Keck School Faculty

April W. Armstrong

April W. Armstrong

Professor of Dermatology (Clinical Scholar)
Associate Dean for Clinical Research
Dermatology
HC4 2000 1450 San Pablo Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles

International League of Dermatological Societies (ILDS): International Achievement Award, 2014

American Academy of Dermatology: President’s Award for Volunteerism in Telemedicine, 2011

American Academy of Dermatology: President’s Award for Volunteerism in Telemedicine, 2011

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) : K08 Mentored Career Development Award, 2009-2013

Dermatology Foundation: Career Development Award in Health Care Policy , 2009

Women's Dermatologic Society: Academic Research Award, 2009

Dermatology Foundation: Career Development Award in Health Care Policy, 2009

University of California Davis (funded through NIH): K12 Mentored Career Development Award, 2009

21st World Congress of Dermatology: Outstanding Clinical Research Award, 2007

American Telemedicine Association: Innovative Research Award in Teledermatology, 2006-2008

Harvard Medical School : Richard C. Cabot Prize for Excellence in Medical Education, 2004

Interrupted subcuticular suture spacing during linear wound closures and the effect on wound cosmesis: a randomized evaluator-blinded split-wound comparative effectiveness trial Br J Dermatol. 2022 Sep; 187(3):318-323. . View in PubMed

Int J Dermatol. 2022 Sep; 61(9):1056-1068. . View in PubMed

Undermining during cutaneous wound closure for wounds less than 3 cm in diameter: a randomized split wound comparative effectiveness trial Arch Dermatol Res. 2022 Sep; 314(7):697-703. . View in PubMed

The Association Between Allergic Contact Dermatitis and Erythema Multiforme: A Systematic Review of the Literature Dermatitis. 2022 Sep-Oct 01; 33(5):308-322. . View in PubMed

Demographic and Clinical Factors Associated with Patient-Reported Remission in Psoriatic Arthritis Dermatol Ther (Heidelb). 2022 Jul 21. . View in PubMed

Switching to risankizumab from ustekinumab or adalimumab in plaque psoriasis patients improves PASI and DLQI outcomes for sub-optimal responders J Dermatolog Treat. 2022 Jul 15; 1-9. . View in PubMed

Deucravacitinib versus placebo and apremilast in moderate to severe plaque psoriasis: efficacy and safety results from the 52-week, randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled phase 3 POETYK PSO-1 trial J Am Acad Dermatol. 2022 Jul 09. . View in PubMed

Efficacy of Bimekizumab and Other Biologics in Moderate to Severe Plaque Psoriasis: A Systematic Literature Review and a Network Meta-Analysis Dermatol Ther (Heidelb). 2022 Jul 07. . View in PubMed

One-Year Safety and Efficacy of Tapinarof Cream for the Treatment of Plaque Psoriasis: Results from the PSOARING 3 Trial J Am Acad Dermatol. 2022 Jun 27. . View in PubMed

Efficacy of guselkumab versus secukinumab in subpopulations of patients with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis: results from the ECLIPSE study J Dermatolog Treat. 2022 Jun; 33(4):2317-2324. . View in PubMed

Real-World Effectiveness of Dupilumab in Atopic Dermatitis Patients: Analysis of an Electronic Medical Records Dataset Dermatol Ther (Heidelb). 2022 Jun; 12(6):1337-1350. . View in PubMed

Development of a core outcome set for basal cell carcinoma J Am Acad Dermatol. 2022 May 10. . View in PubMed

Comparative Efficacy of Targeted Systemic Therapies for Moderate to Severe Atopic Dermatitis without Topical Corticosteroids: Systematic Review and Network Meta-analysis Dermatol Ther (Heidelb). 2022 May; 12(5):1181-1196. . View in PubMed

Economic Burden of Chronic Hand Eczema: A Review Am J Clin Dermatol. 2022 May; 23(3):287-300. . View in PubMed

Who sees you matters: a population study examining topical corticosteroid prescribing patterns between primary care providers and dermatologists for atopic dermatitis J Dermatolog Treat. 2022 May; 33(3):1507-1510. . View in PubMed

Strategies to maximize clinical efficiency while maintaining patient safety during the COVID-19 pandemic: an interview-based study from private practice dermatologists J Dermatolog Treat. 2022 May; 33(3):1503-1506. . View in PubMed

Language proficiency and biologics access: a population study of psoriasis patients in the United States J Dermatolog Treat. 2022 May; 33(3):1413-1417. . View in PubMed

The Psoriasis Glycome: Differential Expression of Cholesterol Particle Glycans and IgA Glycans Linked to Disease Severity J Invest Dermatol. 2022 Apr 22. . View in PubMed

2021 GRAPPA Trainee Symposium: A Summary of Oral and Poster Presentations J Rheumatol. 2022 Apr 15; 4-9. . View in PubMed

Impact of Psoriatic Disease on Quality of Life: Interim Results of a Global Survey Dermatol Ther (Heidelb). 2022 Apr; 12(4):1055-1064. . View in PubMed

SUPPLEMENT ARTICLE: A Novel Drug Delivery Method: Retrometabolic Drug Design J Drugs Dermatol. 2022 Apr 01; 21(4):s5-s10. . View in PubMed

