international dermatology outcome measures

Board of Directors

Board members are volunteers who approve and evaluate the long-term vision for the organization as well as have financial oversight.

Alice Gottlieb, MD, PhD
Professor of Dermatology
New York Medical College
Valhalla, NY
Dr. Gottlieb is a Professor of Dermatology at New York Medical College. Dr. Gottlieb is an internationally recognized leader in psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis research. She is an expert in the concept of psoriasis as an immune mediated disease and the treatment of the disease with targeted immunotherapies. She is board certified in Dermatology, Rheumatology and Internal Medicine.
Joseph Merola, MD, MMSC
Bringham and Women’s Hospital
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02114
Dr. Merola is Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School, Director of Clinical Trials, Dermatology, Co-Director, Center for Skin and Related Musculoskeletal Diseases, Department of Dermatology and Department of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, Associate Program Director, Combined Medicine-Dermatology Residency Program, Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Merola's research interests include outcome measures and clinical trials in dermatology and rheumatology, with a focus on psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis and systemic and cutaneous lupus. He is board certified in Dermatology, Rheumatology and Internal Medicine.
  April W. Armstrong, MD, MPH
Keck School of Medicine
University of Southern California
1975 Zonal Avenue, KAM 500 MC 9034
Los Angeles, CA 90089
Dr. Armstrong is Associate Dean for Clinical Research, Director of Clinical Research, Southern California Clinical and Transitional Science Institute (SC CTSI), Vice Chair, Director, Clinical Trials and Outcomes Research, Director, Psoriasis Program, Department of Dermatology, Keck School of Medicine at USC University of Southern California. Dr. Armstrong has expertise in outcomes research, psoriasis, and technology-enabled delivery of healthcare. She has authored over 130 peer-reviewed scientific publications and has been an editor for the top pharmacology textbook Principles of Pharmacology​.
  Kristina Callis-Duffin, MD, MS
University of Utah
50 North Medical Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
Dr. Callis Duffin is an Associate Professor of Dermatology, Vice-Chair for Clinical Research, University of Utah. She is board-certified in Dermatology and Internal Medicine. Her primary clinical focus is in the comprehensive care of patients with psoriasis. Dr. Callis Duffin's research interests include clinical trials for psoriasis medications, advocacy and patient psoriasis education. She is is the co-director of the Utah Psoriasis Initiative, a longitudinal registry aimed at defining the correlation between clinical features and the genetics of psoriasis.
  Amit Garg, MD
School of Medicine at Hofstra University
500 Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549
Dr. Garg is an Associate Professor and the Founding Chair of the Department of Dermatology, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine. Dr. Garg is a recognized clinical leader in the treatment of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. He co-directs an interdisciplinary clinic with Rheumatology devoted to caring for patients with psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, among other interrelated skin and musculoskeletal diseases. Dr. Garg’s research interests include developing instruments and assessing clinical and patient centered outcomes in psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.
John Latella, BS, MS

John J. Latella, BS & MS in Education. Mr. Latella has been a patient for 51 years with Psoriasis, and 39 Years with Psoriatic Arthritis. He is a Patient Research Partner and stakeholder with IDOM and has been active Member of the National Psoriasis Foundation since 2004 as an Advocate, Mentor and Ambassador.

Nicole Salame

MD Candidate, UC Irvine School of Medicine

Nicole is a native Angeleño and fourth year MD Candidate at UC Irvine School of Medicine. She attended UCLA on a scholarship, graduating cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in International Development Studies and a minor in Public Health. As an undergraduate student, she served as a Caseworker for the Mobile Clinic Project at UCLA, Champion for UN Foundation’s Shot@Life Campaign, and Director of Public Health for the non-profit organization, Sustainable Asia with Medicine and Education (SAME). During her time at UC Irvine School of Medicine, she served as an iMedEd International Medical Diplomat, leading several ultrasound-based research projects in rural Bocas del Toro, Panama. In addition to her role as the IDEOM Research Fellow, Nicole currently holds the position of Medical Student Research Fellow at the Keck School of Medicine of USC’s Department of Dermatology. Her interests include Dermatoepidemiology, Pediatric Dermatology, Psychodermatology, and Teledermatology. 

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