International Psoriasis Council

Advancing Knowledge. Improving Care.

Advancing Knowledge. Improving Care.

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Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Epidemiology
University of Pennsylvania
United States
Dr. Takeshita is a board-certified adult dermatologist and epidemiologist who leads an R01-funded research program dedicated to identifying, understanding and eliminating health and healthcare disparities related to dermatologic diseases, particularly chronic inflammatory diseases such as psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, and acne. She uses quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research techniques to study health disparities. She has authored many scientific publications on racial and ethnic health and healthcare disparities in psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, and acne; psoriasis comorbidities; and comparative effectiveness research in psoriasis. Dr. Takeshita is a recipient of an Outstanding New Investigator Award from the National Psoriasis Foundation, a Young Investigator Award from the American Academy of Dermatology, and a Young Physician-Scientist Award from the American Society for Clinical Investigation. She receives/has received grant funding from the National Institutes of Health, the Dermatology Foundation, the National Psoriasis Foundation, the National Eczema Association, and the Pediatric Dermatology Research Alliance, supporting her independent research program.
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Areas of Interest

Quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research studies addressing racial and ethnic health; healthcare disparities related to psoriasis; improving the diversity of participants in clinical research studies of psoriasis

IPC Committees / Groups

Skin of Color Working Group

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