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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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.