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About IJWD

The IJWD publishes articles pertaining to dermatologic medical, surgical and cosmetic issues faced by female patients and their families. We are interested in original research articles, review articles, unusual case reports, new treatments, clinical trials, education, mentorship and viewpoint articles. Articles dealing with ethical issues in dermatology and medical legal scenarios are also welcome.Very important articles will have accompanying editorials.

Topics which our subsections editors look forward to welcoming include:

  • Women’s Health
  • Oncology, Surgery and Aesthetics
  • Pediatric Dermatology
  • Medical Dermatology
  • Society

About WDS

The Women’s Dermatologic Society founded in 1973, is dedicated to helping dermatologists fulfill their greatest potential and assisting them in making a contribution to our specialty and society.

To achieve this goal, the Society relies on the active participation of its members, who represent a diverse cross-section of professional subspecialties.

Heralding change within dermatology: Response of the International Journal of Women’s Dermatology (IJWD) to the twin pandemic of racism
Jenny E. Murase, Dedee F. Murrell

Skin cancer in women of color: Epidemiology, pathogenesis and clinical manifestations                                                     
DiAnne S. Davis, Camille Robinson, Valerie D. Callender                    

Turning the Tide: How the Women’s Dermatologic Society Leads in Diversifying Dermatology               
Nana Amma N. Sekyere, Pearl E. Grimes, Wendy E. Roberts, Valerie D. Callender, ... Jenny Murase

Two pandemics: Opportunities for diversity, equity and inclusion in dermatology
Jenna C. Lester, Susan C. Taylor

Bridging racial differences in the clinical encounter: How implicit bias and stereotype threat contribute to health care disparities in the dermatology clinic
Britney N. Wilson, Jenny E. Murase, Diane Sliwka, Nina Botto

Dermoscopic features of neoplasms in skin of color: A review
Ekene Ezenwa, Jennifer A. Stein, Loren Krueger

Allyship in dermatology                                                                                                                                           
Brittany Feaster, Amy J. McMichael

Prioritizing equity and inclusion in global health dermatology                                                     
Aileen Y. Chang, Miriam Laker-Oketta, Sarah J. Coates                                                     

The dark side of skin lightening: An international collaboration and review of a public health issue affecting dermatology
Samara Pollock, Susan Taylor, Oyetewa Oyerinde, Sabrina Nurmohamed, ... A. Shadi Kourosh                                                     

Sunscreen recommendations for patients with skin of color in the popular press and in the dermatology clinic
Hannah Song, Ashley Beckles, Prerna Salian, Martina L. Porter

#BlackGirlMagic: Impact of the social media movement on Black women's self esteem
Jadesola T. Olayinka, Mona A. Gohara, Quincy K. Ruffin

The art of prevention: It’s too tight—Loosen up and let your hair down                                                                 
Tiffany T. Mayo, Valerie D. Callender                                                                 

Camouflaging techniques for patients with central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia
Akachi Agor, Kimberley H.M. Ward

A pilot study examining skin cancer education in an underserved population at a free skin cancer screening
Herbert B. Castillo Valladares, Alison K. Lee, Shayan Cheraghlou, Amanda Zhou, Sarika Ramachandran

Responding to the moment: Dermatology, health inequity, and a call for introspection-driven activism
Sarah J. Coates, Aileen Y. Chang, Jenna C. Lester

Community engagement matters: A call for greater advocacy in dermatology
Alison Tran, Mona Gohara

Direct-to-consumer dermatology-related advertising differs in magazines targeted to women of color: A cross-sectional analysis of top-circulating consumer magazines
Lauren E. Wiznia, Jenny Wang, Alexa B. Steuer, Nada Elbuluk

Skin of color lacks representation in medical student resources: A cross-sectional study
Katherine L. Perlman, Natalie M. Williams, Ista A. Egbeto, David X. Gao, ... Joyce H. Park

Trends in sessions in diversity at the American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meetings: 2013–2019
Lauren Seale, Olabola Awosika, Henry W. Lim

Assessing the impact of an intervention to increase minority representation in dermatology
Ginikanwa Onyekaba, Ademide Adelekun, Susan C. Taylor, Temitayo Ogunleye

A dark lesion on an Indian Woman's vulva
Sara Sabourirad, Dedee F. Murrell

A red-orange rash in a patient with skin of color                                                                                        
Ista A. Egbeto, Emily L. Guo, Helena B. Pasieka

The importance of dermoscopy in subclinical lichen planus in skin of color
In Young Chung, Celestine C. Wong, Michelle A. Rodrigues

Pityriasis rubra pilaris in skin of color                                                                                        
John G. Plante, Ahmad I. Aleisa, Bruce H. Thiers

The art of prevention: COVID-19 vaccine preparedness for the dermatologist
Shauna M Rice, Sarah D Ferree, Natasha Atanaskova Mesinkovska, Arianne Shadi Kourosh

Zooming into cosmetic procedures during the COVID-19 pandemic: The provider’s perspective
Shauna M. Rice, Julia A. Siegel, Tiffany Libby, Emmy Graber, Arianne Shadi Kourosh

Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on dermatology practices: Results of a web-based, global survey
Shashank Bhargava, Charles McKeever, George Kroumpouzos

The show must go on: Dermatologic procedural education in the era of COVID-19
Samara E. Pollock, Neera R. Nathan, Janelle S. Nassim, A. Shadi Kourosh, ... Sandy S. Tsao

The role of women as past and present advocates for vaccinations: Relevance in the COVID-19 setting
Benjamin S. Daniel, Dedee F. Murrell

Reply to: Gender and rank salary trends among academic dermatologists
Mytrang H. Do, Shari R. Lipner

Reply to commentary to: Gender and rank salary trends among academic dermatologists
Muskaan Sachdeva, Alyssa M. Thompson, Jennifer L. Hsiao, Vivian Y. Shi

Please take your feet off my neck                                                                                        
Jane M. Grant-Kels

Message to the members of the Women’s Dermatologic Society