Our Leadership

Cure JM is led by a passionate team of volunteers, staff, and medical experts in juvenile myositis research and care.

Senior Director, Immunology Janssen Research and Development

Anne Stevens, M.D., Ph.D

Dr. Anne Stevens is board-certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Rheumatology. She earned her BS in Biochemistry at UC Davis, then her MD and PhD at Baylor College of Medicine, where she studied the mechanisms of hormonal regulation of T lymphocyte activation.

She completed a residency in pediatrics at Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati and a fellowship in pediatric rheumatology at the University of Washington. She has served as the Pediatric Rheumatology Division Chief and Professor at the University of Washington and as a principal investigator in the Seattle Children’s Research Institute Center for Immunity and Immunotherapies, as well as an attending physician at Seattle Children’s Hospital.

As Chair of the American Board of Pediatrics Rheumatology Subboard and the ACR Annual Meeting Pediatrics Planning Committee, she worked to establish evidenced-based medicine as the benchmark for caring for children with immune-mediated disease and the roadmap for research. She is currently an Affiliate Professor at the University of Washington and Attending Physician at Seattle Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Stevens continues her research focused on understanding lymphocyte regulation in immune-mediated diseases with the goal of developing novel treatments in her role as Senior Director in the Immunology Translational Medicine group at Janssen.

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