Dr. April Armstrong is the Chief of the Division of Dermatology at UCLA Health and the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA (DGSOM). She obtained her medical degree from Harvard Medical School and completed her dermatology residency at Harvard. She also received a Master of Public Health degree from the Harvard School of Public Health. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Southern California, Dr. Armstrong was Vice-Chair at the University of California Davis and later at the University of Colorado.
Dr. Armstrong’s clinical expertise lies in inflammatory skin diseases, especially psoriasis and atopic dermatitis. She has conducted over 150 clinical trials and published over 350 high-impact articles in scientific journals. She holds multiple leadership positions in professional societies, serving as the Chair of the Medical Board of the National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF), Co-president for the Group in Research and Assessment of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis (GRAPPA), a Councilor for both the International Eczema Council (IEC) and the International Psoriasis Council (IPC), and board director for the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD). Dr. Armstrong has also served on the editorial boards for JAMA Dermatology and the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology (JAAD).