Joslyn Sciacca Kirby, MD, MEd, MS

    • 743 Citations
    • 16 h-Index

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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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  • Research Output

    A narrative review of the definition of ‘flare’ in hidradenitis suppurativa

    Kirby, J. S., Moore, B., Leiphart, P., Shumaker, K., Mammis-Gierbolini, A., Benhadou, F. & del Marmol, V., Jan 1 2020, In : British Journal of Dermatology. 182, 1, p. 24-28 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  • 3 Scopus citations

    Information framing effects on patients' decisions about dysplastic nevus management

    Batchelder, E., Straight, C., Butt, M. & Kirby, J. S., Apr 2020, In : Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. 82, 4, p. 1011-1013 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Loss of Skin Microbial Diversity and Alteration of Bacterial Metabolic Function in Hidradenitis Suppurativa

    Schneider, A. M., Cook, L. C., Zhan, X., Banerjee, K., Cong, Z., Imamura-Kawasawa, Y., Gettle, S. L., Longenecker, A. L., Kirby, J. S. & Nelson, A. M., Mar 2020, In : Journal of Investigative Dermatology. 140, 3, p. 716-720 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    3 Scopus citations

    Periodic worsening, or flare, in hidradenitis suppurativa: the perspective of people with hidradenitis

    Sarfo, A., Butt, M. & Kirby, J. S., Jan 1 2020, In : British Journal of Dermatology. 182, 1, p. 218-219 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

    3 Scopus citations

    Standing up together to the shame and stigma associated with hidradenitis suppurativa

    Kirby, J. S. & Leiphart, P., Feb 1 2020, In : British Journal of Dermatology. 182, 2, p. 267-268 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate