Meenakshi Jolly, MD, is the director of the Rush Lupus Clinic and serves as an attending physician at Rush University Medical Center. She is an an associate professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at Rush Medical College and associate director of the rheumatology fellowship program. Jolly serves on the medical advisory board and board of directors of the Lupus Foundation of America, Illinois Chapter, and on the Physician Advisory Council of the Lupus Research Institute. She is engaged in investigator-initiated, collaborative lupus research and clinical trials. Her research interests include identification of lupus biomarkers, psychosocial aspects (body image, sexual health) of lupus and patient-reported health outcomes (including quality of life measures).
Jolly is a member of the American College of Rheumatology, the Arthritis Foundation, the International Society of Quality of Life, Society of Behavioral Medicine and the Central Society of Clinical Research. Her work has been published in journals such as Annals of Rheumatic Disease, Arthritis and Rheumatism, Journal of Rheumatology and Lupus.
Jolly received her medical degree from Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi, India. She completed her residency in internal medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, her fellowship in rheumatology at the University of Chicago. She completed a master's in health studies from the University of Chicago. She served as section chief of rheumatology at Christ Medical Center/UIC prior to joining Rush.
Body Image in Patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Jolly M, Pickard AS, Mikolaitis RA, Cornejo J, Sequeira W, Cash TF, Block JA Int J Behav Med 2011 Mar 6
Serum free light chains as biomarkers for systemic lupus erythematosus disease activity Aggarwal R, Sequeira W, Kokebie R, Mikolaitis RA, Fogg L, Finnegan A, Plaas A, Block JA, Jolly M Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 2011 Feb 10. doi: 10
Treatment of lupus: impact on quality of life. Toloza SM, Sequeira W, Jolly M. Curr Rheumatol Rep.2011 Aug 13(4):324-37. doi: 10.1007/s11926-011-0189-3.