Moderator | Meeting the Challenge Summit: Diversity in Dermatology Clinical Trials
Dr. Candrice Heath is a highly respected triple board-certified dermatologist. She is board certified in dermatology, pediatrics and pediatric dermatology. She enjoys providing care to entire families, from newborn to 115 years young. Dr. Heath was motivated to pursue a career in dermatology after witnessing her sister coping with the social hardships that come with having a green birthmark (Nevus of Ota) on one side of her face. Her professional and personal purpose is to help her patients embrace beauty, both inside and out. Dr. Heath has an unforgettable smile and warm personality that is comforting and puts her patients at ease. This allows Dr. Heath to provide a more comprehensive and personalized level of care. Her unique approach to dermatology services remains in high demand for both adults and children.
After receiving her undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University, Dr. Heath earned her medical degree from the University of Virginia. She is the first person in her family to graduate from medical school. She then completed her pediatric internship at SUNY Downstate in New York City, a pediatric residency at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia and practiced as a general pediatrician in urgent care and pediatric emergency department settings. Before going on to further her medical education in adult and pediatric dermatology, she completed two dermatology clinical research fellowships, one with Dr. Susan C. Taylor in Philadelphia, PA and the other at Northwestern University with Dr. Amy Paller. Dr. Heath then completed her dermatology residency training at Mt. Sinai-St. Luke’s Roosevelt in New York, NY followed by a pediatric dermatology fellowship at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, MD. Currently, Dr. Heath is an Assistant Professor of Dermatology at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA where she thoroughly enjoys working with her colleagues, residents, medical students and most of all, her patients.
Dr. Heath has been involved in dermatological clinical research, has published several scientific journal articles and textbook chapters, and she continues to lecture nationally. Her interests include but are not limited to disorders that present uniquely in skin of color, the patient experience, atopic dermatitis, pediatric skin of color and hair disorders. She currently serves as Associate Editor of the medical Journal, Cutis.
Dr. Heath is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) and American Academy of Pediatrics. She is a member of the National Medical Association, Society for Pediatric Dermatology, Pediatric Dermatology Research Alliance and Association of Professors of Dermatology. Dr. Heath has held leadership positions in the Skin of Color Society, where she currently serves as National Secretary Treasurer. She also actively serves on the AAD Diversity Committee, AAD Skin of Color Resident Education Curriculum Task Force and Skin of Color Society Board of Directors. She has also been a national board member for three non-profit organizations including the Student National Medical Association and was recently appointed to the National Eczema Association Advisory Council.
Nationally, she is a well sought-after speaker due to her triple-board certified expertise in dermatology for children and adults, charismatic delivery and commitment to education. Not only is she dedicated to educating medical professionals, she delivers her knowledge to hard-working, busy, multi-tasking people who are on the go. Her bedside manner, fun personality and ability to connect with people of all ages makes her a true gem. Dr. Heath loves melding her knowledge as a dermatologist, clinical researcher and a beauty expert to deliver compassionate care.
“Dr. Candrice,” as she is affectionately known on social media, is active as “@DrCandriceHeath, your favorite, fun, triple board-certified dermatologist, your go-to girl for everything healthy hair, skin and nails.” She has appeared in print, radio, digital and television media several times. When she is not seeing patients, she enjoys spending her time traveling (pre-COVID), speaking on stages, crashing beauty aisles in retail stores, consulting and sharing her Clinical Pearls with other medical professionals. Last, but certainly not least, she is thrilled about being a #QuarantineBride newlywed and spending time with her loving husband and bonus teenage daughter.
Click here for more information on the Valeant Research Award.
Read published peer-reviewed articles written your by Skin of Color Society members
Did You Know
Skin of color patients comprise the majority in California, New Mexico and Texas…and soon will be the majority in Arizona, Nevada, Georgia, New York and Florida.
By 2042, more than 50% of the US population will have skin of color.