Raluca Cozmuta, MD, MHS
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine
Dr. Cozmuta joined the faculty at Emory in 2015 as an Assistant Professor of Medicine within the Division of Rheumatology. Her clinics work is primarily based at the Emory Clinic at Emory University Hospital. She is also involved in clinical education at Grady Memorial Hospital where she attends in the Grady Rheumatology Clinic.
Dr. Cozmuta received her medical degree from University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Iuliu Hatieganu” in Romania. She completed her internal medicine training at St. Vincent’s Medical Center where she received several teaching and research awards. She completed a 3-year rheumatology fellowship at Yale University in Connecticut. During her fellowship she was awarded with the Master in Health Sciences degree from Yale University and received additional training as a health services researcher through the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program. During her fellowship, she focused on understanding and improving both patient and physician decision making. Her research culminated with multiple presentations at the national American College of Rheumatology meetings.
Dr. Cozmuta is passionate about improving health care quality, process redesign and decreasing health care cost. Her latest work focuses on integration of care between rheumatologist and hospital attendings. Specifically, she is examining how to optimize communication in order to decrease hospital admission/readmissions on lupus patients. She also continues to work with Dr. Liana Fraenkel (Yale University) on studies aimed at understanding factors that influence decision-making in patients with rheumatic diseases.