Valerie M. Harvey, MD, MPH, FAAD

2023-2024 Immediate Past President | Diversity in Dermatology Clinical Trials Task Force Co-chair

Dr. Harvey 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 Director for Hampton Roads Center for Dermatology. She is the Immediate Past President of the Skin of Color Society and serves on numerous boards and committees for the American Academy of Dermatology. She is also the Past President for the Virginia Dermatology Society.

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