Cumulative Clinical Benefits of Biologics in the Treatment of Patients with Moderate-to-Severe Psoriasis over 1 Year: a Network Meta-Analysis Dermatol Ther (Heidelb). 2022 Mar; 12(3):727-740. . View in PubMed

Demographic and Clinical Factors Associated with Patient-Reported Remission in Psoriasis Dermatol Ther (Heidelb). 2022 Mar; 12(3):753-760. . View in PubMed

A Practical Guide to the Management of Oral Candidiasis in Patients with Plaque Psoriasis Receiving Treatments That Target Interleukin-17 Dermatol Ther (Heidelb). 2022 Mar; 12(3):787-800. . View in PubMed

Pooled Analysis Demonstrating Superior Patient- Reported Psoriasis Treatment Outcomes for Calcipotriene/ Betamethasone Dipropionate Cream Versus Suspension/Gel J Drugs Dermatol. 2022 Mar 01; 21(3):242-248. . View in PubMed

Cost-effectiveness of tildrakizumab for the treatment of moderate-to-severe psoriasis in the United States J Dermatolog Treat. 2022 Mar; 33(2):740-748. . View in PubMed

Chronic spontaneous urticaria in the United States: patient characteristics and treatment patterns Int J Dermatol. 2022 08; 61(8):e308-e309. . View in PubMed

Opiate use in dermatology: A population-based study using the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey in the United States J Am Acad Dermatol. 2022 07; 87(1):174-176. . View in PubMed

Defining Psoriasis Remission Based on Histopathologic and Molecular Criteria: A Systematic Literature ReviewJ Invest Dermatol. 2022 07; 142(7):2026-2029. e4. . View in PubMed

Mental health outcomes and their association to race and ethnicity in acne patients: A population-based study J Am Acad Dermatol. 2022 07; 87(1):140-142. . View in PubMed

2021 GRAPPA Meet the Experts Session: A Summary of Presentations J Rheumatol. 2022 06; 49(6 Suppl 1):32-36. . View in PubMed

Proceedings of the 2021 GRAPPA-Collaborative Research Network (CRN) Meeting J Rheumatol. 2022 06; 49(6 Suppl 1):57-63. . View in PubMed

Report of the Skin Research Working Groups from the GRAPPA 2021 Annual Meeting J Rheumatol. 2022 06; 49(6 Suppl 1):40-43. . View in PubMed

The atopic dermatitis spectrum disorderRecognizing the clinical heterogeneity in patients with atopic related skin conditions in order to improve therapeutic decision-making and outcomes: an expert panel consensus statement. J Dermatolog Treat. 2022 06; 33(4):2397-2399. . View in PubMed

Pemphigus and bullous pemphigoid in the United States: a 21-year analysis of patient characteristics, treatment patterns, and comorbidities J Dermatolog Treat. 2022 06; 33(4):2383-2385. . View in PubMed

Treatment Goals for Psoriasis as Measured by Patient Benefit Index: Results of a National Psoriasis Foundation Survey Adv Ther. 2022 06; 39(6):2657-2667. . View in PubMed

Aesthetic outcome of simple cuticular suture distance from the wound edge on the closure of linear wounds on the head and neck: A randomized evaluator blinded split-wound comparative effect trial J Am Acad Dermatol. 2022 04; 86(4):863-867. . View in PubMed

Incidence and prevalence of psoriatic arthritis in patients with psoriasis stratified by psoriasis disease severity: Retrospective analysis of an electronic health records database in the United States J Am Acad Dermatol. 2022 04; 86(4):748-757. . View in PubMed

Misconceptions of photoprotection in skin of color J Am Acad Dermatol. 2022 03; 86(3S):S9-S17. . View in PubMed

Photoprotection for skin of all color: Consensus and clinical guidance from an expert panel J Am Acad Dermatol. 2022 03; 86(3S):S1-S8. . View in PubMed

Differences in health care resource utilization and costs for keratinocyte carcinoma among racioethnic groups: A population-based study J Am Acad Dermatol. 2022 02; 86(2):373-378. . View in PubMed

Reply to: "Comment on 'Dermatologists in social media: A study on top influencers, posts, and user engagement'" J Am Acad Dermatol. 2022 02; 86(2):e51. . View in PubMed

Reply to "Comment on 'Dermatologists in social media: A study on top influencers, posts, and user engagement': Dermatologist influencers on TikTok" J Am Acad Dermatol. 2022 02; 86(2):e75. . View in PubMed

Continued Treatment with Dupilumab is Associated with Improved Efficacy in Adults with Moderate-to-Severe Atopic Dermatitis Not Achieving Optimal Responses with Short-Term Treatment Dermatol Ther (Heidelb). 2022 01; 12(1):195-202. . View in PubMed

Virtual Simulation for Interactive Visualization of 3D Fracture Fixation Biomechanics J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2022 Jan 01; 30(1):e51-e58. . View in PubMed

Evaluation of a Case Series of Patients With Palmoplantar Pustulosis in the United States JAMA Dermatol. 2022 Jan 01; 158(1):68-72. . View in PubMed

Evaluation of a Case Series of Patients With Generalized Pustular Psoriasis in the United States JAMA Dermatol. 2022 Jan 01; 158(1):73-78. . View in PubMed

