Pediatric Dermatology Research Group

Principal Investigators: Margaret S. Lee, MD, PhD  and Lisa Shen, MD

Major research and publications:

Psychosocial Health

  • Pediatric Dermatology Psychosocial Screen
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder
  • Psychosocial impact of chronic skin conditions

Patient-Oriented Studies and Programs (Education, Patient-/Family-Oriented Outcomes & Advocacy)

  • Atopic Dermatitis
  • Comfortable In Our Skin – workshop study
  • Vascular Birthmarks Counseling

Medical Education

  • Atopic Dermatitis CME programs
  • Medical Student education (Narrative Medicine Preclinical Course)
  • Medical student education in dermatologic conditions in skin of color
  • Dermatology visual skills and differentials teaching game

Skin of Color

  • Atopic Dermatitis in Skin of Color
  • Confluent and Reticulated Papillomatosis

Hidradenitis Suppurativa

  • Clinical Trial underway


Dr. Margaret Lee is a 2021 recipient of the Pfizer and Skin of Color Society (SOCS) Foundation Fellowship Grant. This grant supports the global healthcare community’s independent research initiatives and promotes leadership in caring for people of color by funding a research fellow’s work under Dr Lee’s mentorship.

Fellow application information will be provided here shortly.