I am a tenure track Assistant Professor, practicing hepatologist, and translational researcher in autoimmune liver disorders. During my fellowship at Mayo Clinic, I received mentorship from Dr. Kostas Lazaridis, a prominent hepatogenomics expert focusing on cholestatic liver disorders such as primary biliary cholangitis and primary sclerosing cholangitis. Upon arriving at IU, I started to focus on autoimmune hepatitis as it was related to some of my earlier research in drug induced liver injury and primary biliary cholangitis and also because there are many knowledge gaps. I have establish a prospective observational study of well phenotyped patients with AIH and have been able to invest energy into novel approaches to recruit patients with rare diseases such as AIH into research studies. I have also established the Autoimmune Hepatitis Association (http://www.aihep.org/) which is a not-for-profit organization committed to advancing the lives of patients with AIH through education, advocacy and research.