Long-Term Benefit-Risk Profiles of Treatments for Moderate-to-Severe Plaque Psoriasis: A Network Meta-Analysis Dermatol Ther (Heidelb). 2022 Jan; 12(1):167-184. . View in PubMed

Expert Perspectives on Key Parameters that Impact Interpretation of Randomized Clinical Trials in Moderate-to-Severe Atopic Dermatitis Am J Clin Dermatol. 2022 Jan; 23(1):1-11. . View in PubMed

International Dermatology Outcome Measures (IDEOM): Report from the 2020 Annual Meeting Dermatology. 2022; 238(3):430-437. . View in PubMed

Analysis of Specialist and Patient Perspectives on Strategies to Improve Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Among Persons With Psoriatic Disease JAMA Dermatol. 2022 03 01; 158(3):252-259. . View in PubMed

Dupilumab Treatment Provides Sustained Improvements Over 2 Years in Symptoms and Quality of Life in Adults with Atopic Dermatitis Dermatol Ther (Heidelb). 2021 Dec; 11(6):2147-2157. . View in PubMed

Bullous Dermatoses and Depression: A Systematic Review JAMA Dermatol. 2021 Dec 01; 157(12):1487-1495. . View in PubMed

Comparative cost-effectiveness of tildrakizumab and other commonly used treatments for moderate-to-severe psoriasis J Dermatolog Treat. 2021 Nov; 32(7):693-700. . View in PubMed

Alopecia areata in the United States: a ten-year analysis of patient characteristics, comorbidities, and treatment patterns Dermatol Online J. 2021 Oct 15; 27(10). . View in PubMed

Real-World Satisfaction with Secukinumab in Clearing the Skin of Patients with Plaque Psoriasis through 24 Months of Follow-Up: Results from US Dermatology Electronic Medical Records Dermatol Ther (Heidelb). 2021 Oct; 11(5):1733-1749. . View in PubMed

The Use of Biologics During the COVID-19 Pandemic Dermatol Clin. 2021 Oct; 39(4):545-553. . View in PubMed

Childhood atopic dermatitis: outpatient visit trends, demographics, and topical agents in the United States, 1995-2015 Int J Dermatol. 2021 Oct; 60(10):e423-e424. . View in PubMed

INDIVIDUAL ARTICLE: Safety and Tolerability of Topical Agents for Actinic Keratosis: A Systematic Review of Phase 3 Clinical Trials J Drugs Dermatol. 2021 Oct 01; 20(10):s4s4-s14. . View in PubMed

Differences in acne therapy prescribing patterns between dermatologists and pediatricians: A population-based study Pediatr Dermatol. 2021 Sep; 38(5):1150-1156. . View in PubMed

Trichotillomania in the United States: An epidemiologic study of patient characteristics, comorbidities, and treatment patterns Dermatol Online J. 2021 Aug 15; 27(8). . View in PubMed

Chronic spontaneous urticaria: a 16-year analysis of pediatric patient demographics, treatment patterns, and comorbidities Dermatol Online J. 2021 Aug 15; 27(8). . View in PubMed

Psoriasis Prevalence in Adults in the United States JAMA Dermatol. 2021 Aug 01; 157(8):940-946. . View in PubMed

Advances and Considerations in the Management of Actinic Keratosis: An Expert Consensus Panel Report J Drugs Dermatol. 2021 Aug 01; 20(8):888-893. . View in PubMed

Anogenital warts and relationship to child sexual abuse: Systematic review and meta-analysis Pediatr Dermatol. 2021 Jul; 38(4):842-850. . View in PubMed

Vitiligo Health Education: A Study of Accuracy and Engagement of Online Educational Materials J Drugs Dermatol. 2021 Jun 01; 20(6):623-629. . View in PubMed

Comparative Efficacy and Relative Ranking of Biologics and Oral Therapies for Moderate-to-Severe Plaque Psoriasis: A Network Meta-analysis Dermatol Ther (Heidelb). 2021 Jun; 11(3):885-905. . View in PubMed

Differences in wage earnings between psoriasis patients on biologics versus those on oral therapies: a population-based study in the United States J Dermatolog Treat. 2021 Jun; 32(4):440-445. . View in PubMed

Proceedings of the 2020 GRAPPA Collaborative Research Network (CRN) Meeting J Rheumatol Suppl. 2021 Jun; 97:4-9. . View in PubMed

Association between atopic dermatitis and conjunctivitis in adults: a population-based study in the United States J Dermatolog Treat. 2021 Jun; 32(4):455-459. . View in PubMed

GRAPPA Trainee Symposium 2020: A Summary of Oral and Poster Presentations J Rheumatol Suppl. 2021 Jun; 97:19-23. . View in PubMed

Report of the Skin Research Working Groups From the GRAPPA 2020 Annual Meeting J Rheumatol Suppl. 2021 Jun; 97:10-16. . View in PubMed

Mental health outcomes in White patients versus patients with skin of color with psoriasis Dermatol Online J. 2021 May 15; 27(5). . View in PubMed

The time to offer treatments for COVID-19 Expert Opin Investig Drugs. 2021 May; 30(5):505-518. . View in PubMed

ARTICLE: Advances in Oral Isotretinoin Therapy J Drugs Dermatol. 2021 May 01; 20(5):s5-s11. . View in PubMed

J Dermatolog Treat. 2021 May; 32(3):314-320. . View in PubMed

Tapinarof in the treatment of psoriasis: A review of the unique mechanism of action of a novel therapeutic aryl hydrocarbon receptor-modulating agent J Am Acad Dermatol. 2021 Apr; 84(4):1059-1067. . View in PubMed

GRAPPA Trainee Symposium 2020: A Summary of Oral and Poster Presentations J Rheumatol. 2021 Apr 01. . View in PubMed

Report of the Skin Research Working Groups From the GRAPPA 2020 Annual Meeting J Rheumatol. 2021 Mar 15. . View in PubMed

Proceedings of the 2020 GRAPPA Collaborative Research Network (CRN) Meeting J Rheumatol. 2021 Feb 15. . View in PubMed

Rosacea videos on social media: A comparison of accuracy, quality, and viewer engagement Dermatol Online J. 2021 Feb 15; 27(2). . View in PubMed

Two-Year US Pharmacovigilance Report on Brodalumab Dermatol Ther (Heidelb). 2021 Feb; 11(1):173-180. . View in PubMed

Joint AAD-NPF Guidelines of care for the management and treatment of psoriasis with topical therapy and alternative medicine modalities for psoriasis severity measures J Am Acad Dermatol. 2021 Feb; 84(2):432-470. . View in PubMed

Brodalumab in an Organ Transplant Recipient With Psoriasis Cutis. 2021 Feb; 107(2):104-106. . View in PubMed

Topical opioid use in dermatologic disease: A systematic review Dermatol Ther. 2021 11; 34(6):e15150. . View in PubMed

Three-year US. pharmacovigilance report of brodalumab. Dermatol Ther. 2021 11; 34(6):e15105. . View in PubMed

Validation of Patient-Reported Psoriasis Diagnosis from a Global Online Research Network J Invest Dermatol. 2021 10; 141(10):2539-2541. . View in PubMed

Comparative safety and benefit-risk profile of biologics and oral treatment for moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis: A network meta-analysis of clinical trial data J Am Acad Dermatol. 2021 09; 85(3):572-581. . View in PubMed

Achievement of the National Psoriasis Foundation treatment targets with ixekizumab: Pooled analyses from 4 clinical studies J Am Acad Dermatol. 2021 08; 85(2):330-336. . View in PubMed

The preponderance of evidence supports an aryl hydrocarbon receptor-dependent mechanism of action of tapinarof J Am Acad Dermatol. 2021 07; 85(1):e35-e36. . View in PubMed

Tapinarof-associated folliculitis is generally mild, self-limiting, and rarely interferes with therapy J Am Acad Dermatol. 2021 07; 85(1):e39-e40. . View in PubMed

National Psoriasis Foundation COVID-19 Task Force guidance for management of psoriatic disease during the pandemic: Version 2-Advances in psoriatic disease management, COVID-19 vaccines, and COVID-19 treatments J Am Acad Dermatol. 2021 05; 84(5):1254-1268. . View in PubMed

Evaluation of Changes in Skin and Joint Outcomes and Associated Treatment Changes in Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA): Experience From the Corrona PsA/SpA Registry J Rheumatol. 2021 03; 48(3):376-384. . View in PubMed

Response to Letter to the Editor commenting on: "Dermatologists in social media: A study on top influencers, posts, and user engagement" J Am Acad Dermatol. 2021 03; 84(3):e165. . View in PubMed

Corrigendum: Updates on treatment guidelines for psoriasis, atopic dermatitis (eczema), hidradenitis suppurativa, and acne/rosacea during the COVID-19 pandemic Dermatol Online J. 2021 08 15; 27(8). . View in PubMed

Phase 3 Trials of Tapinarof Cream for Plaque Psoriasis N Engl J Med. 2021 12 09; 385(24):2219-2229. . View in PubMed

Bimekizumab versus Adalimumab in Plaque Psoriasis N Engl J Med. 2021 07 08; 385(2):130-141. . View in PubMed

A Blueprint for the Conduct of Large, Multisite Trials in Telemedicine J Med Internet Res. 2021 09 20; 23(9):e29511. . View in PubMed

Bimekizumab versus ustekinumab for the treatment of moderate to severe plaque psoriasis (BE VIVID): efficacy and safety from a 52-week, multicentre, double-blind, active comparator and placebo controlled phase 3 trial Lancet. 2021 02 06; 397(10273):487-498. . View in PubMed

Economics of Teledermatology-Does the Math Add Up? JAMA Dermatol. 2021 01 01; 157(1):27-28.. View in PubMed

Examination of Treatment Satisfaction Instruments in Psoriasis: 2017 Results from the Psoriasis Working Group of the International Dermatology Outcome Measures (IDEOM) Dermatology. 2021; 237(2):151-157. . View in PubMed

Psoriasis Lancet. 2021 04 03; 397(10281):1301-1315. . View in PubMed

Differences in Depression and Distress Between Acne Patients on Isotretinoin vs Oral Antibiotics J Drugs Dermatol. 2021 02 01; 20(2):172-177. . View in PubMed

Maintenance of Response Through up to 4 Years of Continuous Guselkumab Treatment of Psoriasis in the VOYAGE 2 Phase 3 Study Am J Clin Dermatol. 2020 Dec; 21(6):881-890. . View in PubMed

National Psoriasis Foundation COVID-19 Task Force Guidance for Management of Psoriatic Disease During the Pandemic: Version 1 J Am Acad Dermatol. 2020 Dec; 83(6):1704-1716. . View in PubMed

Wound eversion versus planar closure for wounds on the face or neck: A randomized split-wound comparative effectiveness trial J Am Acad Dermatol. 2020 Nov; 83(5):1439-1440. . View in PubMed

Updates on treatment guidelines for psoriasis, atopic dermatitis (eczema), hidradenitis suppurativa, and acne/rosacea during the COVID-19 pandemic Dermatol Online J. 2020 Oct 15; 26(10). . View in PubMed

Dupilumab improves patient-reported symptoms of atopic dermatitis, symptoms of anxiety and depression, and health-related quality of life in moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis: analysis of pooled data from the randomized trials SOLO 1 and SOLO 2 J Dermatolog Treat. 2020 Sep; 31(6):606-614. . View in PubMed

Guselkumab improves work productivity in patients with moderate-to-severe psoriasis with or without depression and anxiety: results from the VOYAGE 2 comparator study versus adalimumab J Dermatolog Treat. 2020 Sep; 31(6):617-623. . View in PubMed

Development of the Psoriasis Symptoms Scale (PSS) in patients with moderate-to-severe psoriasis: qualitative and quantitative analyses J Dermatolog Treat. 2020 Aug; 31(5):452-459. . View in PubMed

Engaging but inaccurate: A cross-sectional analysis of acne videos on social media from non-health care sources J Am Acad Dermatol. 2020 Aug; 83(2):610-612. . View in PubMed

Brodalumab to the Rescue: Efficacy and Safety of Brodalumab in Patients with Psoriasis and Prior Exposure or Inadequate Response to Biologics Dermatol Ther (Heidelb). 2020 Aug; 10(4):615-621. . View in PubMed

Report of the Skin Research Workgroups from the GRAPPA 2019 Annual Meeting J Rheumatol Suppl. 2020 Jun; 96:36-40. . View in PubMed

Where you live matters: Regional differences in health care resource use for psoriasis in the United States J Am Acad Dermatol. 2020 Jun; 82(6):1360-1367. . View in PubMed

Investigator and Patient Global Assessment Measures for Psoriasis Clinical Trials: A Systematic Review on Measurement Properties from the International Dermatology Outcome Measures (IDEOM) Initiative Am J Clin Dermatol. 2020 Jun; 21(3):323-338. . View in PubMed

Joint American Academy of Dermatology-National Psoriasis Foundation guidelines of care for the management of psoriasis with systemic nonbiologic therapies J Am Acad Dermatol. 2020 Jun; 82(6):1445-1486. . View in PubMed

Proceedings of the 2019 GRAPPA Collaborative Research Network Meeting J Rheumatol Suppl. 2020 Jun; 96:25-30. . View in PubMed

Pathophysiology, Clinical Presentation, and Treatment of Psoriasis: A Review JAMA. 2020 May 19; 323(19):1945-1960. . View in PubMed

Importance of Complete Skin Clearance in Psoriasis as a Treatment Goal: Implications for Patient-Reported Outcomes J Drugs Dermatol. 2020 May 01; 19(5):487-492. . View in PubMed

Maintenance of clinical response and consistent safety profile with up to 3 years of continuous treatment with guselkumab: Results from the VOYAGE 1 and VOYAGE 2 trials J Am Acad Dermatol. 2020 Apr; 82(4):936-945. . View in PubMed

Recapture Rate of Brodalumab in Patients With a Lapse in Treatment J Drugs Dermatol. 2020 Apr 01; 19(4):384-387. . View in PubMed

Safety of Ixekizumab Treatment for up to 5 Years in Adult Patients with Moderate-to-Severe Psoriasis: Results from Greater Than 17,000 Patient-Years of Exposure Dermatol Ther (Heidelb). 2020 Feb; 10(1):133-150. . View in PubMed

Dermatologists in social media: A study on top influencers, posts, and user engagement J Am Acad Dermatol. 2020 11; 83(5):1452-1455. . View in PubMed

Report from the International Dermatology Outcome Measures Initiative J Investig Dermatol Symp Proc. 2020 11; 20(1):S80-S83. . View in PubMed

A Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial of Secukinumab on Aortic Vascular Inflammation in Moderate-to-Severe Plaque Psoriasis (VIP-S)J Invest Dermatol. 2020 09; 140(9):1784-1793. e2. . View in PubMed

Comparison of 2-Octylcyanoacrylate Versus 5-0 Fast-Absorbing Gut During Linear Wound Closures and the Effect on Wound Cosmesis Dermatol Surg. 2020 05; 46(5):628-634. . View in PubMed

Oral Tetracyclines and Acne: A Systematic Review for Dermatologists J Drugs Dermatol. 2020 11 01; 19(11):s6-s13. . View in PubMed

Efficacy and Safety of Lebrikizumab, a High-Affinity Interleukin 13 Inhibitor, in Adults With Moderate to Severe Atopic Dermatitis: A Phase 2b Randomized Clinical Trial JAMA Dermatol. 2020 04 01; 156(4):411-420. . View in PubMed

