Junko Takeshita, MD, PhD, MSCE



Junko Takeshita, MD, PhD, MSCE

Junko Takeshita, MD, PhD, MSCE

Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Epidemiology

Dr. Takeshita's research program is 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 and has authored many scientific publications on the topics of racial/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 is a recipient of grant funding from the National Institutes of Health, the Dermatology Foundation, the National Psoriasis Foundation and the National Eczema Association.

Content Area Specialties

Dermatoepidemiology, health and healthcare disparities, pharmacoepidemiology, psoriasis, eczema

Methodology Specialties

Comparative effectiveness research, clinical trials, mixed methods research, population-based and administrative databases, patient-centered outcomes research, qualitative research

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