UCSF Epidemiology of Inflammatory Skin Disease Fellowship

The goal of the Epidemiology of Inflammatory Skin Disease Fellowship at UCSF is to inspire and prepare future leaders to pursue careers in academic dermatology and inflammatory skin disease research.

Program Objectives

  1. Develop research skills in epidemiology, biostatistics, data science, and the responsible conduct of research
  2. Gain exposure to a breadth of population-based research in inflammatory skin disease, clinical care of inflammatory skin disease, and the social impact of inflammatory skin disease
  3. Participate in high-impact research

UCSF is one of the nation’s top academic medical schools and the Department of Dermatology’s mission is to be a world leader in the care of patients with skin diseases through outstanding clinical service, education and training, and research. The fellow will work with Dr. Abuabara’s research group which is focused on understanding the determinants and long-term outcomes of chronic inflammatory skin disease. Her team uses advanced methods in quantitative data analysis to simultaneously consider genetic, biological, and socio-environmental influences on health over time. Specific areas of research focus include atopic dermatitis disease course and comorbidities, environmental drivers of inflammatory skin disease, comparative effectiveness of treatments, and measurement of skin barrier function.

Eligibility requirements

Candidates with experience in clinical or population-based research and/or an advanced degree in epidemiology, bioinformatics, or biostatistics are preferred. Medical training is also preferred but not required. Candidates from backgrounds underrepresented in medicine and research are encouraged to apply.


12-month fellowship beginning in August 2022 - December 2023. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

How to apply

We seek enthusiastic, collaborative contributors at all levels. Please email [email protected] to inquire about available positions.

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