Alexandra Legge


Research Scientist, Rheumatology, MD, MSc, FRCPC



  • Assistant Professor, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, Dalhousie University
  • Adult Rheumatologist, Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre, Halifax Nova Scotia
  • Director, Dalhousie Lupus Clinic


Research Interests

  • Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)
  • Neuropsychiatric lupus
  • Frailty in rheumatic diseases


Alex received her medical degree from Dalhousie University in 2014. Following graduation, she remained in Halifax for her Core Internal Medicine and Adult Rheumatology subspecialty residency training, which she completed in June 2021.

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During her residency, Alex also completed a Master of Science (MSc) degree in Community Health & Epidemiology through the Dalhousie University Clinician-Investigator Program (CIP). Her thesis project focused on the construction and validation of a frailty index as a novel health measure in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).

Following her residency training, Alex completed a one-year research fellowship at Arthritis Research Canada in Vancouver under the supervision of Dr. Diane Lacaille. This fellowship focused on using population-based administrative health data to construct and evaluate a frailty index that can be applied to estimate susceptibility to adverse health outcomes among individuals living with rheumatoid arthritis.

Alex joined the Division of Rheumatology at Dalhousie University in July 2022 as an Assistant Professor. She is a practicing rheumatologist at the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia and is currently the Director of the Dalhousie Lupus Clinic. Her recent publications and current research projects focus on investigating the impact of frailty among individuals living with rheumatic diseases, as well as improving long-term clinical outcomes in SLE, with a special interest in neuropsychiatric lupus. She also collaborates with international SLE researchers as a full member of the Systemic Lupus International Collaborating Clinics (SLICC).