Skin of Color & Pigmentary Disorders
Children of color are from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds associated with increased skin pigmentation including Black, LatinX, Asian, Pacific Islanders, Native American and all indigenous peoples. Focus will be placed upon skin diseases and conditions occurring more frequently in pediatric patients of color including unique clinical characteristics, treatment approaches, demographics or cultural caveats. Collaborative study will also focus on skin diseases with associated health disparity or cosmetic disfigurement. Emphasis will be placed on identification and analysis of disparities with a goal of health equity. Focus specifically on disorders of pigmentation will include heavy focus on vitiligo.
The Skin of Color & Pigmentary Disorders Focused Study Group is co-chaired by Nanette Silverberg, MD from Mount Sinai, and Candrice Heath, MD from Temple Health. Contact us if you’re interested in getting involved!
Studies Seeking Collaborators
Chen, Henry, et al. “Efficacy of a lay community health worker (promotoras de salud) program to improve adherence to emollients in Spanish-speaking Latin American pediatric patients in the United States with atopic dermatitis: A randomized, controlled, evaluator-blinded study” Pediatric Dermatology (2022).
Kamara, Michael, et al. “Disparities in Availability of Skin Therapies found in Public Assistance Formularies” Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology (2021).
Silverberg, Nanette, et al. “Training in pediatric skin of color: Suggested curricular guidelines of the pediatric dermatology research alliance special interest group in pediatric skin of color” Pediatric Dermatology (2021).
Davies, Olivia, et al. “Diversity in pediatric dermatology: A report from the Pediatric Dermatology Research Alliance and a call to action” Pediatric Dermatology (2021).
Huang, Jennifer, et al. “Achieving equity and inclusion in pediatric dermatology research: Priorities and considerations” Pediatric Dermatology (2021).
Active Member Locations
Send us an email to get connected to the Skin of Color & Pigmentary Disorders group or to learn more.
Special thanks to Eli Lilly and Co. for their support of PeDRA’s Skin of Color and Pigmentary Disorders collaborative research efforts.