Katrina Abuabara



Katrina Abuabara, MD, MA, MSCE is an Associate Professor of Dermatology at the University of California San Francisco. She also holds a secondary appointment in Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of California Berkeley’s School of Public Health, and a joint appointment in the new UCSF-UC Berkeley Computational Precision Health Graduate Group.

After earning a master's degree in sociology from Stanford University, Dr. Abuabara earned her medical degree from Harvard Medical School. She also earned a master of science degree in clinical epidemiology from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, where she completed her dermatology residency as well as a postdoctoral research fellowship in dermatoepidemiology.

Her research examines how environmental and sociocultural factors interact with biological factors to influence chronic inflammatory conditions. She has studied atopic dermatitis disease course and comorbidities, the role of the skin barrier in inflammation and aging, and the impact of environmental microbes and soil biodiversity on allergic diseases. 

Dr. Abuabara is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Medical Association, Society for Investigative Dermatology and International Eczema Council.

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