Autoimmune disease investigator Betty Diamond is pioneering research on the linkages between antibodies and brain diseases, such as autism and PTSD, in individuals with autoimmune diseases. Her lab also examines DNA-reactive B cells in lupus in order to find new strategies for protecting against autoimmune disease. Beyond her work in the lab, Betty has helped developed clinical care programs while at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and has opened rheumatology clinics in multiple underserved areas in New York City. Betty is currently head of the Center for Autoimmune and Musculoskeletal Diseases at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research. She is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and a member of the National Academy of Medicine.