University of Colorado School of Medicine
Lucinda Kohn, MD, MHS
University of Colorado School of Medicine; Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health
Access to pediatric dermatologists is limited. There are more potential patients than there are open clinical slots. This disproportion is especially seen among patients living in rural areas, such as Native Americans. Before we can work to expand access to dermatology services, we need to identify where the need lies. What types of skin diseases do Native teens and young adults experience? How do these skin diseases affect their lives? What access do Native people have to dermatology providers? This study will collect information from Native teens and young adults about their skin health, access to skin healthcare, and how their skin affects their lives. The goal of this study is to understand dermatology needs and barriers to receiving dermatology services, with the hope of improving health equity for Native people.
This project was funded through a 2022 PeDRA Research Fellowship Grant.