Our research focuses on the epidemiology of acne, its impact on patients, and the identification and promotion of effective therapies. A particular area of interest is exploration of non-antibiotic treatments for this inflammatory condition, including the role of spironolactone for women with acne.
Our research focuses on the value of patient-reported outcomes in the care of patients with skin disease, with a focus on modern measurement theory including the use of Rasch and item-response theory.
Health Care Policy and Practice
Our research examines the roles of organization, finance, technology, and prevention in the provision of health care services, and their impact on utilization, cost, and quality of care. In particular, our work focuses on cost-effectiveness, use of laboratory monitoring, and the role of telemedicine.