediatr Rheumatol Online J. 2015 Jun 11;13:22
  • Guzman J, Oen K, Huber AM, Boire G, Watanabe Duffy K, Berard R, Shiff N, Levy D, Stringer E, Morishita K, Scuccimarri R, Tucker L, Yeung RSM, Duffy C and ReACCh-Out Investigators. The Risk and Nature of Flares in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: Results from the ReACCh-Out Cohort.  Ann Rheum Disease 2015 May 18 [Epub ahead of print]
  • Stringer E, Bernatsky S.  Validity of juvenile idiopathic arthritis diagnoses using administrative health data. Rheumatol Int 2015 Mar;35(3)575-9
  • Guzman J, Oen K, Tucker L, Huber A, Shiff N, Boire G, Scuccimarri R, Berard R, Tse S, Morishita K, Stringer E, Johnson N, Levy D, Watanabe-Duffy K, Cabral D, Rosenberg A, Larche M, Dancey P, Petty R, Laxer R,  Silverman E, Miettunen P, Chetaille AR, Haddad E, Houghton K, Spiegel L, Turvey S, Schmeling H, Lang B, Ellsworth J, Ramsey S, Bruns A, Campillo S, Benseler S, Chedeville G, Schneider R,  Yeung R, Duffy C.  The outcomes of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis in Children Managed with Contemporary Treatments:  Results from the ReACCh-Out Cohort.  Ann Rheum Dis 2014;0:1–7.


  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Dalhousie University (2016-present)
  • Pediatric Rheumatologist, IWK Health Centre (2008-present)
  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Dalhousie University (2008-2016)


  • Canadian Alliance of Pediatric Rheumatology Investigators (CAPRI)
  • Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA)
  • Canadian Rheumatology Administrative Data Network (CANRAD)
  • Canadian Medical Association (CMA)
  • Canadian Pediatric Society (CPS)
  • Canadian Rheumatology Association

Services and activities:

  • 2015 and 2016 CAPRI Annual Scientific Meeting Planning Chair
  • Ombudsperson, Dalhousie Pediatrics Residency Program, 2015–present
  • Secretary/Treasurer, CAPRI 2012-present
  • Department of Pediatrics Research Committee 2012-present
  • Knowledge Translation Subcommittee Chair, CAPRI 2009-2011

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