Andrea Knight MD, MSCE

Faculty Scholar

Andrea Knight is a faculty scholar at PolicyLab at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), an assistant professor of Pediatrics at the University of Toronto and a staff physician in the division of rheumatology at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. She is also an adjunct assistant professor of Pediatrics in the Associated Faculty of the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Knight’s research focuses on mental health in youth with rheumatologic conditions, with an emphasis on neuropsychiatric function in pediatric systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). She has investigated the burden of psychiatric morbidity as well as strategies to improve comprehensive care for youth with SLE and other rheumatologic disease. She is also investigating the impact of SLE on brain structure, function and development. She is the recipient of career development awards including an NIH K23 and an Investigator Award from the Rheumatology Research Foundation. Dr. Knight is vice-chair of the Lupus Section for the Childhood Arthritis & Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA), and she currently co-leads the CARRA workgroup on SLE Mental Health. She is also a member of the ACR Committee on Pediatric Rheumatology and Medical Scientific Advisory Committee for the Lupus Foundation of America.

Dr. Knight obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Toronto and medical degree from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University in New York City in 2004. She completed a residency in pediatrics and fellowship in pediatric rheumatology at CHOP. She earned her MSCE from the University of Pennsylvania in 2014.