Research at Brown Dermatology
About our team
The Clinical and Translational Research Program (CTRP) comprises a multi-disciplinary research group focused on hypothesis-driven work on a wide variety of dermatologic diseases. Clinicians, epidemiologists, post-doctoral researchers, medical students, undergraduate students, and administrators make up this unique team, which gathers its strength from this rich network of experts working in an exciting and exceedingly collaborative environment. The CTRP functions under the mission of investigating an inclusive range of diseases, from common cancers to rare orphan diseases, in an effort to measurably expand our understanding, as well as to move discoveries from the conceptual world into clinical practice.
In the Press:
CNN has featured the recent work by Eunyoung Cho, ScD, Director of Research, regarding white wine intake and risk of melanoma.
Dr. Martin A. Weinstock has authored an editorial in JAMA regarding USPSTF recommendations on skin cancer screening.
Citrus fruits and melanoma risk
Rivera A, Nan H, Li T, Qureshi A, Cho E. Alcohol Intake and Risk of Incident Melanoma: A Pooled Analysis of Three Prospective Studies in the United States. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2016 Dec;25(12):1550-1558.
Lee KC, Peacock S, Weinstock MA, Zhao GA, Knezevich SR, Elder DE, Barnhill RL, Piepkorn MW, Reisch LM, Carney PA, Onega T, Lott JP, Elmore JG. Variation among pathologists' treatment suggestions for melanocytic lesions: A survey of pathologists. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2016 Sep 28.
Park MK, Li W, Paek SY, Li X, Wu S, Li T, Qureshi AA, Cho E. Consumption of polyunsaturated fatty acids and risk of incident psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis from the Nurses' Health Study II. Br J Dermatol. 2016 Sep 15.
Siegel JA, Chren MM, Weinstock MA; Department of Veterans Affairs Keratinocyte Carcinoma Chemoprevention Trial Group. Correlates of skin-related quality of life (QoL) in those with multiple keratinocyte carcinomas (KCs): A cross-sectional study. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2016 Sep;75(3):639-42.
Dai H, Li WQ, Qureshi AA, Han J. Personal history of psoriasis and risk of nonmelanoma skin cancer (NMSC) among women in the United States: A population-based cohort study. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2016 Jul 16.
Wei EX, Qureshi AA, Han J, Li TY, Cho E, Lin JY, Li WQ. Trends in the diagnosis and clinical features of melanoma in situ (MIS) in US men and women: A prospective, observational study. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2016 Jul 16.
Chahal HS, Lin Y, Ransohoff KJ, Hinds DA, Wu W, Dai HJ, Qureshi AA, Li WQ, Kraft P, Tang JY, Han J, Sarin KY. Genome-wide association study identifies novel susceptibility loci for cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma. Nat Commun. 2016 Jul 18;7:12048.
Tricia Li, MS
Post-Doctoral Research Fellows
Yueyao (Alex) Li
Medical Student Research Fellows
This unit, based at the Providence VA Medical Center, conducts epidemiologic research on cutaneous malignancies and dysplasias, including melanoma, other skin cancers, and skin cancer precursors. Funding is provided by the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Veteran's Affairs, and private foundations. Interested residents are encouraged to participate in the activities of the unit.