Betsy is a board-certified family nurse practitioner. She earned her undergraduate degree in English literature and medieval studies from Ohio Wesleyan University, her Master of Science in Nursing from Case Western Reserve University, and her Doctor of Nursing Practice from Ohio State University. She has been a member of the Department of Rheumatic and Immunologic Diseases at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation since 2000. She is board certified in rheumatology nursing and is a co-founder and past co-president of Rheumatology Advanced Practice Providers (RhAPP). Betsy has published numerous articles and book chapters and has spoken at select national and international meetings. Her work-related areas of interest besides general rheumatology include vaccines and the effects of nutrition and stress on the immune system.