Who We Are

We are a team of patients with vasculitis, caregivers, researchers, data specialists, and providers on a daily mission to share and learn from one another with a vision for the future in clinical vasculitis research.

Our vision is to improve the health of vasculitis patients by developing early-diagnosis methods, discovering more effective treatments, and finding cures. We are inviting thousands of patients with vasculitis, and caregivers, to come together to learn more about symptoms, share experiences, and to become a part of a research network to improve lives.

It is a whole new way of finding answers for the questions most important to YOU and other patients living with vasculitis.

Our Team

Peter A. Merkel, MD, MPH

VPPRN Co-Principal Investigator

Jennifer Gordon, PhD

VPPRN Co-Principal Investigator

Joyce A. Kullman

Executive Director, Vasculitis Foundation

Christine Yeung

VPPRN Network Manager

Peter C. Grayson, MD, MSc

VPPRN Investigator

Christian Pagnoux, MD, MPH, MSc

VPPRN Investigator

Jason M. Springer, MD

VPPRN Investigator

Tanaz A. Kermani, MD, MS

VPPRN Investigator

Past Leadership/Advisory Team

Dianne Shaw

Past VPPRN Co-Principal Investigator