Measuring psoriatic arthritis symptoms: A core domain in psoriasis clinical trials J Am Acad Dermatol. 2020 Jan; 82(1):54-61. . View in PubMed

Joint American Academy of Dermatology-National Psoriasis Foundation guidelines of care for the management and treatment of psoriasis in pediatric patients J Am Acad Dermatol. 2020 Jan; 82(1):161-201. . View in PubMed

Association Between the Mental Health of Patients With Psoriasis and Their Satisfaction With Physicians JAMA Dermatol. 2020 07 01; 156(7):754-762. . View in PubMed

Comparison of Biologics and Oral Treatments for Plaque Psoriasis: A Meta-analysis JAMA Dermatol. 2020 03 01; 156(3):258-269. . View in PubMed

Dermal suture only versus layered closure: A randomized, split wound comparative effectiveness trial J Am Acad Dermatol. 2019 Dec; 81(6):1346-1352. . View in PubMed

Patient-reported outcomes of adalimumab, phototherapy, and placebo in the Vascular Inflammation in Psoriasis Trial: A randomized controlled study J Am Acad Dermatol. 2019 Oct; 81(4):923-930. . View in PubMed

Joint American Academy of Dermatology-National Psoriasis Foundation guidelines of care for the management and treatment of psoriasis with phototherapy J Am Acad Dermatol. 2019 Sep; 81(3):775-804. . View in PubMed

Factors Influencing Sleep Difficulty and Sleep Quantity in the Citizen Pscientist Psoriatic Cohort Dermatol Ther (Heidelb). 2019 Sep; 9(3):511-523. . View in PubMed

Novel Tretinoin 0 05% Lotion for the Once-Daily Treatment of Moderate-to-Severe Acne Vulgaris in an Asian Population J Drugs Dermatol. 2019 Sep 01; 18(9):910-916. . View in PubMed

Comparison of physical and mental functioning among moderate-to-severe psoriasis patients on biologic versus oral therapy Arch Dermatol Res. 2019 Aug; 311(6):453-460. . View in PubMed

Real-world experience of calcipotriene and betamethasone dipropionate foam 0005%/0. 064% in the treatment of adults with psoriasis in the United States. J Dermatolog Treat. 2019 Aug; 30(5):454-460. . View in PubMed

An unusual spiculated presentation of follicular porokeratosis Dermatol Online J. 2019 Jul 15; 25(7). . View in PubMed

Use of 5-0 Fast Absorbing Gut versus 6-0 Fast Absorbing Gut during cutaneous wound closure on the head and neck: A randomized evaluator-blinded split-wound comparative effectiveness trial J Am Acad Dermatol. 2019 Jul; 81(1):213-218. . View in PubMed

Effects of Online Care on Functional and Psychological Outcomes in Patients with Psoriasis: A Randomized Controlled Trial J Am Acad Dermatol. 2019 Jun 05. . View in PubMed

Report of the Skin Research Workgroups from the GRAPPA 2018 Annual Meeting J Rheumatol Suppl. 2019 Jun; 95:28-32. . View in PubMed

Proceedings of the 2018 GRAPPA Collaborative Research Network Meeting J Rheumatol Suppl. 2019 Jun; 95:11-19. . View in PubMed

Economic burden of cutaneous infections in children and adults with atopic dermatitis Pediatr Dermatol. 2019 May; 36(3):303-310. . View in PubMed

Joint AAD-NPF guidelines of care for the management and treatment of psoriasis with biologics J Am Acad Dermatol. 2019 Apr; 80(4):1029-1072. . View in PubMed

Joint AAD-NPF guidelines of care for the management and treatment of psoriasis with awareness and attention to comorbidities J Am Acad Dermatol. 2019 Apr; 80(4):1073-1113. . View in PubMed

Comparison of mental health outcomes among adults with psoriasis on biologic versus oral therapies: a population-based study J Dermatolog Treat. 2019 Mar; 30(2):135-140. . View in PubMed

Clinical Goals and Barriers to Effective Psoriasis Care Dermatol Ther (Heidelb). 2019 Mar; 9(1):5-18. . View in PubMed

Validation of psychometric properties and development of response criteria for the psoriasis symptoms and signs diary (PSSD): results from a phase 3 clinical trial J Dermatolog Treat. 2019 Feb; 30(1):27-34. . View in PubMed

Suicidality among psoriasis patients: a critical evidence synthesis G Ital Dermatol Venereol. 2019 Feb; 154(1):56-63. . View in PubMed

Improvement in Patient-Reported Outcomes (Dermatology Life Quality Index and the Psoriasis Symptoms and Signs Diary) with Guselkumab in Moderate-to-Severe Plaque Psoriasis: Results from the Phase III VOYAGE 1 and VOYAGE 2 Studies Am J Clin Dermatol. 2019 Feb; 20(1):155-164. . View in PubMed

Quality of life among dermatology patients: a systematic review of investigations using qualitative methods G Ital Dermatol Venereol. 2019 Feb; 154(1):72-78. . View in PubMed

Guselkumab Efficacy after Withdrawal Is Associated with Suppression of Serum IL-23-Regulated IL-17 and IL-22 in Psoriasis: VOYAGE 2 StudyJ Invest Dermatol. 2019 12; 139(12):2437-2446. e1. . View in PubMed

