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Adult Dermatology - Research

Dr. Tissa Hata and Dr. Richard Gallo currently have several ongoing clinical trials, including new biologic treatments for psoriasis, as well as new therapeutic and experimental studies on rosacea and atopic dermatitis/eczema.

If you have a dermatologic disease, please join our Patient Registry to hear about ongoing and upcoming clinical trials.

General Clinical Trial Information

Atopic Dermatitis/Eczema

UC San Diego Health's dermatology department has several groups interested in the study of atopic dermatitis. Our research interests include ongoing studies into basic immunologic defects present in patients with atopic dermatitis (Gallo Lab) and therapeutic trials at UC San Diego and Rady Children's Hospital.

Our research also includes assessing novel therapies in hand eczema as well.


Our team is involved in several projects including the understanding of the immune response of psoriasis patients, as well as multiple active clinical/therapeutic drug trials ongoing at UC San Diego and Rady Children's Hospital.


Our team has been a major contributor to the understanding of rosacea. Through translational research collaboration with the Gallo Lab, a number of ongoing studies are simultaneously expanding our understanding of the innate immune dysfunction in rosacea, while also determining the efficacy of novel, targeted therapies.

Skin Cancer

Working collaboratively with the dermatology department, Brian Jiang, MD, is expanding our research efforts in the study of cutaneous malignancies such as melanoma, basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinomas. We are assisted in this endeavor by our relationship with the UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center. Our goals are to establish ourselves as a Skin Cancer Center of Excellence.

Contact Us

If you would like more information about our clinical trials, please contact Faiza Shafiq, MD, and Kimberly Chun, MD, clinical research fellows at 858-657-7192 or email at

Pediatric Dermatology Research

The Pediatric and Adolescent Dermatology Research Group is involved in clinical studies of common and uncommon diseases, including acne, fungal infections, eczema (atopic dermatitis), warts and molluscum and psoriasis. For more information, visit their website.

Pediatric & Adolescent Dermatology Research: 858-576-1700 x4295

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