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
- Risk factors for herpes zoster
- Risk factors for post-herpetic neuralgia
- The role of zoster in triggering acute cardiovascular events
- Effectiveness of the zoster vaccine in routine use
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
- Role of drugs in risk of malignant melanoma
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.