Access to Dermatological Care with an Innovative Online Model for Psoriasis Management: Results from a Randomized Controlled Trial Telemed J E Health. 2019 07; 25(7):619-627. . View in PubMed

Anti-tumor necrosis factor agents in sarcoidosis: A systematic review of efficacy and safety Semin Arthritis Rheum. 2019 06; 48(6):1093-1104. . View in PubMed

Assessing Skin Biopsy Rates for Histologic Findings Indicative of Nonpathological Cutaneous Disease Dermatol Surg. 2019 05; 45(5):640-649. . View in PubMed

Online Care Versus In-Person Care for Improving Quality of Life in Psoriasis: A Randomized Controlled Equivalency Trial J Invest Dermatol. 2019 05; 139(5):1037-1044. . View in PubMed

A provider global assessment quality measure for clinical practice for inflammatory skin disorders J Am Acad Dermatol. 2019 03; 80(3):823-828. . View in PubMed

Comparison of Running Cutaneous Suture Spacing During Linear Wound Closures and the Effect on Wound Cosmesis of the Face and Neck: A Randomized Clinical Trial JAMA Dermatol. 2019 03 01; 155(3):321-326. . View in PubMed

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Teledermatology operational considerations, challenges, and benefits: the referring providers' perspective Telemed J E Health. 2012 Oct; 18(8):580-4. . View in PubMed

Perceptions of expertise in cutaneous surgery and cosmetic procedures: what primary care physicians think Dermatol Surg. 2012 Oct; 38(10):1645-51. . View in PubMed

J Am Acad Dermatol. 2012 Sep; 67(3):357-62. . View in PubMed

Patient-centered online management of psoriasis: a randomized controlled equivalency trial J Am Acad Dermatol. 2012 Jun; 66(6):948-53. . View in PubMed

Novel approach to utilizing electronic health records for dermatologic research: developing a multi-institutional federated data network for clinical and translational research in psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis Dermatol Online J. 2012 May 15; 18(5):2. . View in PubMed

Why some dermatologists do not practice store-and-forward teledermatology Arch Dermatol. 2012 May; 148(5):649-50. . View in PubMed

Coronary artery disease in patients with psoriasis referred for coronary angiography Am J Cardiol. 2012 Apr 01; 109(7):976-80. . View in PubMed

Combination treatments for psoriasis: a systematic review and meta-analysis Arch Dermatol. 2012 Apr; 148(4):511-22. . View in PubMed

Cost-effectiveness analysis of a patient-centered care model for management of psoriasis J Am Acad Dermatol. 2012 Apr; 66(4):563-70. . View in PubMed

Survey of demographic and educational factors among dermatology chairs and chiefs Cutis. 2012 Apr; 89(4):195-8. . View in PubMed

Crowdsourcing for research data collection in rosacea Dermatol Online J. 2012 Mar 15; 18(3):15. . View in PubMed

Advances in management of atopic dermatitis: new therapies and novel uses of existing treatments Semin Cutan Med Surg. 2012 Mar; 31(1):17-24. . View in PubMed

The effect of academic "misrepresentation" on residency match outcomes Dermatol Online J. 2012 Jan 15; 18(1):1. . View in PubMed

Impact of live interactive teledermatology on diagnosis, disease management, and clinical outcomes Arch Dermatol. 2012 Jan; 148(1):61-5. . View in PubMed

Off-label biologic regimens in psoriasis: a systematic review of efficacy and safety of dose escalation, reduction, and interrupted biologic therapy PLoS One. 2012; 7(4):e33486. . View in PubMed

A review of health outcomes in patients with psoriasis Dermatol Clin. 2012 Jan; 30(1):61-72viii. . View in PubMed

Health outcomes in atopic dermatitis Dermatol Clin. 2012 Jan; 30(1):73-86viii. . View in PubMed

Melanoma: epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes Dermatol Clin. 2012 Jan; 30(1):113-24ix. . View in PubMed

Nonmelanoma skin cancer Dermatol Clin. 2012 Jan; 30(1):125-39ix. . View in PubMed

Psoriasis comorbidities: results from the National Psoriasis Foundation surveys 2003 to 2011 Dermatology. 2012; 225(2):121-6. . View in PubMed

Quality of life and work productivity impairment among psoriasis patients: findings from the National Psoriasis Foundation survey data 2003-2011 PLoS One. 2012; 7(12):e52935. . View in PubMed

Combination systemic therapies in psoriatic arthritis J Dermatolog Treat. 2011 Oct; 22(5):276-84. . View in PubMed

Elephantiasic thyroid dermopathy Am J Med. 2011 Sep; 124(9):e1-2. . View in PubMed

Angiogenesis and oxidative stress: common mechanisms linking psoriasis with atherosclerosis J Dermatol Sci. 2011 Jul; 63(1):1-9. . View in PubMed

Umbilicated erythematous papules in an immunocompromised patient Lancet Infect Dis. 2011 Jun; 11(6):488. . View in PubMed

Effects of video-based, online education on behavioral and knowledge outcomes in sunscreen use: a randomized controlled trial Patient Educ Couns. 2011 May; 83(2):273-7. . View in PubMed

Health outcome measures in atopic dermatitis: a systematic review of trends in disease severity and quality-of-life instruments 1985-2010 PLoS One. 2011 Apr 13; 6(4):e17520. . View in PubMed

