Valerie M. Harvey, MD, MPH, FAAD

Valerie M. Harvey, MD, MPH, FAAD, earned her undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Virginia. She completed her residency and Chief Residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. She later received a Master of Public Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Harvey is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology.

Dr. Harvey specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of pigmentary disorders such as hyperpigmentation and melasma, as well as other skin conditions which disproportionately impact minority patients. Her past research efforts have focused on studying gaps in melanoma outcomes and the use of dermatology services among the underserved. Dr. Harvey has authored many scientific articles and book chapters, and has lectured at national medical meetings on these topics.

Dr. Harvey is an active leader in the dermatologic community. She is the co-Director for Hampton University Skin of Color Research Institute. She is the President-elect of the Skin of Color Society (2021-2022) and the 5th Annual Media Day co-chair, and serves on numerous boards and committees for the American Academy of Dermatology. She is also the President for the Virginia Dermatology Society.

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Valerie M. Harvey, MD, MPH, FAAD

Valerie M. Harvey, MD, MPH, FAAD, earned her undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Virginia. She completed her residency and Chief Residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. She later received a Master of Public Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Harvey is a Fellow of the…



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The Skin of Color Society is a professional dermatologic organization established in 2004 and is dedicated to promoting awareness of and excellence within the area of special interest of dermatology, skin of color. Individuals with skin of color include but are not limited to individuals of Asian, Hispanic or Latino, African, Native American, Pacific Island,…


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