Suephy Chen, MD/MS
Naomi M. Kanof Lecture
The Significance of Dermatology Outcomes Research – Beyond the H-Index and Impact Factor
Suephy C. Chen, MD/MS is Professor of Dermatology and Vice Chair at Emory University in Atlanta, GA and also serves as the Director of TeleDermatology at the Regional TeleHealth Services of the Veterans Integrated Service Network 7. Dr. Chen attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Johns Hopkins University Medical School before completing her Dermatology Residency at Emory and Health Services Research training at Stanford. Dr. Chen was one of the first formally trained Health Services researchers in Dermatology. After joining the faculty at Emory University she created the Dermatology Center for Outcomes Research and Safety (which is focused on investigating the real-world impact of dermatologic intervention). She is committed to better quantifying the quality of life impact of skin conditions on patients by developing several widely-used instruments such as the ItchyQoL. Dr. Chen is also dedicated to investigating how technology and policy can be harnessed to help not only patients but dermatologists.