Skin Disease

Our research addresses an important research gap, the causes, consequences and treatment of skin disease. Little is known about the epidemiology of skin diseases. Our programme of works uses routinely-collected health data to provide answers to important research questions. These data include Electronic Health Records, Administrative data and Registry data.

Our work includes research on:

Herpes zoster- Examples include

Eczema– Examples include

  • Validating the diagnosis of eczema in UK general practice data (collaboration with colleagues at UPENN and UCSF)
  • Long-term adverse outcomes with eczema

Other skin diseases- Examples include

We have well-developed national and international collaborations, involving colleagues in Canada the Netherlands, Denmark, and the USA. We are increasingly using data from different countries concurrently to answer the same research questions. We are always interested in new collaborations and if you are interested in working with us please get in touch.

For further information on Dermato-Epidemiology, please see the European Dermato-Epidemiology Network.