Psoriasis and hypertension severity: results from a case-control study PLoS One. 2011 Mar 29; 6(3):e18227. . View in PubMed

Current state of acne treatment: highlighting lasers, photodynamic therapy, and chemical peels Dermatol Online J. 2011 Mar 15; 17(3):2. . View in PubMed

Online video improves clinical outcomes in adults with atopic dermatitis: a randomized controlled trial J Am Acad Dermatol. 2011 Mar; 64(3):502-7. . View in PubMed

Practice models and challenges in teledermatology: a study of collective experiences from teledermatologists PLoS One. 2011; 6(12):e28687. . View in PubMed

Health-care delivery methods in teledermatology: consultative, triage and direct-care models J Telemed Telecare. 2011; 17(4):214-6. . View in PubMed

Failure to maximize patient adherence strategies in clinical practice Arch Dermatol. 2010 Dec; 146(12):1430-1. . View in PubMed

A pale version Am J Med. 2010 Sep; 123(9):802-4. . View in PubMed

Evaluation and comparison of store-and-forward teledermatology applications Telemed J E Health. 2010 May; 16(4):424-38. . View in PubMed

Erythema induratum of Bazin Dermatol Online J. 2010 Apr 15; 16(4):1. . View in PubMed

Online, video-based patient education improves melanoma awareness: a randomized controlled trial Telemed J E Health. 2009 Dec; 15(10):992-7. . View in PubMed

Text-message reminders to improve sunscreen use: a randomized, controlled trial using electronic monitoring Arch Dermatol. 2009 Nov; 145(11):1230-6. . View in PubMed

A national survey to determine an optimal fourth year curriculum for dermatology candidates Dermatol Online J. 2009 Oct 15; 15(10):2. . View in PubMed

Physician workforce for acne care in the United States, 2003 through 2005 Arch Dermatol. 2009 Oct; 145(10):1195-6. . View in PubMed

Digital imaging in dermatology: attitudes, behaviors, and innovations Skin Res Technol. 2009 Aug; 15(3):376-7. . View in PubMed

Reconstruction of the upper aerodigestive tract with the submental artery flap Plast Reconstr Surg. 2009 Feb; 123(2):562-570. . View in PubMed

Follicular eruption on arms and legsPhrynoderma. Arch Dermatol. 2008 Nov; 144(11):1509-14. . View in PubMed

Fate of manuscripts declined by the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology J Am Acad Dermatol. 2008 Apr; 58(4):632-5. . View in PubMed

Images in HIV/AIDSSweet syndrome and syphilis in an HIV-infected person. AIDS Read. 2008 Mar; 18(3):134-5. . View in PubMed

Economic evaluation of interactive teledermatology compared with conventional care Telemed J E Health. 2007 Apr; 13(2):91-9. . View in PubMed

The efficacy of ultrasound in the diagnosis of long head of the biceps tendon pathology J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2006 Jan-Feb; 15(1):7-11. . View in PubMed

Vancomycin-induced linear IgA disease manifesting as bullous erythema multiforme J Cutan Pathol. 2004 May; 31(5):393-7. . View in PubMed

Please visit Dr. Armstrong's research website: https://armstronglab.usc.edu/

Dr. April Armstrong is Associate Dean of Clinical Research at Keck School of Medicine at USC. She also serves as Director of Clinical Research for the Southern California Clinical and Translational Research Institute (SC CTSI). In the Department of Dermatology at USC, she serves as Vice Chair, Director of Clinical Trials and Outcomes Research, and Director of the Psoriasis Program.

Dr. Armstrong obtained her medical degree from Harvard Medical School and completed dermatology residency at the Harvard Dermatology Residency Program. She also obtained a Master of Public Health degree from Harvard School of Public Health. Prior to joining faculty at the University of Southern California, Dr. Armstrong served as Vice Chair, Director of Clinical Research, and Director of Psoriasis Program at dermatology departments at the University of California Davis and later at the University of Colorado.

For her research focus, Dr. Armstrong is particularly interested in the appropriate use of systemic agents, comparative effectiveness research, technology-enabled healthcare delivery, and comorbidities associated with inflammatory skin diseases. Dr. Armstrong has conducted studies examining how new therapies impact patients’ disease states, quality of life, and their access to medical care. She is also examining how technology-enabled healthcare delivery can be applied to manage patients with chronic dermatological diseases. She is a federally funded investigator with an extensive clinical trial experience, having led or collaborated on over 120 studies. She has authored over 150 peer-reviewed scientific publications and has been an editor for the top pharmacology textbook Principles of Pharmacology. Her work has been supported by the NIH, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the Dermatology Foundation, and the National Psoriasis Foundation.

Dr. Armstrong has held multiple leadership positions at professional societies, serving as a Medical Board of the National Psoriasis Foundation, Councilor to the International Psoriasis Council, Steering Committee Member for Group for Research and Assessment of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis. Dr. Armstrong is Chair for Teledermatology SIG at the American Telemedicine Association. She also has served on multiple task forces and committees at the American Academy of Dermatology. Dr. Armstrong also has also served on the editorial boards of JAMA Dermatology, Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, and Telemedicine and eHealth. She was also past President of Sacramento Valley Dermatologic Society.
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