Joslyn Sciacca Kirby, MD, MEd, MS

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    20042020
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    Research interests

    Dr. Joslyn Kirby is a dermatologist and physician-scientist whose research has focused on value, including variation in care, costs, and outcomes, and hidradenitis suppurativa.

    Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a chronic inflammatory skin disease with a large negative effect on quality of life. Dr. Kirby's research related to HS included health services research of utilization and costs, coping and resilience and research of novel outcome measures.

    Dr. Kirby has been an investigator on several clinical trials, both industry-sponsored and investigator-initiated. She also utilized mixed methods in educational research and developed a novel workplace-based evaluation tool to support resident and student evaluation. She also worked to design and implement a clinical decision support app for prescribing topical corticosteroids (the CorticoCream Calculator, available in the iTunes and Play stores).

    Teaching and educational interests

    Dr. Joslyn Kirby, who is the Vice Chair for Education for the Department of Dermatology, is an active educator at all levels of medical education. She is the course director for dermatology education for pre-clinical medical students, oversees the clerkship for the clinical dermatology elective, is the program director for the dermatology residency, and is an active speaker at numerous national and international medical educational meetings.

    Education/Academic qualification

    MEd, The Pennsylvania State University

    … → May 2015

    Public Health Sciences, MS, The Pennsylvania State University

    … → Dec 2014

    Dermatology, Residency, University of Pennsylvania

    … → Jun 2008

    Preliminary Year in Internal Medicine, Pennsylvania Hospital

    … → Jun 2005

    MD, University of Virginia

    … → May 2004

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    Projects 2016 2020

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    Development of Outcome Measures for Hidradenitis Suppurativa

    Sciacca Kirby, J.

    National Institutes of Health

    9/1/168/31/20

    Project: Research projectClinical Investigator Award (CIA)

    Hidradenitis Suppurativa
    Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
    Reproducibility of Results
    Insurance
    Cicatrix

    Research Output 2004 2018

    3 Citations

    A core domain set for hidradenitis suppurativa trial outcomes: An international Delphi process

    Thorlacius, L., Ingram, J. R., Villumsen, B., Esmann, S., Kirby, J. S., Gottlieb, A. B., Merola, J. F., Dellavalle, R., Nielsen, S. M., Christensen, R., Garg, A. & Jemec, G. B. E., Jan 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : British Journal of Dermatology.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Hidradenitis Suppurativa
    Consensus
    Delivery of Health Care
    Clinical Trials
    Aptitude

    Dose, duration, and cost: opportunities to improve use of long-term oral antibiotics for people with rosacea

    Rill, J. S., Lev-Tov, H., Liu, G. & Kirby, J. S., May 7 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Dermatological Treatment. p. 1-5 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Rosacea
    Anti-Bacterial Agents
    Costs and Cost Analysis
    Databases
    Guidelines

    Endurance-frostbite, then and now

    Dempsey, A. I., Walley, K. & Kirby, J. S., Jun 1 2018, In : JAMA Dermatology. 154, 6, 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

    Frostbite
    4 Citations

    Geographic distribution of nonphysician clinicians who independently billed medicare for common dermatologic services in 2014

    Adamson, A. S., Suarez, E. A., McDaniel, P., Leiphart, P. A., Zeitany, A. & Sciacca Kirby, J., Jan 1 2018, In : JAMA Dermatology. 154, 1, p. 30-36 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Medicare
    Dermatology
    Physician Assistants
    Nurse Practitioners
    Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System

    Satisfaction with care and likelihood to recommend ratings attributed to dermatology trainees

    McDermott, L. E., Midura, M., Papagermanos, V., Sciacca Kirby, J., Wanat, K. A., Belazarian, L. T., Dunnick, C., Mounessa, J. S., Savory, S. A., Avashia-Khemka, N., Strunk, A. & Garg, A., Mar 1 2018, In : Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. 78, 3, p. 610-612 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Dermatology