44744-Hanson, Eric

Eric P. Hanson, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

RR 307
Indianapolis, IN


Dr. Eric P. Hanson received his bachelor’s in Biomedical Engineering at Brown University, post-baccalaureate training in basic immunology research studying Severe Combined Immunodeficiency at NIH, and MD degree at the University of Pittsburgh. He subsequently completed his residency in pediatrics at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in North Philadelphia and subspecialty training in Rheumatology at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

During fellowship, Dr. Hanson pursued translational research and clinical immunology training by undertaking a project to better study and understand a rare genetic primary immunodeficiency called NEMO Syndrome. Dr. Hanson then joined the faculty at the National Institutes of Arthritis, Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases in Bethesda, MD, where he completed postdoctoral training, ran a clinical trial, and established a diagnostic and evaluation program to study individuals with complex immune dysregulation syndromes that predominantly affect the NF-kB signaling pathway. 

His research has more recently focused on understanding biochemical and molecular mechanisms by which inflammatory disease is triggered and persists in a chronic state. In addition to ongoing genetic discovery research involving human subjects, his lab is developing several knock-in mouse models and in vitro model systems to investigate pathophysiology and novel therapeutic approaches to these diseases.

Titles & Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics
  • Associate Professor of Microbiology & Immunology
  • Adjunct Associate Professor of Medical & Molecular Genetics
  • Division Chief, Pediatric Rheumatology
  • Education
    2010 FEL Penn Center for Clinical Immunology
    2008 FEL Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
    2005 RES St. Christopher's Hospital for Children
    2002 MD University of Pittsburgh
    1994 BA Brown University
  • Professional Organizations
    American College of Rheumatology
  • Board Certifications
    American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatric Rheumatology
    American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatrics
  • Awards
    Desc: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Collaboration
    Scope: National
    Date: 2018-10-01
    Desc: NIAMS Intramural Retreat Outstanding Presentation
    Scope: National
    Date: 2015-06-01
    Desc: NIAMS Intramural Retreat Outstanding Presentation
    Scope: National
    Date: 2011-06-01
    Desc: National Institutes of Health Fellows Award for Research Excellence
    Scope: National
    Date: 2011-04-01
    Desc: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award
    Scope: National
    Date: 2006-06-01

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