Junko Takeshita, MD, PhD, MSCE

Invited Speaker | Meeting the Challenge Summit

Dr. Takeshita is a board-certified dermatologist and epidemiologist who leads an R01-funded research program that is dedicated to identifying, understanding, and eliminating health and healthcare disparities related to dermatologic diseases, particularly chronic inflammatory skin diseases. She uses quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods research techniques to study health disparities and has authored many scientific publications on the topics of racial and ethnic health and healthcare disparities in psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, and acne; psoriasis comorbidities; and comparative effectiveness research.

Dr. Takeshita is a recipient of an Outstanding New Investigator Award and Distinguished Leader in Health Equity 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 receives/has received grant funding from the National Institutes of Health, the Dermatology Foundation, the National Psoriasis Foundation, and the National Eczema Association to support her independent research program.

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