Mary Beth Humphrey, MD, PhD

Dr. Humphrey completed her MD, PhD in the Medical Science Training Program (MSTP) at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Humphrey subsequently completed Internal Medicine internship, residency, and Chief residency as well as Rheumatology fellowship at the University of California San Francisco. In 2007, she was recruited to the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in the Department of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology where she rose to Tenured Professor in 2015. She serves as the Division Chief of Rheumatology at OUHSC from 2013-2022 and as Associate Dean for Research for the College of Medicine from 2019-2022. She is currently the interim Vice President for Research at OUHSC. She has maintained research funding on innate immune cell contributions to osteoporosis, bone remodeling, and dementia since 2003. As a clinician, she proudly serves at the Oklahoma City Veterans Affairs Medical Center and at the OU Medical Center. Dr. Humphrey has clinical expertise in general rheumatology and osteoporosis.

Why refer early? A Rheumatoid Arthritis Update


  • List the autoantibodies associated with RA.
  • Recognize the early signs of RA.
  • Explain how newer biological and synthetic DMARDs are derived from understanding the pathophysiology of RA.
  • Identify the common side effects of RA treatments.