At Arthritis Research Canada, we’re conducting research to evaluate the safety and efficacy of originator biologics and biosimilars, and to understand the impact of biosimilar transition policies on people living with arthritis.

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Originator Biologics

Research Scientist

Dr. Diane Lacaille, MDCM, MHSc, FRCPC

Dr. Diane Lacaille, MDCM, MHSc, FRCPC

Scientific Director, Arthritis Research Canada


Dr. Diane Lacaille is the Scientific Director and Senior Scientist at Arthritis Research Canada. She is also a Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of British Columbia and has a rheumatology practice in Vancouver, BC. She holds the Mary Pack Chair in Rheumatology Research from UBC and the Arthritis Society of Canada. Dr. Lacaille completed medical school and internal medicine training at McGill University in Montreal, and her Rheumatology training and a Master’s in Health Sciences, clinical epidemiology, at UBC.

Dr. Lacaille’s research focuses on two areas: 1) Studying the impact of arthritis on employment and preventing work disability. To that effect, she has developed Making-it-WorkTM , an online program helping people with arthritis deal with employment issues. 2) Evaluating the quality of health care services received by people with rheumatoid arthritis. Her research has been supported by peer reviewed grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Canadian Arthritis Network, The Arthritis Society of Canada and the Canadian Rheumatology Association. She was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal in 2013 for her research contributions.