Dr. Somers is an epidemiologist specializing in autoimmune, rheumatic, and musculoskeletal diseases. She has a particular focus on systemic lupus erythematosus and women’s health issues, and directs the Michigan Lupus Epidemiology & Surveillance (MILES) Program. Her work spans epidemiologic, clinical, and translational research, including pharmacoepidemiology and the design of clinical trials. With expertise in public health surveillance and registries, she oversees the MICHR COVID-19 Rapid Response Registry and leads the University of Michigan partnership with the International Severe Acute Respiratory and Emerging Infection Consortium (ISARIC).
- Ph.D., Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
- Sc.M., Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
- B.S., Music, University of Michigan
- B.S., Biology, University of Michigan