For Researchers

Through PeDRA, there is now an opportunity for every dermatologist to support or be a part of groundbreaking pediatric research.

How can we dermatologists seeing children get involved in PeDRA?

Item6BPeDRA blazed trails in 2012 by launching the first pediatric dermatology network.  PeDRA’s members comprise a highly motivated network of clinical and research medical professional experts. This network enables the collaboration necessary to boost both the volume and quantity of research projects that will advance pediatric dermatology science in a meaningful way. PeDRA operates in affiliation with the Society for Pediatric Dermatology. To learn more, view our Research Areas and  view our Current Studies.

Interested in joining PeDRA? Physicians, scientists and other healthcare professionals working in the field of pediatric dermatology can now apply to become a PeDRA member.

Please support PeDRA and get these upcoming dates on your calendar:

Important Upcoming Events:


We are looking forward to our next annual research conference, October 25-27, 2018, in Aurora, CO.

When: October 25-27th, 2018
Where: Hyatt Regency Aurora-Denver Conference Center in Aurora, CO
What: 2 days of didactic lectures, interactive workshops led by experts in research methodology, poster and basic science sessions, and disease-focused small-group meetings. The Early Investigator Forum will take place on Thursday, October 24, 2:00 PM.

Pediatric dermatology at the 7th International Investigative Dermatology (IID) meeting.

Click here for the Pediatric Dermatology Session

Pediatric Dermatology at the IID Meeting
Conway Room, Rosen Shingle Creek Resort, Orlando, Florida
Friday, May 18, 2018  |  7:00 am – 8:30 am
(Coffee will be served.)

7:00 am   Welcome
Amy Paller, MD, Northwestern University
Yvonne Chiu, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin

7:05 am    Pediatric Dermatology Roadmap
Yvonne Chiu, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin

7:20 am   Novel approaches to treat recessive dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa
Leena Bruckner-Tuderman, MD, Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies

7:50 am   Abnormalities in skin barrier status correlate with autism in a murine model: could assessments of skin barrier function assist in early diagnosis of autism?
Peter Elias, MD, et al. Veteran Affairs Medical Center/University of California San Francisco

8:00 am   The barrier abnormality of early-onset pediatric atopic dermatitis results from abnormalities in tight junctions and epidermal lipids, but not differentiation proteins
Patrick Brunner, MD, et al. The Rockefeller University

8:10 am   The phenotypic spectrum of vascular anomalies associated with postzygotic mosaic variants in G-proteins
Shoshanna Blumenthal, et al. Medical College of Wisconsin

8:20 am   A new phenotype combining hidradenitis suppurativa with Dowling-Degos disease caused by a founder mutation in PSENEN
Mor Pavlovsky, MD, et al. Tel Aviv Medical Center

Special thanks to the Society for Pediatric Dermatology (SPD) and the
Pediatric Dermatology Research Alliance (PeDRA) for supporting these sessions.


Click here for the Pediatric Dermatology Roadmap at IID

PeDRA Published Studies

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Title: Pediatric Psoriasis Comorbidity Screening Guideline
Citation: JAMA Dermatology; Published online May 17, 2017; 10.1001/jamadermatol.2017.0499
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Title: Pediatric Skin Cancer: Patient Perspectives
Citation: Pediatric Dermatology; 2017; 34(2):187-188; 10.1111/pde.13135
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Title: Safety of Systemic Agents for the Treatment of Pediatric Psoriasis
Author: Inge M. G. J. Bronckers, MD
Citation: JAMA Dermatology; 2017;153(11):1147-1157; 10.1001/jamadermatol.2017.3029
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Title: First Guideline on Pediatric Psoriasis Comorbidity Screening
Author: News Author: Veronica Hackethal, MD; CME Author: Laurie Barclay, MD
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Title: Prescribing practices for systemic agents in the treatment of severe pediatric atopic dermatitis in the US and Canada: The PeDRA TREAT survey
Authors: Totri CR, Eichenfield LF, Logan K, Proudfoot L, Schmitt J, Lara-Corrales I, Sugarman J, Tom W, Siegfried E, Cordoro K, Paller AS, Flohr C.
Citation: J Am Acad Dermatol; 2017;76(2):281-285; 10.1016/j.jaad.2016.09.021
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